Brexit Library

Brexit

 

Please click on the links below for more on our articles and insights in navigating your business through Brexit.


Immigration Update: Ireland and United Kingdom sign Common Travel Area Memorandum of Understanding 

Our corporate immigration team will continue to provide updates on changes or clarifications occurring in the run up to Brexit in 2019...read more


Brexit Omnibus Legislation Finalised

The "Brexit omnibus legislation", which prepares Ireland for a disorderly Brexit, has been finalised. This article discusses the commencement of the Act, several amendments made to it, and the Act's granting of Ministerial powers...read more


No-deal Brexit Bill Proposes Changes to Tax Legislation

Various provisions of tax law will be amended to maintain status quo in the event of no-deal Brexit...read more


Considerations for the Administration of a Company in the Context of Brexit

Brexit may impact on board composition and filing of financial statements...read more


Government Publishes Scheme for "No-Deal" Brexit Bill

The Irish Government has published the outline of an omnibus Brexit Bill which it proposes for enactment in event of a "no-deal" Brexit. This proposed legislation is part of a co-ordinated plan at EU-level to mitigate any risks that may arise from a "no-deal" scenario. The scheme of the Bill provides for the maintenance of existing legislative regimes in healthcare, energy, taxation, financial services, insurance and employment. The scheme also confers additional powers on Enterprise Ireland to assist businesses that may be affected by Brexit...read more


Irish Government Proposals for Insurance Sector in No-Deal Brexit Scenario

Temporary run-off regime for UK based insurers with Irish policyholders proposed in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit ...read more


Ireland and the European Medicines Agency Prepare for Brexit

Ireland has set its sights on ensuring uninterrupted supply of medicines and assuming a greater role in EU regulatory activities post-Brexit...read more


ESMA Issues Investment Management Opinion on Brexit Relocations

Amid concerns of regulatory arbitrage playing a part in relocation choices, ESMA has set out its minimum authorisation and supervisory standards in a series of general and sector-specific opinions...read more

EIOPA Issues Opinion on Supervisory Convergence in Light of Brexit

Following the UK's vote to leave the EU, (re)insurers have been engaging in contingency planning with the aim of ensuring continuity of service post-Brexit...read more


UK Government appeal rejected - Parliamentary approval required before Article 50 is triggered

On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, by a majority of 8 to 3, rejected an appeal against the High Court's 3 November 2016 judgment that parliamentary consent is required before the UK government submits a notice of withdrawal under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union....read more


Establishing a Life Insurer in Ireland – Key Considerations

Brexit, and the expected loss of passporting rights, represents a considerable challenge for the UK life insurance industry. Although some UK insurers may not rely on an EU passport for their life insurance business, they may depend on passporting to conduct their investment business. Many UK insurers are considering Ireland as an alternative base post-Brexit to guarantee continued access to the EU Single Market...read more


Establishing a Non-Life Insurer in Ireland – Key Considerations

Brexit, and the expected loss of passporting rights, represents an unprecedented challenge for the UK non-life  insurance market. Many UK insurers are considering Ireland as an alternative base post-Brexit to guarantee continued access to the EU Single Market because Ireland is seen as the least disruptive option for them...read more


Establishing a Reinsurer in Ireland – Key Considerations

Brexit, and the expected loss of passporting rights, represents an unprecedented challenge for the UK reinsurance market. Many UK (re)insurers are considering Ireland as an alternative base post-Brexit to guarantee continued access to the EU Single Market...read more


Establishing an Irish Intermediary – Key Considerations

Brexit, and the expected loss of passporting rights, represents a major challenge for the closely-knit Irish and UK insurance markets. Many UK regulated intermediaries may consider obtaining regulatory registration in Ireland to guarantee continued access to the EU market...read more


UK Government Requires Parliamentary Approval Before Triggering Article 50

On 23 June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted by a majority of over 1.25m to leave the European Union. The result of this referendum has had, is having and will continue to have major political and economic consequences in the UK. This vote also requires the taking of certain legal steps. The first of which is for the UK to trigger the formal process for withdrawal under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. In early October, the new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, signalled her intention to submit an Article 50 notice to the EU before the end of March 2017...read more


UK Withdrawal From The European Union: The Legal Mechanics

By a majority of over 1.25m, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Brexit has already had, and will continue to have, major political and economic implications for the UK itself but also for Ireland and the rest of the EU...read more


Brexit Group

Our dedicated Brexit Group is already helping our clients to seize opportunities and to anticipate and address issues and risks arising from Brexit. Please contact any member of our team below  for advice.

 

BryanBourke

Bryan Bourke

Managing Partner

bryan.bourke@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5106
 
Shane Kelleher

Shane Kelleher

Partner
Financial Regulation
shane.kelleher@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5148
 
John Larkin

John Larkin 

Partner
Insurance & Reinsurance
john.larkin@williamfry.com 
+353 1 639 5224
Dan Morrissey

David FitzGibbon

David Fitzgibbon

Partner
Corporate
david.fitzgibbon@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5154
Eavan Saunders

Eavan Saunders

Partner
Corporate
eavan.saunders@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5208
Ted McGrath

Ted McGrath

Partner
Tax
ted.mcgrath@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5262   
Shiela Tormey

Sheila Tormey

Partner
Competition & Regulation
sheila.tormey@williamfry.com
+353 1 489 6512 
Leo Moore

Leo Moore

Partner
Technology
leo.moore@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5152
Stephen Keogh

Stephen Keogh

Partner
Corporate
stephen.keogh@williamfry.com
+44 207 571 0497

Karen Sheil
Catherine O'Flynn

Karen Sheil

Partner
Real Estate
karen.sheil@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5338

 

Catherine O'Flynn  

Partner
Employment & Benefits
catherine.oflynn@williamfry.com
+353 1 639 5136

 

 

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Ivor Banim

Partner, Head of London Office
Corporate
ivor.banim@williamfry.com
+44 20 7961 0897