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Clock Ticking on a Brexit Deal

While the UK will exit the EU in just over 60 weeks, businesses continue looking ahead to prepare for the legal changes that will come once the exit becomes official on 29 March 2019. Discussing the upcoming negotiations between the UK and the EU, London-based White & Case partner James Greig said: "The likelihood of delivering even an outline of industry specific deals is low. First, the EU will see trade relationships holistically. Second, as the chief negotiator Michel Barnier has indicated, they are not willingly going to allow cherrypicking by the UK to protect business sectors that are key to it, but which are just part of the larger package for the EU. And third, the EU won't prejudice longer-term negotiation outcomes by premature announcements when we are not even in the starting blocks." Click here to read more (paywall).