• Brunnsgatan 2, Stockholm
  • 24 May, 13:30-16:00 followed by ICC Spring Reception
  • Pris: Kostnadsfritt för ICC-medlemmar och inbjudna

Brexit vs. Bremain – the business perspective

As everybody knows by now, there will be a referendum in the United Kingdom on 23 June about the UK’s continued membership of the European Union. The polls currently show only a narrow margin between those who want to remain in the EU (Bremain) and those who want to leave (Brexit), so the outcome is difficult to predict. The UK potentially leaving the EU will have far-reaching effects for businesses in the UK, in Sweden and in the rest of Europe.

There are already several seminars and breakfasts being arranged here in Stockholm about a potential Brexit. Our ambition is to arrange a seminar at which the case for both sides is fairly presented by relevant speakers and at which there is a discussion of the pros and cons of a Brexit from a business perspective, rather than a political perspective.

Program (updated continuously)

13.30   Registration and Coffee

14.00   Welcoming speech
Fredrik Cappelen, Chairman, ICC Sweden
André Andersson, Global Relationship Partner, Mannheimer Swartling

The business case for brexit
John Longworth, Chairman of the Vote Leave Business Council and former Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce

The legal process for a brexit and its implications
Andreas Johansson, Senior Associate EU & Competition, Brussels Office, Mannheimer Swartling
Tommy Pettersson, Partner EU & Competition, Mannheimer Swartling
Thomas Pettersson, Partner Banking & Finance, Mannheimer Swartling

Panel discussion and questions from the audience

The pros and cons of a Brexit from a business perspective
– for the UK, for Sweden and for the rest of Europe
John Longworth, Chairman of the Vote Leave Business Council
Anne Gynnerstedt, General Counsel of Vattenfall AB
Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO of AstraZeneca AB
Stephen Powell Partner at Slaughter and May
Pehr Wissén, General Director of the Institute for Financial Research at The Stockholm School of Economics

Closing remarks
Erik Belfrage, Chairman Consilio International, former Swedish diplomat and Member of the ICC World Council

16.00   Networking Drinks