Brexit Impact

Curated by Gwen de Vries
Director of Publishing and Content Development

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Since then a new UK government has been formed, pledging to implement the result and negotiate the country’s departure in a move known as Brexit. A period of uncertainty has now begun, with law firms and their corporate clients involved in cross-border activity considering the legal and business implications. A Department for Exiting the European Union was created by the UK government after the referendum. The British Prime Minister has indicated that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally beginning the exit process, will be invoked between January and March 2017. However this may be delayed as the Divisional Court has decided on 3 November 2016 that the Government may not use its Executive prerogative powers to give notice of its intention to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, because this is a matter for Parliament.

Wolters Kluwer International Group is committed to providing timely and authoritative news and analysis on the consequences of Brexit for selected practice areas. We will also guide you to our cross-border content and services that support lawyers and their clients when assessing their options in the uncertain times caused by Brexit.