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Contracts, data and legal issues

The UK Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. This page brings together guidance and news from ICAEW, as well as externally-produced resources providing practical information on regulatory issues, contracts, commercial relationships and data handling.

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EU law and business: Brexit implications

Much Brexit guidance is concerned mainly with trade in goods, but there are a variety of other areas of EU law that also affect business. Our guide gives you a framework to understand these implications. It will be particularly relevant for services businesses seeking to assess how they are impacted.

External resources

Using personal data in your business or other organisation after the transition period

Government guidance on what businesses need to do regarding data protection and data flows with the EU after the end of the transition period. It includes information on receiving personal data from the EU/EEA and already adequate third countries, personal data flows from the UK, personal data provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement, and GDPR.

Brexit-proofing your contracts: a checklist

Checklist from UK law firm Travers Smith on how to brexit-proof your contracts covering definitions, pricing, compliance, change control, relief events, termination, data protection, governing law and dispute resolution.