Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) Washington DC played host to the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region for a collaborative presentation on how business leaders and their legal advisors should examine the opportunities and challenges Brexit presents.

Malcom Dowden, Andrew Tingley and Eric Sidle from Cvent led the discussion. The trio provided an engaging dissection of both the legal and organisational challenges that Brexit presents to transatlantic businesses, including immigration aspects of Brexit, and some key areas of opportunity for those who adapt.

Brexit was scheduled to effect 29 March 2019 at 11pm. The date shifted to 12 April, and then to 31 October, or sooner if the UK government can secure ratification of its proposed Withdrawal Agreement. Ratification would create a transition period up to 31 December 2020. Business executives continue to prepare for life after Brexit even through the current uncertainty it presents.