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Brexit countdown

Brexit countdown

Our countdown illustrates the key dates and milestones on the road to Brexit. We will share regular updates regarding the progress of the Brexit negotiations as they unfold.

Timeline

The Road to Brexit

2018

 

October-December 2018

  • Expected publication of 'no deal' Statutory Instruments
   

October 2018

  • 18th: European Council Meeting on Brexit
   
November 2018
  • 14th: Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU as agreed at negotiators' level gets published
  • 14th: Outline of the political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK as agreed on negotiators' level gets published
  • 25th: European Council Meeting on Brexit
   
    Alternative or additional steps if hard Brexit:
     
December 2018
  • 10th (possibly): Vote in UK Parliament on the Withdrawal Agreement
  • 13th -14th: European Council Meeting on Brexit
  • Possible Start of preparatory organisational work for future negotiations on the future framework of the relationship of the EU and the UK
 

December 2018

  • If the UK Parliament rejects the Withdrawal Agreement → possible re-negotiations at the European Council Meeting on December 13th-14th; Possible second vote on a renegotiated Withdrawal Agreement in UK Parliament → If that fails as well, possible second referendum on a 'hard Brexit' in the UK
 

2019

 

January 2019
  • 21st: UK Parliament session
   
February 2019
  • UK Parliament session
  • 11th-14th: European Parliament (EP) plenary
  February 2019
  • Contingency measures
March 2019
  • 11th-14th: EP plenary
  • 25th-28th: Last EP plenary before Brexit day
  • 30th: Start of Transition Period (according to Art. 126, 185 Withdrawal Agreement)
  • 30th: Start of negotiations on the future framework of the relationship of the EU and the UK

BREXIT 29 March 11 pm GMT

 
    April 2019
  • Discussions on future relationship
 

2020

 

June 2020

  • 30th: Deadline for extending the transition period beyond 31st December 2020 (according to Art. 132 Withdrawal Agreement)
   
December 2020
  • 31st: End of transition period
   
 

2021

 
January 2021
  • 1st: Future treaty is in force
   
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2018

The Road to Brexit

Updated: 6 December 2018 - As the Withdrawal Agreement is pending in Parliament, the effects of Brexit remain unclear.

Click here to read "The Road to Brexit: explaining the process towards a deal/no deal"

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The Role of the English Courts Post Brexit: Emerging Challengers?

29 October 2018 - Brexit, and the potential impact it may have on the relationship between the UK and EU Member State court systems, has been a catalyst for the emergence of new English law and language international commercial courts and tribunals in EU jurisdictions. Will these pose a threat to London?

Click here to read "The Role of the English Courts Post Brexit: Emerging Challengers?"

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Brexit - Trade in goods under the draft Withdrawal Agreement endorsed on 25 November 2018 by the UK and the EU

28 November 2018 - On 25 November 2018, the EU27 and the UK during a special meeting of the European Council endorsed the draft Withdrawal Agreement as well as a political declaration on the future bilateral relationship, marking an important milestone in the Brexit negotiations. This alert focuses on the effects the draft Withdrawal Agreement (if agreed as such) would have on trade in goods between the UK and the EU27 and between the UK and third countries. At this stage, it is uncertain whether or not the Withdrawal Agreement will take effect on 30 March 2019 as envisaged, as it still has to be approved by both the UK and EU parliaments.

Click here to read "Brexit - Trade in goods under the draft Withdrawal Agreement endorsed on 25 November 2018 by the UK and the EU"

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Brexit Countdown – Trade in Goods and Services

3 December 2018 - UK Prime Minister May and the political leaders of the EU-27 have endorsed the draft Withdrawal Agreement that is intended to end the UK's membership of the EU on 29 March 2019. They have also indicated their support for the Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU-27, including on trade, that will apply after the end of a transition period, at the latest by December 2022.

Click here to read "Brexit Countdown – Trade in Goods and Services"

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2019

Brexit

29 March 2019 at 11 pm GMT

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2020

Transition period

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