On 18 May 2017. the ILF in cooperation with Deloitte Legal hosted an event and panel discussion on the topic "Brexit – Implications for Business in Germany" in the Goethe University Gästehaus located at Frauenlobstraße. More than 80 participants attended the event.
Dr. Rolf Friedewald, ILF Managing Director, introduced the ILF and welcomed our special guest speaker Herman Achille graaf Van Rompuy. He is a Belgium and European politician, who formerly served as Prime Minister of Belgium and then as the first President of the European Council.
Alexander Boersch, Deloitte Legal, introduced himself, the panel speakers and gave the participants more information about Mr. Van Rompoy. Besides being honored with the title Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, he was also amongst many others awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for his EU role.
During the evening, Mr. Van Rompuy presented his thoughts about Europe, Brexit and the future of the European Union.
Adrian Crampton, COO, Deloitte Germany, talked about the risks of Brexit and the pro and cons. PD Dr. Alexander Thiele, University of Göttingen, continued the dicussion and spoke about the possible conflicts and financial settlements.
Thereafter, David Strachan, Partner Deloitte UK, spoke about Brexit from the UK Business perspective followed by Dr. Mathias Hanten, Partner Deloitte Legal, with his point of view from the European regulatory perspective. His speech was followed by a panel discussion involving questions raised by the audience.
At the end of the evening, the panelists and partiipants continued their discussions at a reception with snacks and drinks.