General Doing Business Issues

Regulatory / Doing Business Issues This article  sets out certain general considerations in relation to UK regulation and doing business rules. Post Brexit traders will no longer have the benefit of the considerable EU freedoms and rights to provide services from an Irish base into the UK underpinned by the EU law. However, UK has […]

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Digital Services

Regulatory / Doing Business Issues This article deals with certain issues that may arise in relation to  digital services business in the UK post-Brexit. Digital services businesses are  not directly regulated / licensed but are subject to some common EU wide rules. These rules may or may not diverge after Brexit depending on how Brexit […]

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Financial Services

Banking and Payments There are common EU rules in the area of banking and payment services. The EU directives on access to the activities of credit institutions and investment firms provide for common prudential standards on supervision. After Brexit UK entities providing banking and payments services and e-money issuing may no longer rely on their […]

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Travel

UK – EU EU states and several non-EU states are part of the Schengen area. Ireland and the UK are outside the Schengen area and have continued and will continue the Common Travel Area. After Brexit, a British citizen will be a third country national under the Schengen border code. They may remain up to […]

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Communications

E-commerce The EU e-commerce legislation provides a common EU wide basis for the provision of information society services throughout the European Union. They are broadly services provided wholly over the Internet. There are strong principles which provide for the exclusive regulation of such providers in their home EU state. This is to facilitate the provision […]

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Road Transport

Common EU licensing schemes An operating licence for road transport is currently granted under a common EU scheme of regulation. After Brexit transport undertakings established in the United Kingdom no longer meet this requirement. The carriage of goods in the EU is subject to possession of a Community licence issued by the competent authorities of […]

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Aviation

Air Services Authorisiation The UK is part of the single EU internal market for air services an airlines licensing. EU / EEA  states following the common EU rules may operate routes anywhere in the EU without permission of the host country national authorities. There is an international treaty the International Air Services Transit Agreement to […]

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