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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 our Brexit Ideas tab above regularly for updates.

Brexit Seminar

In this Brexit Seminar, partner Matthew Levitt looks at Brexit’s impact on EU Competition law – from antitrust enforcement to State-aid, from the interconnectedness of EU and UK law to the impact on deals.


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

January 15, 2019 House of Commons first vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal 
January 29, 2019  Further House of Commons vote on Brexit deal and deal amendments 
February 26, 2019  Deadline for UK Parliamentary approval for the Brexit deal 
March 29, 2019

Ratification by EU member states, the European Council and the European Parliament must have taken place by this point. Any extension of the talks would need to be agreed unanimously. It would also be complicated by European Parliament elections scheduled for May 2019.

March 30, 2019  UK leaves the EU