The UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020. The transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement ended on 31st December 2020. Existing EU Treaties, EU free movement rights and the general principles of EU law now no longer apply in relation to the UK. EU regulations only continue to apply in UK domestic law (by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) to the extent that they are not modified or revoked by regulations under that Act.

The EU and the UK negotiating teams have agreed the terms of a detailed post-Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement which has been given effect from 1st January 2021. Our Brexit team will be considering the detail of the terms of the agreement and will be updating briefings on our website.

Our Brexit resources include over 30 practice group and sector briefings, practical tools for businesses and various videos. These can be accessed via the links below. We have a team of contacts who can discuss the subject directly with you and offer further guidance. If this would be helpful, please do get in touch with one of our team.

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Bird & Bird & CAA Aviation legal update: The UK and Europe after Brexit - 9 December 

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Policy implications of the new UK Immigration Rules for employers - November 2020

Yuichi Sekine, our Head of UK Business Immigration, explores the policy implications associated with the introduction of new UK Immigration Rules from January 2021.

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Brexit Update – EU Tech Trade after Brexit: Regulatory Compliance - November 2020

In this short webinar partner, Roger Bickerstaff explores the regulatory compliance issues applicable to tech companies after the end of the Brexit transition period when the UK will have “Third Country” status.

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Brexit Update – Dispute Resolution & Contracts - November 2020

Bryony Hurst shares her thoughts on what the end of the transition period will mean for commercial contracts, covering both its effect on existing and future contracts, and issues around dispute resolution going forward.

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Brexit Update – EU Tech Trade after Brexit: the “Big Picture” - November 2020

Roger Bickerstaff considers the effect of the end of the transition period on Tech Trade, focusing on the impact of new customs procedures, new (and existing) trade agreements (including WTO terms) and trade in technology generally.

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Legal update: impact of Brexit on the aviation industry - November 2020

As the aviation industry looks towards a post-Brexit world, it is still unclear whether the UK and the EU will reach a trade agreement to apply after the transition period, which ends next month.

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Brexit Update – Overview from Sally - November 2020

Sally Shorthose, our Head of the Brexit group, gives a birds eye view on the status of Brexit preparedness in the light of COVID & the US election.

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Brexit Update – Employment & Immigration - November 2020

In this short video, Yuichi Sekine discusses the overall impact of the new Immigration Rules on employers and the challenges they will face at the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

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Brexit update -19 June 2020

Watch Bird & Bird's London dispute resolution associates Jonathan Robb and Yvanna Miller discuss the implications for cross-border disputes after Brexit.

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