The referendum held in the UK on June 23, 2016 resulting in a vote for the UK to leave the European Union, or “Brexit”, has been called one of the most significant European events of the post-war period and will have major global implications, political, legal and economic.
With the decision by the UK government to officially trigger Brexit in March 2017, it is certain that events surrounding the Brexit in both the UK and EU will continue to develop rapidly. In this seminar, attorneys from the international law firms of Kitahama Partners and Herbert Smith Freehills will discuss various aspects of the Brexit. Among the topics to be discussed will be:
- Overview of the European Union
- Possible scenarios for a future EU-UK relationship
- Short-term and long-term Brexit consequences, including for Japanese companies
- The latest developments in the UK and EU
- What businesses can do now to prepare for the Brexit
About the speakers
Jiri M. Mestecky, Partner and Registered Foreign Attorney with Kitahama Partners (Osaka Office). Mr. Mestecky is the head of Kitahama Partners’ European Practice Group and advises clients on international intellectual property, corporate and commercial transactional and arbitration matters. He is also a former Governor and Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)/Head of Kansai Chapter and currently serves on the ACCJ Kansai Executive Committee. He holds both Czech and American citizenship.
Christopher Hunt, Partner and Registered Foreign Attorney with Herbert Smith Freehills in Tokyo. Mr Hunt advises clients on complex and multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution matters across various practice areas. He has particular expertise in international arbitration, in many seats around the world, and compliance matters, including anti-bribery & corruption and sanctions. He is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales.
Please join us for this very timely and important seminar to discuss and learn how the Brexit may impact the future of your business as well as what you can do in order to be prepared and successfully meet the coming challenges.