The City and Brexit – British and German perspectives

The City and Brexit – British and German perspectives

16th May 2017
5.00 – 7.00pm, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Mary Sumner House
24 Tufton Street
London SW1P 3RB

It has already become clear that the question of financial and related services will form a separate and substantial component of the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union triggered by the invocation of Article 50.

On 16th May, the Federal Trust, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Global Policy Institute will be jointly organizing an event to discuss this important issue. In particular, we shall be considering the negotiating positions of the two parties, the strengths and weaknesses of these positions and possible outcomes for both sides. Such questions as “passporting” and “equivalence”; the interdependence of continental Europe and the City of London in financial services; differing political perceptions of the role of financial services in the modern economy; and future competitive tensions between the financial industries of countries remaining in the EU and the country leaving it will be at the centre of the debate.


Gergely Polner
Head of Europe Public Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank

Nicolas Maclean
Commentator on financial services issues member of our Council

Third panellist to be confirmed.


RSVP by email to, or ring the Federal Trust on 020 7320 1677.