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Post-Brexit: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Rules on Company Law

The United Kingdom (UK) has withdrawn from the EU with effect from 1 January 2021, and as a result of this it no longer belongs to the European Economic Area (EEA). In addition to the much-talked about impact of the…
Legal Alerts / 27 Jan 2021

How Will Brexit Affect Finland?

The United Kingdom and the European Union are now two distinct market areas with diverse policies, regulations, and laws. The UK completed its withdrawal from the EU on  anuary 1, 2021, and the changes brought on by Brexit will have…
Legal Alerts / 22 Jan 2021

Post-Brexit: Recognition and Enforcement of English Judgments in Finland

The United Kingdom and the European Union concluded the long-awaited Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 24 December 2020. The agreement sets out the terms of their future cooperation following the ‘very final’ Brexit that occurred on 31 December 2020. The…
Legal Alerts / 14 Jan 2021

Brexit: EU-UK Data Flows to Continue for an Interim Period

On Christmas Eve, the European Union and the UK finally concluded the long-awaited Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“Agreement”) relating to the UK’s separation from the EU as of 1 January 2021. From the data protection perspective, the Agreement provides much-needed…
Legal Alerts / 29 Dec 2020

The Effects of a Possible No-deal Brexit on EU Trademarks and Community Designs

The UK’s Brexit deal is still under negotiation. On 1 April, the UK parliament once again rejected a series of proposed alternatives to Brexit. As such, the UK is still seeking to further prolong the negotiation period with the EU,…
Legal Alerts / 10 Apr 2019

Will Brexit Affect the UK Nationals in Your Workforce?

To tackle the effects of Brexit, the Finnish Government has proposed a special act that would extend UK citizens’ right of residence after 29 March 2019. The bill has not passed yet, but the Government aims to pass it as…
Legal Alerts / 15 Mar 2019

Consequences of a Hard Brexit for UK Directors and Companies in Finland

On 29 March 2017, the UK submitted a notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. In the absence of a ratified withdrawal agreement, EU law will cease…
Legal Alerts / 21 Feb 2019

Can You Mitigate the Effects of Potential “Hard Brexit” on Financial Services and Instruments between the EU and the UK?

The UK Parliament rejected the proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement on 15 January 2019. The withdrawal agreement included an implementation period from March 2019 until the end of December 2020, which would have allowed financial service firms and funds to continue…
Legal Alerts / 18 Jan 2019

Borenius to Open a Representative Office in London

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a new representative office in the City of London on 13 January 2020, which makes us the only large Finnish law firm to have an office in London. This unique opportunity…
News / 7 Jan 2020

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Borenius, founded in 1911, is one of the largest and most prominent full-service law firms in Finland. Outside of Finland, we have offices in St. Petersburg (Russia), New York (US) and London (UK). Our New York office opened in 2012,…
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