January in review – EU events

The chamber kicked off 2019 by discussing the state of play in three different areas, welcoming high-level and expert speakers. With Kris Dekeyser, Director “Policy and Strategy” at DG Competition at the European Commission, we tackled merger policy.  As the trends have shown the number of merger notifications submitted to the Commission has been increasing over the last years, with 2018 witnessing the highest number of notifications … Continue reading January in review – EU events

Task Forces, Brexit and the legal perspective with Helena Raulus

We talk to Helena Raulus of the UK Law Societies, Chair of our Single Market Task Force and member of the EU – UK Future Relations Committee What are your biggest priorities at the moment? As Head of the UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office, my daily work revolves mainly around Brexit right now. I have a particular expertise on the different forms of EU cooperation … Continue reading Task Forces, Brexit and the legal perspective with Helena Raulus

Preparing for Brexit

Preparing for Brexit  It is less than 5 months until Brexit and the Article 50 deadline on 29 March 2019, and whilst rumours abound of deals, unfortunately – from a business perspective – the spectre of a non-orderly withdrawal outcome remains fully in view. With a few exceptions, it is a wide and deep business consensus that such a no-deal outcome would be an extremely … Continue reading Preparing for Brexit

Autumn in Review – EU Events

Like every autumn in Brussels, this one didn’t disappoint with regard to its packed schedule, and we would like to believe that we didn’t either! We kicked off with the discussion on Cartel Enforcement: Current Practice and Updates where we learned that since February 2018, companies breaching antitrust regulations by taking part in cartels has resulted in hundreds of million in fines, while ¾ of … Continue reading Autumn in Review – EU Events

Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

On Thursday 25th October, the British Chamber’s CEO Glenn Vaughan met with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab for a landmark meeting alongside representatives from chambers across Europe. Glenn shares his thoughts following the meeting: There’s no certainty – but more clarity and confidence can be built Last Thursday I was part of a delegation of national chambers of commerce that met Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, … Continue reading Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

Brexit: the sum of its parts

By Inge Boets, Managing Director Porter Novelli Brexit, the construed term to allude to the UK’s potential separation from the European Union, has been a trending topic for the past two years to the point that has become part of its brand identity. Disenchantment with the EU has been a common occurrence since the UK joined the EU in 1973. This has given the Member … Continue reading Brexit: the sum of its parts