What does Brexit mean for my business?’ It’s a question many lawyers in the UK and abroad are asking themselves as they navigate the increasingly complex post-Brexit legal landscape. Staying abreast of legislative and regulatory changes in the UK and the EU, tracking and understanding how they could diverge, and how the courts could interpret these changes presents significant challenges for businesses and their legal teams.

For continued success, businesses will need accurate, timely know-how and practical guidance to ensure that they understand and are compliant with new rules in several practice areas impacted by the UK’s departure from the EU. For those with operational footprints in the UK and the EU, the challenge to stay abreast of ever-changing legislation will be even greater.

Join this webinar for a practical discussion on the implications of Brexit and how businesses can successfully stay on top of upcoming changes:

  • Issues the UK-EU legal landscape raises for businesses
  • Tips on staying current given the ongoing uncertainty
  • Managing risks and optimising opportunities in a post-transition world












Gordon Downie, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Gordon, who is co-chair of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Brexit Advisers group, is an acknowledged leader in the field of UK and EU competition law and regulation.  His practice has developed a particular emphasis on the role and functioning of markets in regulated sectors in the UK and overseas (such as the energy and water industries) and in connection with the provision of key public services. Gordon’s clients include regulatory bodies, regulated entities and other stakeholders (such as complaint-handling bodies).  He is admitted to practice in Scotland, Ireland and England and Wales.


Sally Shorthose, Partner and Head of Brexit Committee, Bird & Bird

Sally is a Partner in Bird & Bird’s London IP team where she is one of the most experienced partners, specialising in transactional IP matters. She offers a wealth of knowledge to businesses at the cutting edge of research, development and technology. She has been awarded a number of honours, including being “one of the most influential women in IP” (MIP) and, according to Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences she is a Global Elite Thought Leader (transactional IP) and is highly recommended for her regulatory work. She has for more than 5 years been leading the Brexit initiatives at Bird & Bird.


Anna Grafton-Green, Brexit Legal Lead, NatWest Bank

Anna Grafton-Green is a senior lawyer specialising in financial services regulation and large regulatory change projects. For several years she has led the NatWest Commercial Bank’s Brexit legal team orientating the bank towards its post-Brexit operating model in Europe. She advises NatWest Bank on ring-fencing, MIFID II compliance and cross-border regulatory issues in the EU, US and APAC.


Peter Tyson, Brexit Programme Director, Standard Life Assurance

Peter led the Brexit Programme for Standard Life Assurance, part of the Phoenix Group, with overall responsibility for preparing the business for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  Peter’s previous roles include Head of Conduct and Compliance, Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal Services, with responsibility for the teams providing legal advice and support to Standard Life’s business areas.


Joanna Morris, Senior Director – Practical Law, Thomson Reuters
Joanna Morris is a Senior Director at Practical Law. She joined Practical Law as editor of PLC Magazine and now heads up the Practical Law Commissioning team and is responsible for Practical Law’s Brexit page. Before joining Practical Law, Joanna qualified into the corporate department of Clifford Chance and then worked as a commercial lawyer at The Co-operative Bank.