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UK EU-Exit – What next?

14 December 2020
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UK EU-Exit – What next? All clear to proceed? Confused? Three top tier international legal firms answer your questions!

14 December 2020
10:00 – 11:30
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Free to attend.

Thank you very much for all who joined us for this webinar. You can revisit the recording here below shortly!

As the organisers we can only encourage all attendees to revisit the recording, and connect with advisers to make sure your company continue to trade with least interuption from January 2021. In addition to the presenting companies you will in our membership listing you will find several professional service firms of legal advisers that can help with contracts, interlectual property rights, employees, etc, as well as accounting firms who can help with the latest on VAT/Moms, tax etc. We’d be happy to connect you on request.

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In a joint initiative by the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (BCCD) and the Danish-UK Association (DKUK) we are convening 3 leading international legal firms from Denmark and the UK. Each have made Brexit their areas of expertise and are the forefront of advising both public administrations and private/public companies alike. They are listening carefully to what are the latest updates and  devising ways forward companies can navigate from and continue to trade. The companies are Anglo-Canadian legal firm Gowling WLG and the two Danish legal firms Gorrissen Federspiel and Kromann Reumert.

The UK left the European Union 31st January 2020 and has since been going through a transition period of separation still following EU rules and regulation, but in effect no longer part.

Negotiations have been ongoing since 2016 and as we write these are still ongoing. Many things are in place, the UK has already written many EU regulations into UK law. Some things are complete and out in the open and others yet to be settled.

In both instances’ companies can prepare and adjust irrespective if you are a UK company wanting to continue trading with Denmark/other EU countries, or Danish/EU company wanting to continue trading with the United Kingdom.

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  • Programme
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09.55Recommended login time
10.00Welcome to this first of a series of “UK-EU-Exit – What next” events
10.05Introduction of today’s moderator Kasper Barfoed, Head of Dept for International Trade (DIT) Denmark.
The first webinar will be conducted as a fireside chat, and will be moderated by Head of Dept for International Trade (DIT) Denmark, Mr Kasper Barfoed. He and his team are at the frontline of trade and investment flows across the North Sea and will be fielding a set of current and pertinent questions, and taking questions from the audience directly relevant to these.
10.40Open Q&A
10.55End of main part – and start of breakouts
11.00 Breakout webinar rooms.
We now offer all attendees with additional questions to meet a representative from either of the panelists or the organisers.

In these rooms no question is too trivial or small. You are not being exposed to a large group of attendees and being in smaller intimate groups you get to talk to open mic and camera with the firms and fellow attendees, and can exchange connections for follow ups if of use and needed.

The organisers are happy to connect you post event on request to people in the group you attended.
11.30End of programme

Post the main event we invite attendees to stay for another 30 min of breakout sessions. In smaller groups you will be split up into separate webinar rooms, meeting representatives from the legal firms, DIT and the organising chambers.

In these rooms no question is too trivial or small, you are not being exposed to a large group of attendees and being in smaller intimate groups you get to talk with open mic and camera with the firms and fellow attendees, and can exchange connections.

The organisers are happy to connect you post event on request to people in the group you attended.

Kasper Barfoed – moderator

Kasper Barfoed (b. 1964 in Aalborg, Denmark) is the Country Director for DIT Denmark at the British Embassy in Copenhagen, where he leads a team of investment, trade and trade policy advisors supporting UK exporters to Denmark and Danish investors into the UK, as well as providing input to help shape UK trade policy and address barriers to trade. DIT is also responsible for promoting the UK as an advocate for free trade internationally.

Kasper joined DIT in 2018 bringing 30+ years of experience from the private sector within international business development and leadership in a number of B2B sectors working for large multinationals as well as SME’s. He has lived and worked 14 years outside of Denmark – 10 years in Germany and 4 years in the UK.

Bernardine Adkins – speaker

Bernardine Adkins is a Partner and Head of EU, Trade and Competition in Gowling WLG. Bernardine is utterly client-focused and brings technical cutting edge advice to every matter on which she works, with a  proven ability to keep sight of the ‘bigger picture’.

A graduate of the College of Europe, Bruges, Bernardine has a wealth of over 25 years’ EU, trade and competition law experience, providing clients with strategic advice before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission).

Bernardine has a strong reputation as an innovative competition litigator advising on some of the most high-profile and complex cases in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She has particular expertise in relation to damages claims (defendant and claimant) and also the IP/competition interface.

Morten Berggreen – speaker

Morten Berggreen is Managing Counsel in Gorrissen Federspiel. Morten advises on maritime related M&A transactions, ship construction, ship sale and purchase and financing matters. Morten also advises on all aspects of company law, including reorganisations, joint ventures, capital changes, corporate governance, incentive schemes and active ownership.

Morten has experience with complex international restructurings, reorganisations and M&A transactions, including direct investments and sales as well as structured sales processes, and has been involved in the majority of recent shipping related M&A transactions in Denmark. Morten also advises and assists national and foreign companies on all aspects of selling and purchasing second-hand vessels as well as negotiating newbuilding contracts, and is recognised for his ability to draw on his financial background and commercial insight. In addition, Morten’s expertise encompasses project and ship finance.

Tyge Rasmussen – speaker

Tyge Rasmussen is a partner in Kromann Reumert. Tyge specialises in mergers and acquisitions, company law and contract law. Since 2016, Tyge has followed Brexit closely and advised his clients on its impact on international trade and their businesses specifically.

Tyge also provides advice on national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures and restructuring, shareholding, investments, and incentive schemes for executive employees and directors. In addition, Tyge is highly experienced in advising on joint ventures, including commercial public-private joint ventures, and in providing contract law advice to buyers or sellers.

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The Panel

Gorrissen Federspiel logoGorrissen Federspiel ranks among the leading corporate law firms in Denmark and has strong international relations. They offer legal services within all areas of Danish and EU business law and is organised into 28 practice areas. Gorrissen Federspiel is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark.
Logo of GowlingGowling WLG is a leading Anglo-Canadian multinational law firm. Gowling WLG has been active in the conversation surrounding Brexit since the beginning, commenting on a wide variety of related topics and issues. Gowling WLG is a member of the Danish-UK Assoction.
Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus, London and Brussels. The main focus in London is to establish and maintain contacts in the UK for Danish and UK/international clients and to advise clients involved in cross-border transactions and disputes. Kromann Reumert is a Patron’s Circle member of the Danish-UK Assoction.
DIT Denmark works to promote international trade and investment, and works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets like Denmark, and encourage the best overseas companies in fx Denmark to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

Who should attend?

  • Any Danish/UK company who are trading across the North Sea in and out of the UK to and from an EU country like Denmark.
  • Business leaders who has to make:
    • Strategic decisions to business, contracts, operations, expansions, closing down, etc.
    • Decisions relating to employees
    • Decisions relating to transfer value of goods, services, funds, data, etc
    • Decisions relating to starting up/closing down business in the UK vis a vis Denmark
  • Staff who are considering working in one country but lives in the other.
  • UK or DK Trade organisations who are advising their members
  • Professional service firms who advice clients on international transactions.
  • Capital investment companies, lenders, banks, financial institutions operating cross borders
  • Transport companies
  • Life Sciences companies developing, researching, trading products and services
  • Energy and energy efficiency companies involved in the renewable energy sectors like wind, solar, insolation, district heating, waste incineration, etc.
  • Food, drinks and hospitality related companies
  • Software companies
  • Retailers – offline and online

Starting in December we will initiate for a period this monthly series bringing you these firm’s expertise and knowledge, beginning with a general approach to what what companies can do now to prepare for the end of the transition period, and proceed in January 2021 with further advice for businesses trading between DK and UK as further information and legislation is available and ratified.

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