The Brexit train is now in full motion. The EU and the UK have embarked on one of the most politically sensitive and legally complex international negotiations of modern times: those relating to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

The negotiations will focus on two main agreements. First, a divorce agreement on the terms of the UK’s separation from the EU, and second, an agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

Baker Botts lawyers in Europe, the UK and the United States are closely monitoring the negotiations and their potential impact across a range of disciplines.

This page will provide up to date analysis on the implications of the negotiations and how they could affect you and your business.

Brexit-related issues are continuously changing at a rapid pace.

Please check back regularly for updates.

Upcoming Key Brexit Dates

September 22, 2017

Theresa May's Brexit Update Speech on Post-Brexit Britain (Florence, Italy)

September 24, 2017

German Parliamentary Elections

September 25, 2017

Fourth Round of UK-EU Brexit negotiations start in Brussels

October 1-4, 2017

Conservative Party Conference

October 2017

Michel Barnier will report back to the EU27 on whether to progress with stage two of talks, covering the UK's future trade relationship with the EU

October-December, 2017

Divorce principles agreed

October 19-20, 2017

EU27 Leaders meet in Brussels at European Council

December 14, 2017

European Council December summit and formal assessment of Brexit talks

October 2018

Michel Barnier's deadline to agree deal; ratification process begins

March 29, 2019

Britain formally exits the EU, following ratification of Brexit by all other member states

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FEMA & Beyond: Disaster Legal Services Training for Pro Bono Attorneys

Baker Botts lawyers John Porter and Keri Brown, together with Houston Volunteer Lawyers and Lone Star Legal Aid facilitated an informational CLE focused on the types of legal assistance needed and available in the aftermatch of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Harvey.

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Four Baker Botts Practices Improve Rankings in 2017 Legal 500 UK

LONDON, October 17, 2017 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that in Legal 500 UK's 2017 edition, four of the firm's eight ranked practices in London improved rankings from last year.

The following categories saw a jump up from the 2016 rankings:

  • Corporate & Commercial: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m - £250m (Tier 3)
  • Corporate & Commercial: Venture Capital (Tier 4)
  • Finance: Emerging Markets (Tier 2)
  • Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil and Gas (Tier 1)

In addition to these increases, Baker Botts earned a first time ranking for Projects, Energy & Natural Resources - Power (Tier 3).

The Projects, Energy & Natural Resources group was recognized in the book for “providing ‘excellent, always consistent advice from all angles,” while clients recognized the Corporate & Commercial Practice for delivering “very good, prompt service, excellent knowledge and holistic advice’ at ‘competitive rates.”

The firm also maintained three rankings:

  • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Tier 4)
  • Dispute Resolution: Public International Law (Tier 3)
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Intellectual Property (Tier 5)

Legal 500 provided client feedback about the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice, stating that the team is, “very responsive and gives sensible, pragmatic advice,” as well as being “especially efficient, and having a very good record of positive results.”

Four firm lawyers were ranked by Legal 500 in their respective fields. Jay Alexander, Alex Escobar and Robin Mizrahi earned “Leading Lawyer” recognitions, and Rob Butler was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” for the first time.

Please click to view the complete Legal 500 UK 2017 results. These rankings can be viewed by selecting the appropriate country and practice area on the left side of the web page.

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Hurricane Harvey Crisis Response Group

A disaster such as Hurricane Harvey brings with it a number of legal questions. In response to these questions, Baker Botts has launched a Harvey Crisis Response Group.

This cross-disciplinary group can provide you with support to address the questions and challenges that many of us will face in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

As part of our Harvey relief efforts, we have put together a number of resources which will help you in your recovery efforts.

This includes the Harvey Relief Guide. It highlights many of the services available to those who have been impacted by this storm.

Baker Botts lawyers are here to assist our clients, answering any questions they may have as we navigate this crisis. If you are in need of support, please contact the State Bar of Texas Disaster Hotline – 1-800-504-7030 or State Bar of Texas Disaster Relief Resources

Harvey Crisis Relief

Harvey Crisis Response Guide

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Brexit - What Will It Mean For You?