On Thursday, 31 October 2019, the Institute for Law and Finance hosted the 6th Brexit Lecture in partnership with Deloitte Legal, a date which initially marked the UK’s departure from the European Union, before it was delayed for a second time. While the previous Brexit Lectures covered various aspects and potential implications of Brexit from different angels such as political, economic, legal and regulatory policy, this time the focus lay on the future of Europe and the challenges and chances of a Post-Brexit European Union.
The evening began with welcoming remarks by Dr. Mathias Hanten of Deloitte Legal and member of the ILF Donors' Committee and an introduction speech by the same and his colleague Dr. Alexander Börsch of Deloitte Research.
The first speaker of the evening was Prof. Dr. Andreas Busch of University of Göttingen who talked about "The deeper causes of Brexit". His colleague Dr. Alexander Thiele of University of Göttingen delivered the second talk on "Brexit and the British Constitution".
The successive speaker Hubertus Väth of Frankfurt Main Finance e.V. shared his views on Frankfurt’s potential new role as the financial center of the Post-Brexit European Union in his speech "Frankfurt as the Leading Financial Place in the new EU".
The final talk "Beyond Brexit" was from Dr. Florian Klein of Deloitte’s Center for the Long View.
The final segment of the evening was a panel consisting of all speakers discussing their topics followed by questions from the audience.
The evening ended with a reception where more than 90 participants of the evening were able to network and continue to discuss the Brexit topic while enjoying finger food and drinks.