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The Chamber’s aims to bring members and guest more diverse activities and speakers of interest. Given the shock of last week’s election results, this evening’s presentation is a must for any business person in the UK. By then certain political moves may have occurred and we shall get the up to date scoop from a legal profession with European experience complemented by view of a chief City economist.
BLP will be hosting the Chamber’s evening in their excellent auditorium.
The country could not have created a more complex situation to unravel, the politicians are vying for the lead role while markets are volatile and business is faced with increased uncertainty.
BLP’s lead on Brexit, Chris Bryant, will be giving his view on the UK’s future on the Brexit negotiations – can we achieve it? What is required? What kind of a Brexit might it be?
We shall also be hearing from Philip Shaw, a leading City economist who will consider the implication to the City, to business and international trade.
Please join us for what is a critically important subject to all of us.
Chris Bryant Biography:
Chris has over 15 years’ experience in Brussels and London advising on the EU institutions, law-making processes and trade deals. He has helped clients to devise successful strategies to influence EU and domestic laws.
Chris heads the firm’s Brexit taskforce and is one of the leading experts and media commentators on the subject. His background in Brussels, as one of the few UK lawyers focusing on EU single market and international trade / WTO issues, has made him one of the go-to lawyers in this area. As a result, he has been advising clients continuously on Brexit since the 2015 General Election. He advises clients across all sectors, ranging from retail to financial services and chemicals to automotive. This advice covers scenario and contingency planning, legal and political insights and advocacy positioning. He frequently liaises with government departments on behalf of clients. He has provided commentary for the BBC, Financial Times, CNBC and City AM amongst many others.
Philip Shaw Biography:
Philip Shaw has been at Investec since July 1997 when he was recruited as Chief Economist in London, covering both UK and global economic issues. Philip is responsible for the group economic analysis and forecasts and works closely with both its clients and its internal businesses. Before joining Investec, Philip was Chief Economist at Union Discount where he gained a particular expertise in interest rate markets and central bank watching. He started his career with the Government Economic Service, before joining Barclays as an economist/econometrician. Philip is married with two grown up children, has an economics degree from Bath University and a masters degree in econometrics from the University of Manchester. Philip is frequently quoted in the national and regional press on economic issues and is a regular commentator on the banking crisis, financial markets and the state of the economy generally on business and national TV.