A welcome step towards certainty for businesses transferring data from the EU to the UK
The European Commission has published its draft adequacy decision in respect of the UK, which is an important step towards the continued free flow of personal data from the EEA to the UK. Amir Kousari, Senior Associate and data protection expert at tech law firm Boyes Turner explains the implications.
What impact will the new immigration rules have on UK Manufacturing?
The introduction of the new immigration rules on 1st January represent the biggest change to the UK’s immigration system in almost five decades, and whether you look at it from a positive or a negative viewpoint, leaving the EU and the subsequent introduction of the new immigration rules will have a profound impact on UK manufacturing.
The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (‘CAR93’) regulate the relationship between a commercial agent in the UK, and their principal. As you might guess from the title, CAR93 derives from an EU directive, namely, the EU Commercial Agents Directive (“EUCAD”). However, the UK has now left the EU, and finished its transition period on 31 December 2020 (‘IP Completion Day’). So what happens now?
Opportunities presented by the UK’s new immigration system
Many column inches and interviews over the last few years have been dedicated to the impact that leaving the EU is going to have on British business’s ability to attract and retain talent. There is no question that many businesses and indeed some entire sectors are going to face significant challenges over the next few years, however it’s important to highlight that it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to immigration.
It’s been a tough year for the Property industry and for many employers focus has understandably been on survival during the Covid Crisis. However, a new Immigration System came into force on 1 January 2021.
The Quest for Adequacy: EU-UK Data Transfers after Brexit
Notwithstanding the holiday period, it would have been hard to miss the Christmas Eve announcement of a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom, one week before the end of the UK’s Transition Period at 11pm on 31 December 2020.
Brexit - Contractual considerations for recovering debts and litigating disputes
At the time of writing this article the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations hangs in the balance. Amidst the myriad of possible issues to consider, one area that tech companies may have overlooked is taking steps to improve their ability to recover outstanding debts post Brexit.
Brexit Leave campaigners, including Boris Johnson, promised that a free trade agreement between the US and the UK would be one of the greatest advantages of leaving the European Union. However, the post-Brexit transition period ends on 31 December and as things stand there will be no formal trade agreement between the UK and EU member states.