Northern Ireland Protocol: ‘Shameful, cynical’ UK government slammed by Irish lawyers
Dominic Carman discovers that some of Ireland’s top law firms are enraged, with ‘not one client thinking the Protocol should be scrapped’
The six counties of Northern Ireland (NI) are home to around 1.9 million UK citizens. Six years on from the Brexit vote, and two and half years after the conclusion of the Withdrawal Agreement Act by the EU Council, their political relationship with the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and the rest of the European Union (EU) remains problematic – and to a degree, unresolved.
Beyond the myriad challenges arising from a dysfunctional Stormont Assembly – no functioning government, resignations and standoffs – the heart of the problem is an impasse concerning the Northern Ireland Protocol (Protocol). During Brexit negotiations in 2019 between the UK and Irish governments and the European Commission (Commission), the Protocol emerged as an attempt to address a range of complex, sometimes competing issues relating to customs and immigration at the Irish border between the UK and the EU, and assorted trade issues between NI and the rest of the UK.
August 2023 News
Securitisation and Cayman Orphan SPVs – Part Three
In the final article in a series of three, Paul Trewartha and Simon Lawrenson, Partners at Mourant Hong Kong, examine the key features of a securitisation vehicle and the advantages of utilising an Orphan SPV in the Cayman Islands for a securitisation transaction. In the first article of the series Securitisation and Cayman Orphan ...
July 2023 News
Cream of Jersey: best in class
Dominic Carman meets with the managing partners of Jersey’s elite law firms to discover how they are rising above economic challenges to deliver growth Enjoying a preeminent reputation as a major international finance centre that is both stable and at the forefront of international regulation, Jersey is often cited as a best-in-class offshore jurisdiction. ...