Brexit & EU reform

The proposals in the UK Prime Minister’s speech on 17th January and the White Paper on 2nd February will require a new construct for cross-border regulatory coordination between the EU and the UK, which will operate in a complex legal and regulatory environment (outside the EU/EEA single market). CMS and the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission have produced a joint report which looks at how the new UK/EU partnership might work in the field of financial services. Please visit our dedicated page on this report here.

The Challenge of Brexit: How CMS is helping its financial institution clients across Europe and beyond
This brochure covers all FS sectors: insurance, banking and finance, payment services, securities and derivatives, funds and intermediaries etc. It describes the support available from CMS and the value added services available from RegZone. It lists the members of the financial services Brexit team from across CMS.

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Status:

A referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union was held on 23 June 2016. On 24 June 2016 it was announced that the UK voted to leave the EU. The earlier "UK-EU settlement" agreed in February 2016 is no longer valid following a vote to leave. The Government gave notice to the European Commission in March 2017 to 'trigger' Article 50 and begin the process.

Latest Reports

  • City, London

    The proposals in the UK Prime Minister’s speech on 17th January and the White Paper on 2nd February will require a new construct for cross-border regulatory coordination between the EU and the UK, which will operate in a complex legal and regulatory environment (outside the EU/EEA single market). CMS and ...

  • Europe from space

    This was a quiet week for Brexit news in the financial services sector. Her Majesty’s Government has yet to publish any detailed information about the proposals that it has announced for EU/UK financial services after the UK leaves the single market. Detailed analysis of the impact of Brexit (by UK ...

  • Europe from space

    Where we stand: The draft Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period from 29/03/19 to 31/12/20 during which the EU single market legislation, and its dual regulation coordination (DRC)/mutual recognition, would continue to apply to the UK. The UK has proposed (see Philip Hammond's speech of 7 March) that after ...

  • Europe from space

    During this week, Andrew Bailey made a speech in support of the UK government’s financial services “mutual recognition” proposals (see the Chancellor’s speech of 7 March 2018) but these ideas were firmly rejected in speeches from the EU side. The EU position is that the future relationship will be based on the EU’s equivalence regime for third countries and not on bespoke mutual recognition arrangements....

  • Europe from space

    BoE: Speech by Alex Brazier: Five years of macro prudential: regulating the Square Mile for all 94,000 square miles Text of this speech, given on 19 April 2018, follows. Topics include: post-crisis regulation; Brexit issues (including concerns over uncleared OTC derivative contracts) and the “unbundling” of bank services. Click here ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • 17 July 2018

    Deadline for responses to EBA consultation paper EBA/CP/2018/03.

  • *October 2018

    The EU's lead Brexit negotiator, Barnier, has indicated there may be an agreement reached on UK transitional arrangements in October 2018.

  • *29 March 2019

    Start of Brexit transition period