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Four and a half years after the UK voted to leave the EU, a deal between the UK and EU was finally reached. The expiry of the transition period on 31 December 2020 marks the start of a new relationship between the UK and the EU.

We have identified the key areas that will be impacted by the Brexit deal (the Trade and Cooperation Agreement) and outlined recommendations of what to consider for each of these areas. Immediate planning in each of these areas is essential.

The global nature of our Firm and the clients we represent means that we have a number of experts who can provide advice that is tailored to your organisation and the challenges that you face. If you would like help navigating the complicated, evolving landscape, please contact a member of our dedicated team of specialists or your usual Baker McKenzie contact.

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Stephen Ratcliffe is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Benefits practice in London. He has more than 14 years of legal experience and was recognized as an "Associate to Watch" by Chambers & Partners in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before his promotion to partnership. Stephen has been described as "very precise, technically excellent, but also very practical."

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Tony Haque is a senior associate with over 20 years' experience advising in all areas of UK immigration and nationality work, and related European Union law. He is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Global Labor Employment and Employee Benefits Practice Group, where he advises on related corporate, tax and labor law issues, and leads the Firm's Global Immigration & Mobility department in London. Tony is an appointed member of the Law Society's Immigration Law Committee which provides expert guidance to practitioners and seeks to influence the direction of policy. He is recognized as a leader in his field by all of the main UK legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Legal Experts, Global Counsel 3000 and A Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

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Graham Stuart is a partner at Baker McKenzie's London office specialising in product regulation and environmental, health and safety law.

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Patrick O'Gara is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Tax department in London.

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Mark Delaney heads Baker McKenzie's London Tax Practice and serves as member of the Firm’s Europe Indirect Tax Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Firm in 2006, Mark was involved in the technology, international trade and services, information communications and energy/environment sectors. Currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, he regularly advises on a broad range of UK, EU and global VAT law.

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Emily Carlisle is a member of the London office's Corporate Department. She advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters with a focus on reorganising the corporate group structures of multinational companies. Emily joined Baker McKenzie in 2000 and was seconded to the Firm's New York office in 2006. She was admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales in September 2002.