Brexit: Insights on what to expect and how to prepare

DLA Piper Speaker Series

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16 July 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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The second event in our speaker series focused on Brexit. Our experienced speaker panel moderated by Simon McKeever, CEO of the Irish Exporters Association, discussed the current state of negotiations, current EU and UK thinking as well as the likely timing of potential Brexit outcomes. They detailed how companies can prepare for the likely impacts including insights on actions our clients are taking globally.

Simon McKeever, CEO, Irish Exporters Association, has an extensive track record in development of trade and trade policy and strategy across Ireland and UK. In addition to his background in Financial Services, his role at the British Embassy in Dublin placed him at the forefront of joint trade strategy between Ireland and the UK, where he developed a close working relationship between UK Trade and Investment and Enterprise Ireland. He was the driving force behind the creation of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce, and his leadership on the Agri-food agenda has created a joint initiative that has kicked off the first Irish-British Food Business Innovation Summit in Dublin. Simon spent 18 years working in global financial markets, with RBC and AIB Capital Markets.
Hardy_Paul_clr Paul Hardy, Brexit Director, UK Head of Government Affairs has over 25 years' experience working as a lawyer and policy adviser, including working in the European Commission in Brussels and as the senior EU Legal Adviser in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. He advises businesses, public sector organisations and States on the implications of Brexit and how best to manage them, and works with our sector specialists worldwide. His professional background makes him uniquely placed to navigate clients through the complexities of the post-Brexit domestic and cross-border regulatory environment, and to understand the new opportunities and risks that will arise for clients under trade agreements. In April 2020, Paul assumed the role of UK Head of Government Affairs from Lord Clement-Jones, providing clients with strategic policy advice and engagement strategies for influencing outcomes in Whitehall and Westminster.
Richard Sterneberg 2 Richard Sterneberg, Head of Global Government Relations, DLA Piper, is responsible for the team that leads on government affairs projects with an EU focus across the DLA Piper global network. He has considerable experience in international sustainability and environmental issues, and he has worked alongside many Asian governments and NGOs. Richard focuses on international projects across the FMCG, Healthcare, Agriculture and Fisheries sectors. Richard is currently helping leading companies in these sectors (globally) as well as in the technology sector to manage supply chain resilience in an increasingly challenging policy environment.
David Carthy David Carthy, Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Ireland, has significant international experience in the Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors. He focuses on corporate legal work (both public and private) and on multinational/foreign direct investment in particular. David works for many Irish and international clients particularly from the US, UK, Canada and India, and is qualified as an attorney at the New York Bar and a solicitor in both England and Ireland. David is the current President of the Irish Exporters Association.

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