24 August 2016
The vote to leave the EU has started a long and complicated process that is likely to have implications for contracts, financial markets accessibility, employee relations, data protection, IP, competition law, M&A, tax and other areas. The EU is founded on laws and any new relationship will be legally based, the legal analysis is therefore fundamental. In this in-depth paper, written by Clifford Chance experts across our different practice areas, we look at each of these issues and assess the impact of Brexit on UK domestic law, the EU's own requirements and the timetable for the exit process. We also examine the alternatives to EU membership from an institutional and legal perspective including a discussion of how they would impact goods and services generally.