Brussels Agenda - April 2017
Brexit has again dominated the headlines this month, and in this issue we take a closer look at some of the issues which have arisen following the UK Government’s notification under Article 50 that the UK will leave the European Union.
Our viewpoint article this month is from Colin Passmore and Oliver Thomson who consider the implications of Brexit on legal professional privilege between the UK and the EU and the EEA.
We also have articles from the Law Society of Scotland and the Law Society of England and Wales (Wales Office) on the subject of Brexit and devolution. Furthermore, we set out some of the key figures who will be involved with the negotiations from the Continent, along with the initial reactions to the UK’s triggering of Article 50.
Additionally, you will also see our usual update on the latest EU policy developments, politics and case law. In particular, we have an article considering the conflicting opinions of Advocates General Kokott and Sharpston in two very similar cases concerning religious discrimination in the private sector, as well as reporting the CJEU decision on these cases. We also have an update following the publication of the draft report of the Committee on Legal Affairs on the proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.