Webcast: Brexit: The Christmas Eve Deal – Good or Bad for Business?

January 14, 2021

Join Charlie Falconer, Michelle Kirschner, Ali Nikpay, Attila Borsos and Matt Aleksic in a discussion of the Christmas Eve Brexit deal and whether it is good or bad for business.

The webinar will provide an overview of the main structural changes of the deal and what the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union will look like. We will then focus on what the deal means for trade (including supply chains and tariffs), financial services and competition law and what businesses need to do to respond and what to expect in the coming months.

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Charlie Falconer QC: An English qualified barrister and Gibson Dunn partner. Former UK Lord Chancellor and first Secretary of State for Justice, he spent 25 years as a commercial barrister, and became a QC in 1991.

Michelle M Kirschner: A partner in the London office.  She advises a broad range of financial institutions, including investment managers, integrated investment banks, corporate finance boutiques, private fund managers and private wealth managers at the most senior level.

Ali Nikpay: A partner and head of the competition practice group in the London office. He has more than 20 years of EU and UK merger control, antitrust and litigation experience in both the private and public sectors.

Attila Borsos: A partner in the Brussels office.  He has 15 years of experience advising on antitrust and competition as well as international trade matters.

Matt Aleksic: An associate in the Litigation and International Arbitration practice groups of Gibson Dunn. He has experience in a wide range of disputes and investigations and a background in public policy and government affairs.