Brexit and its impact on your business

The prospect of Brexit will dominate the UK’s political, legal and economic landscape over the coming years. Our Brexit Practice Group have produced and will continue to produce publications outlining the procedural and substantive implications of the referendum result and Brexit as events develop. Members of the firm have advised and continue to advise clients in a range of sectors on issues arising out of the referendum result. These include the effects of Brexit on M&A, financing transactions and other types of investment activity, its likely impact on the regulatory environment and on the cost of cross-border trade. We are also able to assist with contingency planning, lobbying efforts and the formulation of restructuring options.

The firm is ranked in Tier 1 for Legal500’s newly created Brexit category, which identifies the firms best placed to advise clients on matters related to Brexit. Legal500 is an independent organisation that ranks the best lawyers and law firms across multiple practice areas and sectors on the basis of client and peer feedback.

For more detailed information on the exit process and the implications of Brexit on your business, please contact one of the key contacts in our Brexit Practice Group or your usual adviser at Slaughter and May.

 

Jeff Twentyman

 

Jeff Twentyman

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3476

Practice areas

Corporate and Commercial
Private Equity



Jan Putnis

 

Jan Putnis

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3211

Practice areas

Financial Regulation
Corporate and Commercial
Global Investigations
Insurance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Sovereign Debt and Eurozone


Richard de Carle

 

Richard de Carle

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3047

Practice area

Restructuring and Insolvency
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate and Commercial
Global Investigations
Infrastructure, Energy, Natural Resources (IEN)
Mining and Minerals


Philippe Chappatte

 

Philippe Chappatte

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 4424

Practice area

Competition
Competition Litigation
Global Investigations
Information Technology


David Wittmann

 

David Wittmann

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3052

Practice areas

Corporate and Commercial
Capital Markets
Infrastructure, Energy, Natural Resources (IEN)
Infrastructure
Mergers and Acquisitions
Outsourcing
Private Equity


Stephen Powell

 

Stephen Powell

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3131

Practice areas

Financing
Capital Markets
Corporate and Commercial
Infrastructure, Energy, Natural Resources (IEN)
Energy
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securitisation
Sovereign Debt and Eurozone


Ian Johnson

 

Ian Johnson

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 4732

Practice areas

Financing
Restructuring and Insolvency
Sovereign Debt and Eurozone


Paul Mudie

 

Paul Mudie

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3973

Practice areas

Corporate and Commercial
Cyber


Ben Kingsley

 

Ben Kingsley

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3169

Practice areas

Financial Regulation
Capital Markets
Corporate and Commercial
Financing
Global Investigations
Cyber


Nick Bonsall

 

Nick Bonsall

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 4276

Practice areas

Financial Regulation
Global Investigations
Capital Markets
Asset Management
Insurance
Cyber


John Boyce

 

John Boyce

Partner

+32 (0) 2 737 94 11

Practice area

Competition
Global Investigations


William Turtle

 

William Turtle

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3990

Practice area

Competition
Competition Litigation
Global Investigations


Dominic Robertson

 

Dominic Robertson

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 3848

Practice area

Tax
Tax Disputes
Global Investigations


Deborah Finkler

 

Deborah Finkler

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 4088

Practice area

Dispute Resolution
Restructuring and Insolvency
Financial Regulation
Global Investigations


Damian Taylor

 

Damian Taylor

Partner

+44 (0)20 7090 5309

Practice area

Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Global Investigations
Infrastructure, Energy, Natural Resources (IEN)


Kathrine Meloni

 


Tolek Petch

 

Tolek Petch

Associate

+44 (0)20 7090 3006

Practice area

Financing


Our topic specific Brexit briefings can be found below.

Slaughter and May Brexit Practice recognised by Legal 500

Slaughter and May has been ranked in Tier 1 for Legal500’s newly created Brexit category, which identifies the firms best placed to advise clients on matters related to Brexit. Legal500 is an independent organisation that ranks the best lawyers and law firms across multiple practice areas and sectors on the basis of client and peer feedback.  Specifically, the directory commentated that:

"Slaughter and May has a dedicated partner-led Brexit working group, which is chaired by Jeff Twentyman, and operates as a fully-coordinated, multidisciplinary service for clients and industry bodies. As part of its offering, the firm has significant involvement in client events and industry initiatives across numerous sectors (including financial services) in order to provide thought-leadership on the multitude of issues that are likely to arise from Brexit. Richard de Carle and Stephen Powell assisted with preparing a major publication by the firm on the WTO rules, which is now in its second edition. Powell is also the co-chair of a working group set up in 2017 by the Financial Markets Law Committee to consider the WTO regime. Competition partner Anna Lyle-Smythe is on the steering committee of the UK Legal Forum, and is also a key contributor to a number of competition law working groups examining the implications of Brexit on competition law and state aid. Ian Johnson, who heads up the restructuring and insolvency practice, is a member of the City of London Law Society and Law Society working groups, which are considering the insolvency aspects of Brexit. In terms of core legal advice to clients, in the financial services sector, a cross-practice team including Craig Cleaver, Rob Sumroy and Nick Bonsall provides ongoing assistance to EU-headquartered general insurer Zurich Insurance Plc with its Brexit planning and associated regulatory issues; a major element of the work has centred around the client's application to the UK regulators, the PRA and FCA, for full third country authorisation of its UK branch post-Brexit. Elsewhere, other areas of sector expertise include aviation, energy, retail and telecoms. Sara Luder, Ben Kingsley, Jan Putnis, Jonathan Marks and William Turtle are other contacts."

Tremors and Aftershocks: How to manage the impact of the Brexit earthquake and recent world events

Tuesday 31 January (8.30am - 9.30am)

At this interactive early morning seminar, our panel of internal experts will discuss the impacts of Brexit and recent geo-political developments on M&A and financing transactions, how Brexit is shaping the behaviour of banks and other financial institutions, and how to manage associated contractual (and other) risks. Our panellists will share practical tips on what issues organisations should be thinking about in 2017.

Speakers

For any queries, please contact client.seminars@slaughterandmay.com 


September 2016 - Trade Relationships Post-Brexit: What can the UK expect?  

Anna Lyle-Smythe and Jan Putnis from the firm were joined by Beret Sundet (partner at BA-HR), Sir Stephen Wall (former British Permanent Representative to the EU) and Hugh Cheetham (GC at the Government of Canada’s Trade Law Bureau).  The panel discussed the options for the UK’s post-Brexit terms of trade with both Europe and the rest of the world.


The UK and the EU: in or out?

Slaughter and May hosted two panel debates on the process for and implications of Brexit:

/ 21 April 2016 panel debate

/ 25 April 2016 panel debate

Further events are planned. To register your interest, please email events@slaughterandmay.com or contact your usual adviser at Slaughter and May.