Whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union or not remains unclear more than three years after voters decided to leave the trade union. That uncertainty continues to make things difficult not only for UK businesses but anyone doing business with the UK. That’s why Womble Bond Dickinson co-hosted a Brexit panel discussion last week in our Washington, DC office in an effort to help shed light on what to do next.
The panel, co-hosted by the British-American Business Association, featured several leading analysts on the subject including Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) attorney Malcolm Dowden and RSM Netherlands Partner Mario van den Broek. Peter Matheson, Managing Director of International Policy and Advocacy with SIFMA, moderated the discussion, which was kicked off with an introduction by Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Adam Wheeler. The group tackled critical topics such as navigating trading conditions ranging from WTO rules to free trade and "free trade plus" agreements, the potential benefits of free ports and special economic zones, and new and emerging technologies such as blockchain, distributed ledger and "smart contracts".
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