Is Hong Kong Brexit-Ready?

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Is Hong Kong Brexit-Ready?

In the past two years since the vote to leave the European Union, Brexit has changed significantly; undoubtedly in the next six months leading up to the scheduled exit, it will continue to transform. But as the world keeps turning, businesses are still operating, still seeking profit and still committing to deals; these decisions about whom, what and where to trade both in and out of the EU, still need to be made. For these to be the best decisions, they need to be made with an understanding of the options available, of the political and commercial topography, and of market sentiment.

To discuss this, what Brexit could offer us in Hong Kong and what we can do to be "Brexit-ready," we have brought together partners from three of the Hogan Lovells offices most affected by this topic: London, Paris, and Hong Kong.

They will cover:

• Today's priorities: what is at the top of the list for us in Hong Kong?
• What is really happening to trade from Hong Kong and China into the UK and the EU?
• Is frictionless trade a pipe dream?
• What steps are being taken by other trading partners outside the EU that we in Hong Kong could consider?
• The issues that so concerned us for so long – structural arrangements, dual-hatting, passporting – are they still with us?


About the Speakers

Bronwen May leads our Structured Products & Derivatives Team in Asia. Having lived in Asia for over 20 years, she has a strong understanding of the markets here. As a Brit in Hong Kong, this topic is particularly close to her heart and she has been a member of the Hogan Lovells Brexit Taskforce before the UK's in/out referendum was announced by David Cameron back in 2016.



Rachel Kent is our Head of Financial Services Regulation, advising banks, insurers, asset managers, and clearing houses and exchanges. Recognised as a leading individual in her field by industry commentators and legal directories for nearly two decades, her experience at the heart of the sector is vast. Her understanding of what Brexit means to the finance industry is unrivalled. She was works closely with clients and the HM Government in the UK on Brexit and is regularly sought out by journalists (including the BBC and The Financial Times) seeking an understanding of the most complex of issues. 


Sharon Lewis is the Global Head of our Financial Institutions Sector. Sharon advises clients in both Paris and London on Brexit and the issues that they will face. She has spoken to the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce on this topic and brings a unique insight from the heart of the EU. Sharon advises on the full range of capital markets transactions, including several award winning and industry firsts in debt capital markets, derivatives, securitisation, repackaging, and other structured products, corporate bonds, and equity-linked offerings. 


Ticket includes full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
Y-Network $300.00 HKD
Startup $300.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Is Hong Kong Brexit-Ready?

Thu, September 13, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Bronwen May, Partner, Hogan Lovells 


Rachel Kent, Partner, Hogan Lovells


Sharon Lewis, Partner, Hogan Lovells 

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central.
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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