Webinar: No deal? Not this deal? No Brexit? What now for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU?

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Webinar: No deal? Not this deal? No Brexit? What now for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU?

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This free webinar will be hosted by Ros Kellaway, Head of Competition, EU and Trade Group at Eversheds Sutherland, London and Adam Ferguson, Head of Competition, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland Hong Kong.

Join what promises to be an interesting discussion on one of the most important political and business issues in recent times.

Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Parliament must approve any Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship with the EU (“Brexit deal”) before it can take effect. 

In the absence of Parliamentary approval for a Brexit deal (or an extension to the timetable under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty), Britain will leave the EU on 29 March.  After countless hours of debates, multiple rounds of negotiations with the EU and two votes in the House of Commons (each resulting in heavy defeats for the Government), the Prime Minister’s negotiated Brexit deal lies in tatters.

So what could happen now?  Is a hard exit on 11pm BST on 29 March the most likely outcome?  Is there a Brexit deal that could carry the House of Commons?  How likely is it that the timetable for exit could be extended?  Could a “People’s Vote” or a General Election break the deadlock?  And, above all, what are the implications for businesses in Asia? 

 

About the speakers

 

Ros Kellaway is head of the Eversheds EU Competition and Regulatory Group and has been a partner in Eversheds' commercial practice since 1989. She has significant knowledge in the financial services, food, insurance, energy and automotive, as she acts for major companies in these industries. She specialises in cartels, competition investigations, distribution and advice on EU law.

Recognised in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers and Legal 500, Ros is also a member of the CBI Competition Law Committee and also the Joint Bar Council and Law Society Working Party on Competition Law.

Ros has spoken on Brexit to numerous organisations over the past six months including The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Legal Innovation Conference, various Eversheds Sutherland events and a number of external conferences. 

 

Adam Ferguson is the Head of Competition Asia. Adam provides strategic competition law advice to clients in a broad range of industry sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, transport and logistics and retail. Prior to transferring to our Hong Kong office in 2015, he represented clients before the UK and EU competition authorities on cartel, dominance and merger investigations.  Adam is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales and regularly assists Asian clients in navigating UK and European competition, foreign investment and trade laws, as well as advising local and international clients on competition and trade issues in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia. 

 

 

Members are invited to submit questions beforehand: please email emily.weir@britcham.com. 

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Event:

Webinar: No deal? Not this deal? No Brexit?  What now for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU?

Date:
Tue, March 19, 2019
Time:
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Speaker:

Ros Kellaway, Head of Competition, EU and Trade Group, Eversheds Sutherland

 

Adam Ferguson, Head of Competition, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland Hong Kong

Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
Contact information:
yammie@britcham.com

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