The impact of Brexit for UK nationals considering moving to Switzerland


One of the consequences of Brexit is that the bilateral Agreement on the Free Movements of Persons between Switzerland and the EU no longer applies to the UK as from 1st January 2021. UK nationals are as a result no longer regarded as EU/EFTA nationals but as “third-country” citizens, who are subject to stricter admission requirements for residence purposes in Switzerland.

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Enforcement of English Judgments in Switzerland – UK’s Accession to the Lugano Convention Still Pending

The 2007 Lugano Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters governs the jurisdiction and reciprocal enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters between the member states of the European Union (EU) and three countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland). The Lugano Convention is in essence the e…

Brexit – What to Do to Preserve EU and International Registration Trademark Rights in the UK

30 June 2020 was the last day that the UK could have requested an extension to the Brexit transition period under the October 2019 Withdrawal Agreement. The deadline passed without event. This means that from 1 January 2021, among other things, EU trademarks and International Registrations designating the EU will cease to provide protection in the UK. There will also be changes for holders of oth…


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