31 October 2019: 6th Deloitte Brexit Lecture on "Brexit – The Future of Europe"

Brexit - The Future of Europe

The UK will leave the European Economic Area sometime in the foreseeable future. The current public debate is still heated.

Times are uncertain, and we will not know what the current prime minister will bring us in terms of Brexit until the possible departure date of 31st October 2019.

There are still several conceivable scenarios. Financial institutions and regulators continue to face unmanageable consequences. Will there be a hard Brexit under Her Majesty’s new Government? Or will the Parliament be able to agree upon the withdrawal agreement Theresa May emphatically tried to whip through?

You might have participated in our previous Brexit Lectures, where we already covered various aspects and potential implications of Brexit. This time we change perspective and try to shed light on the future of Europe and the challenges and chances that go along with it.


We cordially invite you to join us for the 6th Deloitte Brexit Lecture on 31st October 2019. As in our previous Brexit Lectures, we would like to look at Brexit issues from different angles: Political, Economic, Legal, and Regulatory Policy. These themes will be discussed in detail from the perspectives of various stakeholders.


Our speakers will cover perspectives of financial services institutions encountering challenges moving inbound and/or outbound, lobbyists, and academics.

6.00 p.m. - 6.05 p.m.: Welcoming
Dr. Rolf Friedewald, Institute for Law and Finance

6.05 p.m. - 6.10 p.m.: Introduction
Dr. Alexander Börsch, Deloitte Research, and Dr. Mathias Hanten, Deloitte Legal

6.10 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.: The deeper causes of Brexit
Prof. Dr. Andreas Busch, University of Göttingen

6.30 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.: Brexit and the British Constitution
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Alexander Thiele, University of Göttingen

6.50 p.m. - 7.10 p.m.: Frankfurt as the Leading Financial Place in the new EU
Hubertus Väth, Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.

7.10 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.: Beyond Brexit
Dr. Florian Klein, Deloitte, “Center for the Long View”

7.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.: Panel Discussion

After the panel and podium discussion, you are invited to take part in the dialogue, and engage with the speakers and other participants from the financial services industry. Food and drinks will be served.

The speeches will be delivered in English. 
The Chatham House Rules will apply.


Please note that tickets are limited, and are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please also note that there might be photos or videos taken, which can be used for marketing purposes.

Please register here.



Thursday, 31st October 2019

6.00 p.m. (s.t.)




Gästehaus der Goethe-Universität

Frauenlobstraße 1

60487 Frankfurt am Main