Brexit

  • Brexit – Article 50: The final countdown

    The two year countdown to the UK’s exit from the EU has now begun. Prime Minister Theresa May today formally notified the European Council President of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the EU Treaty. Notification means that formal exit negotiations between the UK and the EU can…

  • Brexit Bowl – Views from European Capitals

    Multi-tasking’s the name of the game for today’s European Union leaders. While Brexit might be one of the top issues for some EU officials, it’s by no means the only challenge requiring political attention, causing uncertainty and unpredictability amongst business across Europe and beyond. A new US President openly questioning the validity of their ‘project’,…

  • Brexit & Broadcasting – The UK’S role as a European hub

    The Audio Visual Media Services Directive – AVMSD – has been the cornerstone of EU television broadcasting since its introduction in 1989 (as the Television Without Frontiers Directive). AVMSD established the Country of Origin (COO) principle, enabling providers to broadcast across the whole of the EU once they have established themselves in one MS –…

  • Europe’s Brexit task forces: the who’s who guide

    In this Brexit Snapshot, FTI Consulting examines the key players that will shape the positions of some of the most influential EU Member States. Often shunning the limelight, these individuals will play a crucial role in determining the approach that their leader takes in the final negotiations. While a broad range of ministries will engage…

  • Brexit means hard Brexit: The UK’s negotiating strategy

    “Brexit means Brexit”. Since Theresa May became British Prime Minister in July last year, the phrase has become almost synonymous with perceptions of her broader approach to leadership – firm in tone, steely in appearance yet somehow lacking in specific detail. Today Theresa May delivered her landmark speech outlining the United Kingdom’s approach to negotiating…

  • Brexit Bowl – Christmas Edition

    The political hangovers of 2016 are sure to last longer than this year’s Christmas party season. Reality will soon take over. Our Christmas ‘Brexit Bowl’ brings you the latest from the UK and Brussels, and also from across the Atlantic, courtesy of FTI Consulting’s geopolitical intelligence team. Washington, Brussels and London have become scenes of…

  • Brexit and Private Equity: Business as Usual?

    Global Private Equity (PE) assets under management have been rising in recent years, reaching a new high in June 2015 at $2.4 trillion. A similar trend can be seen in Europe where PE is increasingly considered an important funding channel for businesses in Europe. The outcome of the Brexit referendum appears not to have bucked…

  • Brexit & health: patience needed

    Discussing Brexit and its impact on the healthcare sector is a risky exercise, especially in the current rather blurred context. The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, already under fire for failing to grasp the scale of the challenge facing the National Health Service (NHS), recently scrapped a high-level task force working on the issue. If…

  • BREXIT: All You Need Is Trade – Views from institutional investors

    As the world awaits the United Kingdom (UK) Government’s next move on activating Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, we assess the UK’s trading relationships and how they might be impacted by Brexit. • What kind of deal could the UK seek with the European Union? • What will the remaining EU27 be prepared to give? •…

  • Brexit’s Impact on R&D Funding

    The UK is a global leader in R&D and benefits more from EU research funding than any other EU country – receiving €1bn annually. It is also home to many top researchers from other EU countries who are invaluable to maintaining the quality of UK universities. Business also benefits from such expertise and the funds…

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