Brexit timetable and new UK Prime Minister Theresa May discussed at briefing with Jeremy Browne

Jeremy Browne, Special Representative for the City of London Corporation in the EU, is pictured, left, with Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House, right

Jeremy Browne, Special Representative for the City of London Corporation in the EU, is pictured on the left, with Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House, right, at an Asia House Brexit Series briefing held on Friday

Brexit timetable and new UK Prime Minister Theresa May discussed at briefing with Jeremy Browne

15/07/16

By Naomi Canton

Jeremy Browne, Special Representative for the City of London Corporation in the European Union (EU), joined Asia House corporate members and selected participants on Friday for a private briefing and roundtable discussion on the impact of Brexit and what is likely to happen next.

Topics discussed included the possibility of Scotland’s independence; whether there is likely to be second referendum on Brexit; Theresa May’s foreign policy and focus; the new Brexit unit being set up in the civil service drawing staff from the Cabinet Office, the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the strategy the UK should adopt post-Brexit in negotiations regarding trade agreements with the EU and with Asia; the reaction in Europe to Brexit and ongoing concerns Europe has; and the timetable of Brexit.

Corporate members represented at the table included HSBC, Mitsui, Telstra, Harvey Nash, Rio Tinto, ABP London, DLA Piper, KPMG, Eversheds and DWF.

naomi.canton@asiahouse.co.uk

The next event in the Asia House Brexit Series will be on Wednesday, 20 July when The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E. Dr. Rizal Sukma, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, and H.E. Evan Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to the UK, will brief Asia House corporate members  and selected participants by invitation only on the Asian views on the EU referendum and on potential future trade agreements with the UK. For more information click here.

For more information about the Asia House Brexit Series click here.