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It has been an eventful few days for the Prime Minister following the conclusion of the UK-EU negotiations. Parliament is now poring over the proposed terms of the UK's exit from the EU as MPs prepare to debate and vote on the deal before the end of the year. 

In the meantime, uncertainty continues over what the landscape for individuals, businesses and institutions will look like after 29 March 2019. 

- Will Parliament approve the negotiated deal?

- What scenario will we be faced with if they do not? Would this prompt a "People's Vote"?

- Even if the negotiated deal is ratified by the UK and the EU, how long will the transition period continue? 

Despite all this uncertainty, applying a ‘wait and see’ approach to doing business in a European context could be disadvantageous. The team at Hewitsons is available to talk to you about your needs and how those may be impacted by Brexit. We have also identified a number of key areas that organisations should be considering now.

Commercial agreements


Data protection


State Aid

UK Agriculture

Whilst we can do no more here than flag points for you to consider, in a general way, we will be able to tailor our advice to your specific business needs and particular issues that affect your sector. Of course, despite the turmoil, uncertainty and pessimism of media speculation surrounding Brexit, opportunities are always associated with change and reviewing your legal and regulatory requirements may help with identifying such opportunities.

Hewitsons continues to have close European connections through our network of international law firms, LawExchange International. In that way we can provide an international dimension from trusted advisers which is critical to avoiding business disruption and to grasping opportunities quickly.

For more information please contact Emma Shipp or Charlotte Bull.

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