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Brexit: Britain sneezes – will Africa catch a cold?

7 July 2016

By Andrew Skipper and Amma Boakye

What does Brexit mean for Sub-Saharan Africa? The only thing that we know for certain at this stage is that there are a lot of unknowns, largely because the form that Brexit will take when and if Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is triggered, has not yet been confirmed. Despite this, some key issues (outlined below) have already become talking points amongst those with an interest in Africa.

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A recap on Brexit: what do we know so far?

5 July 2016

By Elina Eriksson

Today marks twelve days since the UK voted to leave the European Union.  We examine below what we have learnt about what lies ahead, as the dust is settling in Brussels and in Westminster.

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Brexit, sanctions and the rise of Asian arbitral seats

1 July 2016

By James Kwan, Jullianne Hughes-Jennett and Mariel Dimsey

Much ado about nothing or reshuffling the cards?

The results of the UK’s referendum, with a vote to leave the European Union, will not affect London’s position as a leading international arbitration seat and dispute resolution centre.  The recent developments do not change the fact that the UK has been and will continue to be a favored destination for dispute resolution.

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Jurisdictions: Japan, Hong Kong, China
Services: Litigation and Arbitration

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The private equity landscape post Brexit - Gazing into the crystal ball

27 June 2016

By Tom Whelan

With the people of the UK voting to leave the EU at the end of last week, the UK and the EU have entered uncharted territory. Looking into a somewhat murky crystal ball, what does Brexit mean for private equity sponsors looking to invest in the UK or EU?

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Private Equity

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Could a brass plaque fix "passporting" after Brexit? If only life was that simple

24 June 2016

By Rachel Kent, Jeffrey Greenbaum and Dr. Christian Reichmann

One of the key issues facing financial services institutions which provide services across the EU is the potential loss of passporting rights. 

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Industries: Financial Institutions, FinTech
Jurisdictions: Germany, United Kingdom, Rome
Services: Financial Services