Brexit: How Article 50 works


Article 50 sets out the legal basis by which a member state leaves the EU. As such it will govern the process for Brexit. Article 50 has never been triggered before as no member has ever left the EU.

How does the UK trigger Brexit?

The UK government has to formally notify the EU that it intends to leave. It is key to note that the Brexit referendum was technically only an advisory vote for the UK government. So the UK needs to formally notify the EU of its intention to leave, at which point Article 50 will be triggered and the UK will start the process of exiting the EU.

When will the UK trigger Article 50?

To read the full article, please click here for a free download.



Find us


Contact: John Galvin
Mobile: +44-(0)7905-797723 | Office: +44-(0)203-755-3706
Address: 344-354 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8BP, United Kingdom

New York

Contact: Brandon Rosenthal
Mobile: +1-914-906-0474 | Office: +1-212-452-7810
Address: 450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA

In the News: The Galvin Round-Up

Subscribe to our news round-up for an international business perspective on the latest headlines.

yesBy checking this box, you agree to receive Galvin International updates and offers via email. All subscribers must be over the age of 16. Recurring automated marketing messages will be sent to the email address provided. You can unsubscribe at any time.View Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.