“Business and Brexit” Colloquium, 22 September 2017, London

On Friday 22 September a special one day “Business and Brexit” Colloquium is taking place in London. The event, organised by the Franco-British Lawyers Society, in association with the Franco-British Council, is supported by GPLUS and international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. It will bring together CEOs, CFOs, public affairs professionals, general counsels and senior business representatives from across Europe.

As Brexit negotiations heat up, the colloquium will examine in depth the business and legal implications of the UK’s departure from the EU from a Franco-British perspective, with insight from industry, academia and the political sphere. Various panels will debate:

  • A View from Business: transition, supply chain and other risks. The decisions that companies are facing, the strategies they are adopting and the matters they want addressed in the negotiations.
  • Financial services: the likely impact for the City, EU ‘passporting’ rights, the challenge for regulators and the acquisition and retention of talent.
  • Accounting and Legal Services: Implications for mutual recognition of qualifications and licences, rights to practice, rights to standing before certain Courts and institutions, legal professional privilege and wider issues such as the free movement of personal data.
  • The EU, UK and French Political Process: what may be required to secure the support of the European Parliament in order to approve the deal between the UK and the EU, as well as the role of national Parliaments.

Proceedings will be opened with an address by Mr. Guy Canivet, until recently France’s most senior judge who currently presides over a cross-disciplinary committee advising the Bank of France and the French financial regulator on Brexit.

GPLUS partner Michael Tscherny will offer insight on the politics and processes seen from Brussels, on a panel with Anneliese Dodds, the newly-elected UK Member of Parliament for Oxford East. After a day of lively debate, a gala dinner will take place at the historic Fishmongers’ Hall by London Bridge where the new French Ambassador to the UK will welcome invited guests and speakers.

GPLUS is uniquely placed to advise on Brexit from a UK, European and international perspective and can help you navigate the choppy waters ahead. Should your organisation be interested in understanding more about our Brexit service, please contact Michael Tscherny (michaeltscherny[at]gpluseurope.com). If you wish to still register for the event, please send an email to Kevin O’Kane (KevinOKane[at]gpluseurope.com).