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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The EU-UK future relationship: What happens after Brexit?

29 January 2020

The UK is preparing to leave the EU at midnight CET on 31 January 2020. The EU and the UK will then have until 31 December 2020, the end of the transition period provided for by the Withdrawal Agreement, to negotiate an agreement on their future relationship. Failing to reach such an agreement would lead to another "cliff edge" no deal scenario.

We explore the measures taken by each side to prepare for this next round of negotiations and what to expect from the months ahead.

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