3rd Deloitte Brexit Lecture "Brexit – Implications for the Financial Service Industry" on 29 November 2017 held at the ILF

07.12.2017

The ILF together with Deloitte hosted the 3rd joint evening lecture on the European Union’s ongoing hot topic Brexit on 29 November 2017 at the foyer of the House of Finance.

The welcoming remarks addressed to about 120 participants were made by Dr. Rolf Friedewald, ILF Managing Director, who was then followed by a member of Deloitte’s international Brexit Task Force and main initiator of the evening, Dr. Mathias Hanten, Deloitte Legal, who kicked-off the lecture by introducing the speakers to the audience.

The first presentation on "Brexit – Implications for the Financial Services Industry" was held by Professor Dr. Dirk Zetzsche, University of Luxembourg. In this presentation Professor Zetzsche outlined four ways into the EU Single Market after Brexit and highlighted the pros and cons of each way before drawing the final conclusions.

Heinz Hilger, Standard Chartered Bank, presented an analysis of the challenges and opportunities his bank has to face as a result of Brexit in his speech "Brexit – Challenge & Opportunity”".

Subsequently Dr. Peter Lutz, BaFin, focused on the perspective of a national financial regulatory authority in his talk "Brexit – a supervisory outlook how to mitigate risks".

The last lecture of the day was held by Priv.-Doz. Dr. Alexander Thiele, Georg-August-University Göttingen, an expert on European financial supervision and central-banking law. He delivered an overview of the legal aspects of Brexit in his speech "Theresa May‘s period of implementation: legal aspects".

The lectures were followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Mathias Hanten and consisting of the speakers. They addressed questions raised by the participants. The evening was closed by a reception with drinks and finger food held for all speakers and participants.

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