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Brexit and the Global Reach of EU Law

Fahey, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-2603-5300 (2017). Brexit and the Global Reach of EU Law. Irish Journal of European Law, 20(1), pp. 16-23.


The essence of the phenomenon of the global reach of EU law is that the laws, rules and standards governing the single market constitute homogenous forms of regulation for a vast range of subject areas, governing a bloc of half a billion consumers and traders, are sufficiently desirable that many third countries adopt them as takers . Alternatively, traders, businesses, companies, associations, countries receive them or are subjected to them, compelled to or otherwise. The paper argues that a significantly overlooked point as to the future of the UK in the Brexit negotiations with the EU is that, irrespective of the outcome of the negotiations, the UK will inevitably become subject to this phenomenon .

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is reproduced with permission from the Irish Society for European Law, HeinOnline and Westlaw/Thomson Reuters.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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