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Brexit: The UK and the EU

Addressing Brexit's challenges and opportunities

With the UK and the wider EU facing the consequences of the Brexit vote, businesses globally need to manage the challenges and pursue the opportunities.

Visit our dedicated Brexit Hub for the latest news and developments.

At Clifford Chance, we have been working for several years to understand what form a potential Brexit could take and the practical implications for both the private and public sectors, including our clients around the world.

We have a unique combination of high level public policy and trade law capabilities, a pre-eminent international regulatory practice, and a top-tier European network with experience of international corporate reorganisations

By bringing these together we can help you to understand and plan for the challenges and opportunities Brexit could bring, provide you with strategic advice about how to engage in the far-ranging policy and regulatory discussions ahead, and help to reorganise your business and operations to succeed in the new environment.

Our dedicated Brexit Hub helps you to make sense of the latest developments and access our latest publications on the implications of Brexit and what it might mean for Britain's ongoing relationship with Europe.

Our Brexit Topic Guide on the Clifford Chance Financial Markets Toolkit goes into more detail and contains all of our publications, recordings of our "Insights on Brexit" calls and other resources for our clients.

Key issues

Guiding you through the complexities of Brexit.

Implementing Brexit

The UK's vote to leave the EU raises complicated questions in the UK, the rest of the EU and beyond, and across all business sectors. The UK will have to conclude both withdrawal and long-term arrangements with the EU, trade arrangements with third countries, and settle its position in the World Trade Organisation.

Read more about implementing Brexit

Brexit insights for multinationals

The long term impact of Brexit on multinationals with existing UK operations is uncertain. But it is clear there will be implications for supply chains, imports and exports, employment and future strategic planning. For some companies the changes will be significant. What do businesses need to do now to ensure that they are well placed to deal with the challenges ahead?

See more Brexit insights for multinationals

Brexit and financial services

The UK's departure from the European Union will have complicated, significant and long-term impacts on the financial services sector in the UK and the rest of the EU.

Read more about Brexit and financial services

Brexit and trade

The UK will experience a dramatic change in its trade relationships with the EU and other countries. We discuss the potential for a new UK/EU free trade agreement, trading under WTO rules and entering third state agreements.

Read more about Brexit and trade