Brexit Working Group

Brexit Working Group

Mission & Goals

The mission of the Brexit Working Group is to educate and engage the local transatlantic business community on how the negotiations between Europe and the United Kingdom are developing and how Brexit will affect businesses across Europe and in the United States.

The working group will work with EACC Staff to plan programs about the latest developments in order to generate awareness and educate executives and transatlantic business leaders.

With the guidance of the working group, the EACCNY will inform its members and the larger business community about the United Kingdowms exit of the European Union (Brexit) and provide a platform for insights and ideas on how to address and prepare for Brexit over the course of the negotiations and beyond.

More specifically, it aims to:

  • Contribute to and participate in educational programs about Brexit related business issues.
  • Help raise the profile and visibility of the EACC and its thought-leadership on matters related to Brexit locally, nationally and internationally within the targeted business community and its larger constituency
  • Identify relevant business issues related to the UK’s exit of the European Union and how it will affect business relations between the US and the European Union
  • Inform US executives about how Brexit will change the regulatory landscape within Europe and how they in turn affect trans-Atlantic business transactions

Working Group Responsibilities

  • Meet at least quarterly as a committee to identify, plan, and implement programs and activities aligned with the EACC’s mission
  • Help identify and gain access to thought-leaders in our community to serve as speakers and panelists; Support EACC’s media and audience outreach for some of the larger events
  • Participate in annual committee leaders’ meetings and EACCNY’s strategic meeting
  • Identify prospective members within the target audience of the committee and engage them with the goal of getting them involved with the EACC
  • Engage in a regular discourse with the EACC Staff and program committee to help identify relevant topics, regulatory and legislative changes and business matters that could affect international business relations
  • Initiate a dialogue with relevant subject matter experts who can share their knowledge and present at EACC seminars

Topics we will be addressing

  • The Brexit process, its timeline and possible scenarios for a post-Brexit EU
  • Regulatory challenges negotiators will face in Europe, Britain as they redefine Britain’s relationship with Europe and the United States
  • Challenges as they relate to Labor/HR and immigration to and from the European Union and Britain as well as resulting changes to the US/Britain agreements
  • Effects on Manufacturers and their Supply Chain management
  • Trade among the European Union, Britain, and the United States
  • Licensing and Product Regulation
  • Tax, Accounting, & Legal Challenges for companies operating in Britain and the Continent
  • The Future of the British Banking & Financial Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions among American, British, and EU companies operating in all three jurisdictions
  • Mutual standards recognition agreements/certification agreements among the three jurisdictions (the divergence of UK law as Europe develops other trade relationships)

This list will be amended as negotiations are carried out and adjusted based on new developments

BREXIT NEWS

Brexit News, Chapter News

EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement: Council adopts decision on conclusion

The Council has today adopted a decision on the conclusion of the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement and the security of information agreement. This is the last step for the EU in the ratification of the agreements. The UK will now be notified of the finalisation of the internal EU procedures. Following this, the agreements and accompanying texts will be published in the Official Journal of the EU before the end of the month. On 1 May 2021, both agreements...

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Brexit News, Chapter News

EU Parliament formally approves EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement

Political groups strongly welcome the agreement Parliament must have a say in the implementation of the agreement Agreement will enter into force on 1 May after Council conclusion Parliament voted with a large majority in favour of granting its consent to the agreement setting the rules of the future EU-UK relationship. The consent decision was adopted by 660 votes for, five against and 32 abstentions, while the accompanying resolution, setting out Parliament’s evaluation of and expectations from the deal, passed...

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Brexit News, Member News

Humanizing Brexit is Critical and Urgent

Previously published on Medium.com | “Can the peoples of Europe rise to the heights of the soul and of the instinct and spirit of man”? - Winston Churchill, September 19, 1946. University of Zurich Politicians Must Exit the Scene They have done enough damage and created division. The first three months of the application of the Brexit Trade Agreement have been a repetition of the conflictual narrative of the past four years, where politicians have taken an aggressive course and dominated the Brexit...

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Brexit Working Group - Committee Members

Rachel Brandenburger
Senior Advisor
HOGAN LOVELLS

Maria McElhinney Headshot

Maria McElhinney
Finance Partner
A&L GOODBODY LLP

Anthony Zobl
Director, Int’l. Regulatory & Government Affairs
AIG

Vincent Power [Proxy]
Partner
A&L GOODBODY LLP

Tony Dunne
US Country Manager
BANK OF IRELAND

James Newlands
Northeast Region Trade Leader
EY

The Future is Europe

Steve Goewey [Proxy]
Associate Relationship Manager
HSBC