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  • First Commencement Regulations under UK's REUL Act Published

    The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2023 were made on December 12, 2023. These Regulations brought into force from January 1, 2024, provisions of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act to the effect that:
    • From January 1, 2024, the legislation set out in Schedule 1 of the REUL Act 2023 is revoked. The revocation of financial services legislation is being implemented under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
    • All remaining references to “retained EU law” (and related terms) are replaced with the term "assimilated law" (or a similar term). Assimilated law is U.K. law that was previously retained EU law or "REUL". The REUL Act provides that from January 1, 2024, REUL (and related terms) will be known as assimilated law.
    • References to the recognition of EU rights that were retained under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 are removed. The REUL Act repealed the principle of the supremacy of EU law from January 1, 2024, meaning there is no supremacy for assimilated law over other pieces of U.K. statute.
    • References to general principles of EU law (established by the Court of Justice of the European Union) are removed.

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