Articles and Downloads
A collection of articles, interviews and podcasts involving Matrix members.
Brexit: Challenges for the UK in negotiating an FTA with the EU (a trade negotiator’s perspective) by Luis González García
Narrowing the trade options The challenges ahead for the United Kingdom (UK) will depend on the trade model adopted. As I understand, the UK government is seeking to achieve deep economic integration with the European Union (EU) and at the same time ‘maximum freedom’ to negotiate trade agreements with third countries. If this becomes the […]
Brexit: Joining the European Economic Area, and the implications for free movement of persons by Ayesha Christie
Post-referendum, all options are on the table. Joining the European Economic Area is one way in which the UK could retain access to the single market upon withdrawal from the EU. But free movement of goods, services and capital comes hand-in-hand with free movement of persons, and it is questionable whether the UK would be […]
Brexit: What trade agreements can the UK negotiate whilst being a part of the EU? by Luis González García
Is it possible for the United Kingdom to negotiate a trade agreement with the EU, FTAs with third countries and its new legal status within the WTO while being part of the EU?
Looking back on the result of the Brexit vote, future historians may well conclude that the post-WW II United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was, like Belgium, held together by the European Union. Flanders and Wallonia dare not split into independent countries (despite decades of mutual antipathy and non-co-operation) because neither wishes to […]
Over the coming months we will be discussing some of the key legal issues in sport, whilst looking ahead to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics this summer. This week, Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Sarah Hannett discuss regulation and judicial review in sport. If you have missed any of the articles in this series, you can […]