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A hard Brexit for European cross-border dispute resolution? - What companies outside the EU and the UK should know (Part I)

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For Japanese companies, the European Union’s (“EU”) single market offers the possibility of conducting most of their European business through only one European headquarter. Before the United Kingdom’s (“UK”) withdrawal from the EU (so called “Brexit”), which ultimately became effective on 1 January 2021, this included access to the UK.The EU and the UK agreed on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, preventing a so-called “hard Brexit”. This agreement now governs the EU-UK relationship and the regulatory framework for companies conducting cross-border commercial transactions between the UK and the EU’s single market. In light of the Japan-EU (2019) and Japan-UK (2021) free trade agreements, there is no lack of potential business opportunities for Japanese companies in both the EU ...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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