UK law firm Bond Dickinson’s Head of Competition and Regulation, Francesco Lamanna, and Domtar Corp. CEO John Williams Bond Dickinson discuss what impact Great Britain’s decision to leave the EU might have on mergers and acquisitions in this latest addition to our multi-part video series discussing the potential challenges and opportunities Brexit poses for businesses on either side of the Atlantic.

Along with Lamanna and Williams, the audience of more than 100 business leaders also heard from Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consul General, Jay Bryson, Global Economist with Wells Fargo, Doug Wood, a partner at global accounting firm Grant Thornton, and Womble Carlyle attorneys Jeff Hay and Ted Claypoole, as well as Jonathan Blair, managing partner with Bond Dickinson.

This video series features clips from the Brexit panel discussion sponsored by Womble Carlyle and the British-American Business Council held in Charlotte on Aug. 24. 

Ted Claypoole is a senior member of Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Industry Team. He negotiates and prepares data management, business process outsourcing and e-commerce agreements for his clients. Claypoole routinely talks to business and legal associations across the country on data security issues and writes frequently on the topic.

Jeff Hay has more than 30 years of experience and is based in Womble Carlyle’s Charlotte office where he represents both private equity investors and US and foreign corporate clients. Hay has also served as in-house general counsel and a member of the board of a privately held consumer products company. This combination of legal and business experience has given him an understanding of corporate operational needs that allows him to help clients make informed business decisions.