BREXIT STEERING GROUP
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The UK's planned exit from the EU is a momentous change for the UK and the EU. We hold regular events and publish updates on the impact of Brexit for our clients, and a selection is included here.
Our Brexit steering group is a team of partners focused on this issue based throughout Europe. If you have any questions please contact them or your usual contact.
The announcement on 23 March 2018 that the UK and the EU reached a Brexit transition agreement is a welcome development, but business still needs more clarity about the long-term basis for UK-EU trade and about UK policy towards its other trading partners if it is to plan effectively for Brexit.
This first event of the White & Case Spring Series in Frankfurt will focus on the potential impacts of a "Hard Brexit" and the options to avoid them. Moderated by Claire Jones of the Financial Times, two panels of highly regarded guests and experts from our firm will provide thorough insight into the current political, economic and legal discussions.
Whatever form Brexit takes, international companies with operations in the UK are planning ahead to retain access to the EU market.
Europe's complicated geopolitical "divorce" may affect cross-border commerce
The article maps the impact of Brexit so that high level strategic thinking can be delivered legally and operationally. The article covers:
- A current view of the Brexit debate
- The important decisions which financial services firms need to be addressing now
White & Case held a panel event 'Perspectives for the European financial market in a volatile environment' in Berlin during the 21st German Banking congress. The panel included Lord Darling the former Chancellor, Claire Jones the Bureau chief of Financial Times in Germany, Marcel Fratzscher, a leading German Economist as well as our own partners Oliver Brettle, Henning Berger and Dennis Heuer.
On 29 March 2017, the UK will formally trigger the Article 50 process to begin the negotiations for Brexit. If there is a 'hard Brexit' in 2019, the UK would trade with the EU – along with most of the rest of the world – on the basis of the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). What will the UK need to do to regularize its WTO status and to trade within this framework?
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