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Brexit and free movement of persons

Brexit means the end of free movement of persons between the EU and the UK. This change will affect companies in the EU and the UK that depend on workers who are UK and EU citizens respectively. This note discusses the rules on free movement of persons before and after Brexit and offers guidance to companies and other parties in this regard.

May 18, 2020 Brexit
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Brexit and Commercial Contracts

Existing and future commercial contracts that include some form of EU-UK cross-border transaction risk being affected by Brexit. This note discusses some of the issues Brexit may give rise to in this regard and offers guidance to companies and other parties.

May 11, 2020 Brexit
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Brexit and data protection

The transfer of personal data is of key importance to many businesses. It is an area that is affected by Brexit and companies must consider how to deal with the changes brought upon by the British departure. This note discusses the implications of Brexit for the transfer of personal data and offers guidance to companies and other parties.

April 01, 2020 Brexit
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Brexit and cross-border telecommunications services

The Transition Period entered into force immediately upon the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020. During this period, EU law will continue to be applicable to and within the UK. What is to follow the Transition Period is uncertain and subject to ongoing negotiations between the EU and the UK. However, it is likely that the regulation of cross-border telecommunications services will be affected. In this context, this note discusses various implications of Brexit.

March 25, 2020 Brexit
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Brexit – Merger control and antitrust enforcement

The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 31 January 2020. The Competition and Market Authority (“CMA”), the UK national competition authority, recently published new guidance regarding the enforcement of merger control and antitrust rules under the Withdrawal Agreement.

February 27, 2020 Brexit
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Brexit requires extensive preparations by Swedish companies

Swedish companies with any form of exposure to the UK will be affected by Brexit. How an individual company is affected is dependent upon the company’s operational area.

January 24, 2019 Brexit
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Is the UK Attorney General’s legal advice regarding the backstop correct?

James Hope, partner and head of Vinge’s Dispute Resolution practice group in Stockholm as well as a Solicitor Advocate, provides an analysis of the latest turn of events concerning Brexit in an article written in English. What implications are there for the withdrawal agreement that the Attorney General’s advice was wrong?  

December 28, 2018 Brexit
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IP rights after Brexit – the view of the UK Government

In light of the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU, on 12 July this year the British Government published “The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union” (the “White Book”). The publication is the first of its kind and shows how the UK views its new relationship with the EU after Brexit.

August 08, 2018 Brexit
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The outcome of the referendum for Sweden

If the British voters choose to leave the EU on the 23rd of June big changes will take place, both in a large perspective and in a more direct way. What would be the consequences for Sweden? Erik Lagerlöf, who is a senior associate at Vinge with a particular interest in EU and international law, explains some of the issues involved.

May 26, 2016 Brexit
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After the Referendum

On the 23rd of June this year, the British voters are faced with the choice of leaving or staying within the EU. Regardless of the result, we know that the outcome of the referendum will generate legal, political and economic consequences for both Sweden and the rest of the EU.

May 25, 2016 Brexit