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European Commission Publishes Notice on No Deal Brexit and Competition Law Enforcement

On 25 March 2019, the European Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Competition Law (Notice), containing guidance on the main implications of a no-deal Brexit scenario on competition enforcement and merger control


Brexit Update: Eight EU Member States inject fresh impetus into the EU’s Capital Markets Union

A statement issued by the finance ministers of eight EU Member States signals a renewed momentum and commitment to realise targets and ambitions that will deliver the Capital Markets Union


Small Payment Institutions and Ireland

With the UK looking increasingly likely to exit both the single market and the customs union upon its withdrawal from the EU, Ireland would appear well-positioned to become the EU jurisdiction of choice for payment services firms


Ireland Pledges €78m in bid to host the European Medicines Agency

Ireland has submitted a bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which will have to relocate from its current base in London, because of the UK's decision to leave the EU


UK Firms Will Still Face EU Competition Law Scrutiny

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, and that the process for the UK leaving the EU has formally started, there is considerable interest in what the implications are for the UK in relation to competition law going forward


Theresa May’s Article 50 ‘Dear John’ Letter

Brexit might become the road to hell that was paved with good intentions


“Hard” Brexit and Competition Law

It appears from Theresa May’s recent announcement that the UK will trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) by March 2017


Minimising the Cost of Brexit Uncertainty: The Flexibility of Having an Irish Presence

Ireland is known for being a mature and well-respected common law legal jurisdiction and having a dynamic and flexible business environment


The Implications of Brexit for Competition Law

This article examines the options for the UK in relation to competition law now that it appears that there will be a Brexit, and highlights issues which are giving rise to uncertainty and may contribute to a gradual divergence in EU and UK competition law


Brexit Team

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David Williams

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+353 1 637 1542

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Marco Hickey

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mhickey@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1522

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Jennifer McGuire

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Ruairí Mulrean

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+ 353 1 638 5844

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Andrew Power

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apower@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5832

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