The UK is holding a referendum on 23 June 2016 to decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union. There seems to be a disconnect between some aspects of public discourse on the vote and the actual effect of an in or out vote. A vote to leave would have numerous possible legal consequences but, if the UK rejoins the EEA, the passporting regime for financial institutions and “free movement of persons” would continue. A vote to remain would also kick off a process to change the UK’s relationship with the rest of the EU. This note discusses potential legal issues arising from a Brexit.
View full memo, Brexit: Options for and Impact of the Possible Alternatives to EU Membership