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Arbitration of EU & UK disputes under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: A Whistle-Stop Tour

The dispute settlement process was a sensitive part of the TCA negotiation and given that the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) has ended up with no role in this process (a point the UK was insistent on), it represents a significant concession on the part of the EU. Adopting a Q&A style, this update will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the important dispute settlement provisions at part six of the TCA.

Revised EU Trade Enforcement Regulation Published

On Friday, February 12, 2021, revisions to the European Union (EU) Trade Enforcement Regulation, Regulation (EU) No 654/2014, were published in the EU’s Official Journal. The revised Trade Enforcement Regulation enables the EU to adopt countermeasures when it obtains a favorable ruling from a dispute settlement panel of the World Trade Organization or in bilateral and regional agreements and when the other party fails to cooperate on the adjudication of the dispute.

UK Public Procurement from 1 January 2021

What are the key legal and practical changes faced by UK/EU suppliers competing for regulated contracts after the end of the Brexit transition period? The UK Government has already published extensive plans to overhaul the UK regime, but those changes are unlikely to be effective for many months to come – so what has changed for suppliers from 1 January 2021?