Expert witnesses give evidence on post-Brexit contractual continuity

16 May 2018

EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee speaks to industry experts on post-Brexit contractual continuity


Wednesday 16 May 2018 in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Christopher Bates, Clifford Chance
  • Professor Hugh Beale, University of Warwick
  • Simon Firth, Linklaters

Likely questions

  • How will contractual continuity pose a problem for the financial services sector post-Brexit?
  • When does a solution need to be reached by to avoid problems?
  • The creation of the euro involved the repapering of a vast number of contracts; are there lessons to be learned from this experience?
  • Can firms service contracts if they no longer have an entity authorised in the Member State in which they provide services?
  • Are firms beginning to have conversations with their clients about the risks involved in continuing to service contracts or are they waiting for the UK and EU authorities to reach agreement?
  • Can the UK or EU take unilateral action to deal with the problem?

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