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A schedule of anticipated legal developments for the year ahead.

Preview of 2018

This publication contains information on a broad range of legal areas. For the full Preview download above or click on this link.

2018 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Brexit negotiations continuing to dominate the headlines. Another issue which we anticipate will cause a lot of activity is the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In 2018, we will finally see the arrival of this new piece of data protection legislation, reforming current data protection law and coming into force across Europe on 25 May 2018.

The legal implications of these developments, and others, will of course be hugely significant; preparing for their impact will be a substantial challenge across every industry sector. Our Preview of 2018 outlines these implications, as well as identifying other trends and issues we expect to be on the legal agenda this year.

We hope that you find this Preview of assistance as you prepare to support your businesses in the year ahead. We will of course keep you updated on these and other developments as they happen. In the meantime, do please get in touch with your regular Herbert Smith Freehills contact or the contacts listed in this publication if you would like further information about any of the anticipated legal developments.

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