Many contracts with reference to the UK contain links to European law or Europe-wide territorial agreements, so that a „Hard Brexit“ can result in confusion as to the interpretation of contractual clauses and applicable sources of law.
Brexit is expected to have a significant impact on the future IP policy of internationally acting companies.
The UK's withdrawal from the EU has a variety of tax implications and the German legislator has already unilaterally enacted a Brexit Tax Accompanying Act in order to mitigate the negative consequences of a Brexit for German taxpayers.
In order to maintain the level of protection afforded by European data protection law with regard to the processing of personal data even in the case of data processing outside the EU, the GDPR calls for special legal protection of data transfers to a data processor not established in the EU.
With the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rather strict EU requirements for the distribution of goods are no longer directly applicable in the United Kingdom. It is therefore unclear which requirements companies will have to comply with in the future.
Find out more about employee participation under the European Works Council Act (EWC Act) in a no-deal Brexit case.
Due to EU regulations, personnel deployment to other EU member states is currently extremely simplified. How will this affect the UK under a no-deal Brexit?
A “Hard Brexit” will have far-reaching consequences, e.g. for the jurisdiction of courts in cross-border disputes or the recognition and enforcement of court rulings.