The legal impact of Brexit
Parliament has rejected the Withdrawal Agreement. What steps can businesses now take to protect their interests in a no-deal Brexit scenario?
On 15 January, the UK Parliament voted to reject the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which sets out the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union and Euratom.
The UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019 and there is considerable uncertainty about the future. In this context Pinsent Masons commissioned YouGov to survey board members of the UK’s largest listed and private companies to find out how boards are preparing their business for Brexit.
How prepared are large businesses for Brexit? To find out, Pinsent Masons commissioned The Lawyer and YouGov to survey general counsel and board members of the UK’s largest listed and private companies. The survey provides insight into the plans being drawn up for Brexit and explores the role of the general counsel in managing risk and identifying opportunity.
One of the most daunting Brexit challenges is the requirement to review existing contract portfolios to understand their risk exposure. Using our own artificial intelligence software, Pinsent Masons has developed a modern solution to an unprecedented challenge.
A clear priority is the need for organisations to engage with government to help inform views on what a positive Brexit negotiation outcome looks like. Our Public Policy team, led by former RBS communications executive Andrew Henderson, has developed a free guide to effective engagement with government.
With so much uncertainty around Brexit, the temptation might be to 'wait and see'. But what if your competitors do not? Forward-thinking business leaders can find advantage by acting now. Get in touch to discuss your own opportunities and challenges, and to find out more about any of the services featured here.
An immediate impact of Brexit has been a freeze on recruitment as businesses re-assess plans. However the pressure to deliver work-in-progress has not abated. Through our flexible legal resourcing hub, Vario, we can help organisations address that challenge through the appointment of high calibre, fixed term support.
In our latest Brexit video guide, Richard Bull, government affairs expert at Pinsent Masons, explores the purpose of the Bill, its most controversial aspects and how businesses should respond in the face of the changing legislation.
Our cross-border, multidisciplinary Brexit Advisory Team can lead and facilitate discussions within your organisation about what practical steps can be taken to prepare for change.
Prime minister Theresa May has formally triggered article 50 and businesses are now on notice that the UK will leave the EU within two years. Watch our video guides as Guy Lougher discusses the next steps for the UK Government and Douglas Alexander looks at how the wider landscape may impact Brexit.