英国脱欧前,大多数在英国经营的跨国企业通过其享有的“护照”特权在欧洲开展业务或设立机构,这表明总部位于欧洲的企业,无需单独在英国获得经营许可。2021年1月1日,此类护照特权被取消。虽然这些欧洲企业中约有1500家使用旧护照,通过 “临时许可制度”进行短期经营,但英国金融行为监管局(FCA)表示,这些企业以及其他总部设在英国境外、已经获得许可或打算申请许可的企业都将受到特定因素和监管措施的制约。这些因素和措施对跨国企业的侧重点与对国内企业有所不同。
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Q2 2019: missed the key litigation news of the last quarter? Fear not as all you need to know is here, from jurisdiction to service, as massive class actions and parental liability suits stand pending in the English Courts, UWOs turn out to have multiple use cases and arbitration awards continue to be hard to challenge.
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Q2 2019: missed the key litigation news of the last quarter? Fear not as all you need to know is here, from jurisdiction to service, as massive class actions and parental liability suits stand pending in the English Courts, UWOs turn out to have multiple use cases and arbitration awards continue to be hard to challenge.
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Q1 2019: the English Courts attempt to create some certainty for businesses by robustly upholding orthodox common law principles, while Brexit chaos continues. In other news, the SFO and the FBI face set-backs in the English Courts.
Welcome to our round up of 10 key decisions and developments from the UK courts, regulators and legislature in Q1 2019 plus a bonus comment about the not-yet-Brexit and its implications for civil and judicial cooperation.

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By Simon Witney Tamasin Little King and Wood Mallesons London, United Kingdom

Simon Witney Tamasin Little The British prime minister has helpfully assured us that “Brexit means Brexit”, but many commentators have pointed out that there are, in fact, different degrees of separation – and some have suggested that the UK is heading for a “hard Brexit”. In fact,

girardet_pWe have spoken to a lot of our clients and we didn’t really hear that they thought leaving the EU would lead to less regulation as far as their sectors are concerned. If you look at the competition side, you’re really looking at a fairly global system of enforcement these days, so I don’t think that there would be significant changes in the way competition law is enforced in the UK at a general level. But, of course, there are interesting developments if you look a little bit more at the detail.

我们与许多客户谈过,并没有听他们说英国退出欧盟后,他们行业的监管会更宽松。从竞争法来看,当前执法体系的全球化水平较高,因此我认为,总体上英国竞争法的执行方式不会有大改变。当然,从细节来看,还是会发生一些有趣的变化。


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A chan_jydecision to exit the European Union would fundamentally and irrevocably affect how our clients do business. That impact would vary tremendously across different sectors. The ramifications of a vote to leave extend far beyond just the legal considerations; there is a vast array of issues at play.

Over the past six months, the King & Wood Mallesons Banking & Finance Team in Europe have been working with clients, industry leaders, academics and media influencers to offer a 360° view of the implications of Brexit for businesses. The following guide provides a background to Brexit and, more importantly, outlines the implications of Brexit for banking & financial services.


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naunton_wThere are several areas of issue for the Real Estate sector. One is in the run-up to a referendum, which may create a period of instability and stagnation in the property market, whilst people think about what may happen if there were to be a Brexit or what would happen if we stay in. Now that in itself can manifest opportunities for investors because they see the market stalling and that should mean that prices come off and therefore, it could present an opportunity. But I think the more likely concern is that if people believe a Brexit will really happen, that that may just create stagnation.

英国退欧会给房地产行业带来几个问题。一是在公投的预备阶段,房地产市场可能出现一段不稳定和停滞期,人们会考虑英国退出和留在欧盟分别会发生什么事情。这种情况本身可能给投资者带来一些机会,因为他们看到市场停滞,可能意味着价格下跌,这可能是一个机会。但是,我认为更可能发生的情况是,如果人们相信英国真的会退出欧洲,这只会带来市场停滞。


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