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Brexit Implications for Litigation

January 30, 2020, Covington Alert

As it is now certain that the UK will leave the EU on Friday, 31 January 2020, on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, we take a closer look at what this will mean for commercial litigation, particularly during the transition period. In headline summary, civil judicial co-operation will remain largely unchanged during the transition period to the end of 2020. There will then be a “run-off” period during which pre-Brexit arrangements will apply to some situations but not others. The regime that will overlap with, and over time take over from, this run-off period is not yet known.

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