On 24 December 2020, the negotiators from the European Union (the EU) and the United Kingdom (the UK) reached an agreement on the new relationship between the EU and the UK. This agreement sets out the rules that apply between the EU and the UK from 1 January 2021.
Although the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, the Brexit only has a real impact since 1 January 2021. In the intervening period a transitions period applied during which the UK was still bound by all EU rules and regulations. This transition period ended on 31 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021 a new EU-UK partnership started and since new rules apply in the relationship between the EU and the UK. Some of them are laid down in the Brexit agreement. The agreement is a trade and cooperation agreement and prevents a fallback to the conditions of the World Trade Organization. Many matters, however, have not (yet) been settled in the agreement and therefore there may yet be uncertainty on certain themes coming years.
What is certain, is that the Brexit deal and the new EU-UK partnership will have an impact on many businesses. On this theme page you will find links to articles about the impact of Brexit in various practice areas. If your question has not been answered in these articles, please do not hesitate to contact any of our experts.
Van Doorne Brexit-team
We have set up a special Brexit team to support (foreign) companies in process and insurance law, financial law, tax law, privacy, employment law, corporate law, insolvency and restructuring, energy and environment, consumer goods and retail and European and competition law.
Our Brexit team is available for any questions you may have on the impact of Brexit on your business. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our experts.