Jeff Hay and Johnathan Blair discuss alternatives to a bilateral agreement and if the pragmatic solution is free trade between the UK and the EU in this latest addition to our multi-part video series discussing the UK’s decision to leave the EU and the potential challenges and opportunities Brexit poses for businesses on either side of the Atlantic.
These video clips are pulled from a panel discussion held in Charlotte on Aug. 24 sponsored by Womble Carlyle and the British-American Business Council. You can watch the entire panel discussion here. Along with Jeff Hay and Jonathan Blair, the audience of more than 100 business leaders also heard from Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consul General, John Williams, CEO of Domtar Corp., Jay Bryson, Global Economist with Wells Fargo, Doug Wood, a partner at Grant Thornton, and Womble Carlyle attorney Ted Claypoole, as well as his colleague from the UK law firm Bond Dickinson, Managing Partner Francesco Lamanna.
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.