The negotiations to establish a new relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union will be complex and unpredictable and provide companies, industries and governments with unprecedented challenges. 

The three stages of the process - separation, transition and reengagement - will take the EU and the UK through uncharted territory.

In addition to its legal services, DLA Piper's Government Affairs team - made up of experienced EU policy, international trade, and diplomatic advisers - is available to help you make sense of the Brexit process. We will work to keep you informed of the latest intelligence relevant to you, to represent your interests in the EU as well as the UK, and to create strategies to minimise risks and capitalise on opportunities. 

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Our EU Policy, International Trade, and Government Affairs service includes:

Intelligence and tailored management briefings

With state-of-the-art monitoring tools and direct access to key stakeholders in the Brexit negotiations, our team delivers analysis and reports covering multiple EU countries to provide a detailed counterbalance to media headlines. Additionally, our strong relationships with think tanks, academic institutions, and designated experts allow us to construct an extensive impact assessment tailored to the client's needs. The service includes a quarterly boardroom presentation from our team on what the latest Brexit developments mean to you.

Policy and advocacy services - interest representation and corporate diplomacy

We will ensure that your sector, industry, and corporate priorities are recognised and included in the Brexit process and the resulting EU/UK trade agreement. Our extensive knowledge of the EU and the UK institutions gives us access to relevant stakeholders across the complex interinstitutional spectrum - in Brussels, London, and the capitals of EU Member States.

Strategic advice

Our advisers will guide you through the labyrinth of institutional procedures and protocols that are the basis of the Brexit process. We will assist in mitigating the challenges and optimise the opportunities that Brexit and its follow-up will bring. We will also provide strategic advocacy and targeted interest representation during all three phases of negotiations.

For more information on our services and how we can help you to navigate the Brexit process, please contact Brexit Legal Director Paul Hardy or partners Jeroen Jansen in Brussels or John Forrest in London.