Over three years has passed since the referendum on the 23 June 2016 when the UK voted to leave the European Union. The outworking of the referendum result has led to significant political, legal and constitutional debate; however, the terms on which the UK will depart remain uncertain, as are the terms of the future trading relationships between the UK, EU 27 and other trading partners.
With its geopolitical history and its land border with an EU member state, Northern Ireland stands to be uniquely impacted by Brexit. That unique impact is complicated, and compounded, by the absence of a functioning Executive in Northern Ireland and businesses in this jurisdiction therefore face unique and unprecedented challenges. As a business based in Northern Ireland we understand those challenges and with multi-disciplinary teams practising law in the jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and England and Wales, we are uniquely placed to assist clients respond to the specific challenges and opportunities they face arising out of Brexit.
We have assisted clients across the public and utilities sectors on the potential impact of Brexit on their operations and have advised clients across the private sector ranging from SME’s and family run businesses to multinational companies and institutional clients in respect of their Brexit resilience planning. We have worked closely with clients in the agri-business, energy, logistics, construction, manufacturing, utilities and technology sectors in particular in relation to their Brexit planning to include the implementation of strategies to address contractual protections, security of supply and supply chain issues, IP protection and data transfer, insurance, people movement, potential impacts from competition law, procurement law and state aid, banking and finance, real estate requirements and environmental standards and regulation.
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