Brexit webinar series

Brexit webinar series

Our five-part webinar series covered some of the key challenges businesses may face in the run up to and after the end of the Brexit transition period. We looked at where we are now, the potential future developments and the legal risks and challenges faced by businesses arising from Brexit and how best to mitigate them.

Session one - Introduction and Brexit certainties

In this webinar we cover:

  • Where we are now
  • What are the key points that businesses are seeking advice on?
  • What EU laws will be retained?

Session two - Brexit and immigration

Free movement for European nationals ends at 11pm on 31 December 2020 and the UK is facing the biggest changes to its immigration system for decades. In this webinar we cover:

  • The EU Settlement Scheme – what steps should businesses be taking to ensure your existing European workers are able to remain in the UK long term, and
  • The new immigration system – how will the changes impact your business in relation to hiring European and non-European nationals and what steps should you be taking to prepare for the new immigration system

Session three - Brexit's impact on data protection

In this webinar we cover:

  • What happens during the transition period?
  • Should businesses appoint a European representative during the transition period?
  • What happens at the end of the transition period?
  • What will UK Data protection law consist of?
  • What role will the ICO have? Will their guidance still be relevant?
  • Can businesses still transfer data to and from Europe if the UK leaves without a deal?
  • Will the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) still apply?
  • Will the Directive on Security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) still apply?
  • Will the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) still apply?
  • Will eIDAS still apply?

Session four - International trade, litigation and IP

In this webinar we cover:

  • What steps should you consider given the potential impacts on trade?
  • IP - what's changing and what is staying the same?
  • Payment issues and disputes – what is the impact on cross-border litigation and arbitration?

Session five - Brexit and regulation

In this webinar we cover:

  • The general approach to regulations
  • Level playing field and state aid
  • Competition law
  • The Internal Market Bill
  • General Q&A on any issues raised in the Brexit webinar series

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