CHARLOTTE, NC – On October 10, 2019, Womble Bond Dickinson corporate attorney Patrick Strubbe spoke on US-UK business relations at the recent Best Practices Panel Discussion co-hosted by the British American Business Council, CliftonLarsonAllen and UK-based Smith & Williamson.

Strubbe took part in a panel discussion on “Doing Business in the UK.” The panel discussion centered around best practices trade and finance connections between the United States and the United Kingdom, and in particular focused on identifying opportunities for expansion of business and operations into the UK. Speaking to an audience of business owners and other professionals doing cross-border business, Strubbe discussed market regulations and business practices, the impact and considerations around Brexit, tax and banking considerations, trends in M&A activity and contract provisions, labor issues, and cultural differences.

Joining Strubbe in the panel discussion were Alistair Shaw, Partner, Smith & Williamson, Stephen Drew, Regional Managing Partner, Smith & Williamson, Mike Smith, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen, and Patrick Weaver, Manager International Banking, First National Bank.

The British American Business Council, Charlotte, ( seeks to promote bi-lateral trade and investment between the United States and the United Kingdom. The BABC is the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters and over 2,000 member companies.

Patrick Strubbe is a partner in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Corporate & Securities Group and is on the Board of Directors of the British American Business Council, Charlotte, and Co-Chair of the Programming Committee. Patrick has a broad transactional practice, including in-depth mergers & acquisitions, corporate and finance experience. In his practice, Patrick serves as a strategic advisor to both international and domestic companies, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies. He frequently leads executives and deal teams on major transactions and advises businesses as general outside counsel.

Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers based in 27 UK and US office locations serving clients across every business sector. The firm provides core legal services including: Commercial, Corporate, Employment, Pensions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Finance, Banking, Restructuring, Insolvency, IP, Technology and Data, Private Wealth, Projects, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Regulatory Law.  

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Right to Left:  Mike Smith, Alistair Shaw, Stephen Drew, Patrick Strubbe, Patrick Weaver