July 2016

  • Brexit’s Impact on the Energy Sector

    The implications of the United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to opt for Brexit continue to reverberate. While the UK has yet to invoke Article 50 and formally begin the process of exiting the European Union (EU), the EU will continue to regulate and formulate new policies in areas that impact business and affect investment decisions not…

  • Brexit: Dealing with Uncertainty

    The 23rd June Referendum has triggered a number of reactions which are likely to affect the UK economy regardless of the timing and conditions of Britain’s exit from the EU. Weaker Sterling, softer GDP growth forecasts and deteriorating consumer confidence are the elements that will impact Britain’s economy in the upcoming period of regulatory uncertainty. Some sectors are more…

  • Brexit Bowl: Competing Public Interests? Politics and Competition Enforcement

    What does Brexit mean for competition policy in the EU and UK? The issue has already formed part of the post-Brexit policy debate in the United Kingdom. This snapshot from FTI Consulting’s Senior Advisor, Sir Philip Lowe, a former Director General of the European Commission’s Competition department, looks at the issue of ‘public interest’ in…

  • The knowns, the unknowns and what happens next? An FTI Brexit Bowl Breakfast with Sir Philip Lowe

    Sir Philip Lowe addressed the theme of “Brexit: the knowns, the unknowns, and what happens next?” at the FTI Brexit Bowl Breakfast of 13 July 2016. One of the most important unknowns, namely who was to lead the UK out of the EU, is now known. Theresa May was elected as the new British Prime…

  • Brexit Bowl 8 July

    Two weeks after the historic United Kingdom (UK) referendum on the European Union (EU) and under the shadow of Brexit, the European Parliament (EP) this week met in Strasbourg, the EP’s official seat, for its final plenary session before the summer recess. Across the English Channel, the political fallout in the UK continues to unfold in dramatic fashion:…

  • Brexit’s impact on the TMT sector

    While Silicon Valley stands alone, it could be fairly argued that the UK generally – and London specifically – represented an EU version of its more renowned US counterpart.  The amount of tech firms – large and small – that had made the UK their home, thanks to access to skilled employees drawn to the…

  • Brexit’s impact on financial services

    Financial services is possibly the policy area where Brexit will have the strongest impact. The City of London is the largest financial centre in Europe; many financial firms offer their services from their London base, making use of “passporting” rights granted through European legislation, which are now clearly at risk. As a result of being…

  • Brexit’s Impact on Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Health and life sciences are heavily regulated sectors, which directly employ a significant proportion of the workforce across health and care delivery, pharmaceuticals, research and development, education, animal health and the many other issues covered by the sector. The sector drives a significant percentage of trade inside and outside the EU market and healthcare consumes,…

  • The Brexit Bowl: Weekly insights and intelligence to help you digest your Brexit

    A week on, the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has raised more questions than answers and has the makings of a Shakespearean play with its multiple twists and turns. Uncertainty rules the roost. While the UK’s political class debates who could potentially lead the country, Brexit has come to Brussels with…

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