On Friday 24 January, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed, on behalf of the UK, the Withdrawal Agreement – the agreement setting out the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union (“Brexit”). This followed the successful passing of the UK domestic legislation necessary to implement the Withdrawal Agreement, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, on 23 January.

All that now remains is for the Withdrawal Agreement to be ratified by the European Parliament (expected to occur on Wednesday 29 January) and for the European Council, which represents the governments of the EU’s member states, to approve the agreement (expected to occur on Thursday 30 January).

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Photo of Aonghus Heatley Aonghus Heatley

Aonghus Heatley acts for GT’s UK and international clients across various industry sectors in relation to virtually all aspects of English and European Union environmental law.

Aonghus advises clients on regulatory matters, environmental claims, sustainability, climate change, and health and safety issues in…

Aonghus Heatley acts for GT’s UK and international clients across various industry sectors in relation to virtually all aspects of English and European Union environmental law.

Aonghus advises clients on regulatory matters, environmental claims, sustainability, climate change, and health and safety issues in addition to advising on general corporate and commercial matters as part of GT’s wider London Corporate group.

In 2017/2018, Aonghus undertook a part-time secondment to Volvo Truck Corporation (part of the Volvo Group) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Photo of Gillian Sproul Gillian Sproul

Gillian Sproul focuses her practice on advising clients on the impact of EU and UK competition law on their transactions, operations and business strategy. She represents clients in cartel and abuse of dominance cases, energy regulatory investigations and market inquiries before the EU

Gillian Sproul focuses her practice on advising clients on the impact of EU and UK competition law on their transactions, operations and business strategy. She represents clients in cartel and abuse of dominance cases, energy regulatory investigations and market inquiries before the EU and UK regulators and courts and has obtained EU, UK and other national clearances for numerous complex M&A and joint venture transactions. Her experience extends also to advising clients on competitor co-operation and information exchange, distribution and licensing and compliance.

According to the Chambers UK Guide 2022, Gillian “..has great experience; she’s sharp, understands clients’ needs and provides clear instructions when coordinating international projects.”