31 December 2020 has come and gone and following the agonisingly drawn-out process that commenced with the referendum in mid-2016, the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union.
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded in late December addresses a range of topics of interest to professional practices, but a glaring omission is a framework for trade in services between the EU and the UK.
This has significant strategic implications for professional practices that are based in the UK but service the needs of clients in the EU (and vice versa), or who have offices in both the UK and EU. While much remains to be agreed, over timeframes that might extend to several years or more, there is a lot that such practices need to do now.
We are delighted to invite you to the Professional Practices Alliance (PPA) discussion ‘Brexit – Impact and Opportunities for Professional Services Firms’ on Thursday 28 January.
In this session, the panel will explore:
- What steps professional practices need to take in the short term in order to align with the new realities;
- How firms should prepare for further changes as they unfold; and
- How firms can seek out and take advantage of the opportunities that may result from Brexit.
We will examine these issues from the UK and the European perspectives.
Date: Thursday, 28 January 2021
Time: 9.00 – 10.00am GMT
- Robert Millard, Cambridge Strategy Group – Law Firm Management Consultant (Chair)
- Mickaël Laurans, The Law Society of England and Wales – Head of International (Guest Speaker)
- Markus Hartung, Kanzlei Chevalier – Managing Partner
- Zulon Begum, CM Murray LLP – Partnership Law and M&A specialist
- Ceris Gardner, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP – Co-Founding Partner and Head of Immigration