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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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 The earlier "UK-EU settlement" agreed in February 2016 is no longer valid following a vote to leave.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.

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • *31 October 2019

    Exit date is:

    •  31 October 2019 The UK will withdraw from the EU

  • *31 December 2020

    End of Brexit transition period