Brexit - What Next for Legal and HR?

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    Thursday11Aug 2016
    Meeting notes

    Watch insights and legal analysis on what the decision to leave the European Union could mean for your business.

As the Government works out the terms and implications of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, there is now a need for businesses to review how the exit might affect their legal obligations. 

On Wednesday 10 August techUK's Legal Affairs Group hosted a session with a team of Partners from international law firm Squire Patton Boggs who have shared their latest insights and legal analysis on what the decision to leave the European Union could mean for your business, providing suggestions and practical steps for corporate legal considerations on exiting the EU.

The session was kicked off by techUK's Policy Director for Brexit, Charlotte Holloway, who outlined the emerging view from industry, and how techUK is working to ensure the best possible outcome for the tech sector.

 Topics Covered Included:


  • Brexit (the process) – An insight into how Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union can be invoked to start the UK’s withdrawal process from the EU and what the likely process will be. Aline Doussin, Squire Patton Boggs

  • FinTech – How could Brexit impact upon the UK FinTech industry? Wolfgang Maschek, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Intellectual Property – How does Brexit impact IP protection in the UK and what steps can you take to protect your IP going forward? Florian Traub, Squire Patton Boggs

  • Commercial Contracts – Issues that you need to consider from now on when drafting commercial contracts. Carlton Daniel, Squire Patton Boggs

  • International Trade and Contracts – New trade scenarios (ad hoc free-trade arrangements, WTO fallback rules, customs union principles) and how these will impact UK businesses’ exports and supply chains. Aline Doussin, Squire Patton Boggs

  • Employment and Immigration – Whether existing laws derived from Europe could be repealed, how the movement of workers could be impacted and what the employment law/HR landscape may look like without the influence of a European court system. Miriam Lampert and Supinder Sian, Squire Patton Boggs 



Please click find a pdf copy of the presentation.

For more information techUK's work on Brexit, get in touch with Charlotte Holloway.

Brexit and techUK (pdf)


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