On Thursday, 24 June 2021, the ILF hosted the 8th Brexit Lecture in partnership with Deloitte Legal, shedding light again on the post-Brexit situation. The speakers of this Brexit Lecture gave their assessment of the current situation and focussed primarily on topics relating to the Financial Services Industry, while also touching on non-financial services topics.
The evening began with welcoming remarks by Dr. Rolf Friedewald, Managing Director of the Institute for Law and Finance and Dr. Mathias Hanten, Partner of Deloitte Legal and member of the ILF Donors' Committee.
The first speaker of the evening was Mr. David Strachan of Deloitte LLP UK, who spoke about "UK Inbound: PRA’s and FCA’s approaches to international firms setting up regulated entities in the UK".
The successive speaker Dr. Andreas Prechtel, Managing Director of the Association of Foreign Banks, described in his speech "How Brexit changes the game in Frankfurt and how can Frankfurt change the game in Europe?" how Frankfurt profited and still profits as a continental European financial center in the wake of Brexit.
He was followed by Professor Dr. Jörn Axel Kämmerer of Bucerius Law School Hamburg, and Secretary General of the Societas Iuris Publici Europaei (SIPE) who presented his book "Brexit. Legal and Economic Aspects of a Political Divorce".
The last talk "Scexit? Possibilities and Consequences of a Scottish Independence" was from Professor Dr. Alexander Thiele of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, who focussed on the ongoing debate concerning Scottish independence.
The final segment of the evening was a panel discussion consisting of all moderators and speakers. During the webcast, participants were able to interact with speakers and moderators by raising questions through the chat.