Energy UK, in collaboration with the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, offered a series of free webinars to provide advice on the regulatory and legal aspects that UK-based businesses need to consider as part of their no-deal preparations.
The series of four webinars, hosted by legal experts, focused on key areas for businesses to consider as part of preparations for the potential scenario should the UK would have left the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019. These ranged from cross-sector issues such as contracts and data protection to areas specific to the energy industry including trading energy and carbon pricing.
No-deal Brexit Forum
If you have any questions for our experts following any of our webinars, you can post these in our Forum.
Webinar delegates will be sent a one time access code after each webinar which they can use to register to access the forum.
1. No-deal Brexit preparations: Contractual Issues
Considerations for business in relation to contracts and other key cross-sector issues including employment and data protection.
Held: Thursday 17 October
This webinar looked at the implications for business a no-deal Brexit on existing and new contracts including in relation to:
- Brexit related termination events
- Interpretation issues for existing contracts
- Key issues to consider for new contracts
- Data protection compliance
- Employment law, business travel and migration
2. No-deal Brexit preparations: Energy after Brexit
Considerations for businesses in relation to energy regulatory issues
Held: Wednesday 23 October
This webinar looked at the impact for business of a no-deal Brexit in relation to energy regulatory issues including:
- Impact on trading energy (including market decoupling and REMIT regulations)
- EU ETS and carbon pricing
3. No-deal Brexit preparations: Importing and Exporting
Considerations for business in relation to importing and exporting goods
Held: Thursday 24 October
This webinar looked at the impact for energy businesses of a no-deal Brexit in relation to importing and exporting goods:
- General implications of trading under WTO rules;
- Customs duties, tariffs, taxes and other requirements;
- Customs procedures for import and export, including an introduction to the transitional simplified procedures;
- Behind the border impacts where goods are imported.
4. Feedback and wrap up of previous topics and any other issues
Held: Tuesday 29 October
This webinar provided an opportunity to review any outstanding questions from previous webinars and explored any issues not previously covered where relevant.