20 Jun 2017
Whilst there is much focus within the UK, and Europe, on Brexit, there is also focus on the position of the UK, and London, as an international trading centre, which is less reliant on Europe and the EU. Indeed, it is perhaps London's international status which is both a reason for Brexit, and also its economic survival and prosperity following Brexit. An essential component is English (and Welsh) law and lawyers practising that law, so that London and the UK has become a magnet for international legal transactions. Within our oil and gas team, advising on international transactions is forming an increasing part of our legal work, in jurisdictions throughout the world, but particularly Africa and the Middle East. English law is viewed as rational and predictable, as (in the main) are the lawyers who make decisions on matters governed by it.