Brexit Working Group

MISSION & GOALS

The mission of the Brexit Working Group is to educate and engage the local transatlantic business community on how the negotiations will affect business in Europe and the United States.

The working group will work with EACC Staff to plan programs about the latest developments in order to generate awareness and educate executives and transatlantic business leaders.

With the guidance of the working group, the EACCNY will inform its members and the larger business community about Brexit and provide a platform for insights and ideas on how to address and prepare for Brexit over the course of the negotiations and beyond.

More specifically, it aims to:
• Contribute to and participate in educational programs about transatlantic business issues.
• Help raise the profile and visibility of the EACC and its thought-leadership on matters related to Brexit locally, nationally and internationally within the targeted business community and its larger constituency
• Identify relevant business issues related to The UK’s exit of the European Union and how it will affect business relations between the US and the European Union
• Inform US executives about how Brexit will change the regulatory landscape within Europe and how they in turn affect trans-Atlantic business transactions

WORKING GROUP RESPONSIBILITIES

• Meet at least quarterly as a committee to identify, plan, and implement programs and activities aligned with the EACC’s mission
• Help identify and gain access to thought-leaders in our community to serve as speakers and panelists; Support EACC’s media and audience outreach for some of the larger events
• Participate in annual committee leaders’ meetings and EACCNY’s strategic meeting
• Identify prospective members within the target audience of the committee and engage them with the goal of getting them involved with the EACC
• Engage in a regular discourse with the EACC Staff and program committee to help identify relevant topics, regulatory and legislative changes and business matters that could affect international business relations
• Initiate a dialogue with relevant subject matter experts who can share their knowledge and present at EACC seminars


TOPICS WE WILL BE ADDRESSING

  • The Brexit process, its timeline and possible scenarios for a post-Brexit EU
  • Regulatory challenges negotiators will face in Europe, Britain as they redefine Britain’s relationship with Europe and the United States
  • Challenges as they relate to Labor/HR and immigration to and from the European Union and Britain as well as resulting changes to the US/Britain agreements
  • Effects on Manufacturers and their Supply Chain management
  • Trade among the European Union, Britain, and the United States
  • Licensing and Product Regulation
  • Tax, Accounting, & Legal Challenges for companies operating in Britain and the Continent
  • The Future of the British Banking & Financial Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions among American, British, and EU companies operating in all three jurisdictions
  • Mutual standards recognition agreements/certification agreements among the three jurisdictions (the divergence of UK law as Europe develops other trade relationships)

This list will be amended as negotiations are carried out and adjusted based on new developments


WORKING GROUP MEMBERS

Tony Dunne, US Country Manager, Bank of Ireland
Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells
Jesica Lindgren, General Counsel, BlueStar Strategies
Jake Mouncey, Vice President, Subsidiary Banking, HSBC
Amelia O’Beirne & Peter Walker, Partners, A & L Goodbody
Matthew Williams, Director, International Tax, EY
Anthony Zobl, Director, Int’l. Regulatory & Government Affairs, AIG

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