12 01, 2024

The EU’s new tool to combat economic threats by non-EU states

By |2024-01-12T17:34:27+00:00January 12th, 2024|Categories: Europe, Global, Trade, Trade & Financial services, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

The European Union’s Anti-Coercion Instrument (ACI) regulation is a novel and significant development in international trade law which came into force on 27th December 2023. The new trade instrument will enable the European Union (EU) to deal with foreign countries’ efforts to influence or coerce the EU or a particular [...]

19 09, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit and its risks for the City of London

By |2023-09-19T15:05:21+00:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Council member Graham Bishop describes the growing risks to the City of London from Brexit. He contrasts the methodical approach of the European Union to building its Capital and Banking Union with the confused rhetoric of the British government. He concludes by warning that [...]

14 07, 2023

Has the City of London benefitted from Brexit as the golden days continue to fade?

By |2023-07-14T14:14:25+00:00July 14th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

In this Federal Trust Briefing, financial expert Graham Bishop argues that three years after leaving the EU, there are no discernible signs of any benefits from Brexit for the UK financial sector. As the City's leaders are recognising with growing alarm, the City’s international standing is slowly sinking. Leadership seems [...]

28 06, 2023

The EU Leads the Way in Regulating Crypto-Assets

By |2023-06-28T14:49:07+00:00June 28th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

The European Union (EU) has earned the title of becoming the world’s first jurisdiction to introduce a regulatory environment specifically for overseeing a market in crypto-assets. Meantime, the UK government is currently drafting legislation on this sector while the US is said to be examining the EU’s new regulation with [...]

30 03, 2023

The Stormont Brake Has Been Passed Yet The Break in UK-EU Relations May be Irreparable

By |2023-03-30T15:09:29+00:00March 30th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

Following recent protracted post-Brexit negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol (the Protocol), there persists an underlying crisis of mistrust between the United Kingdom government and the European Union.  This is in spite of the UK Parliament passing the arduously negotiated Stormont Brake provisions of the UK-EU Windsor Framework on Wednesday, [...]

23 03, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit, the City and Switzerland

By |2023-03-23T15:37:32+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust video our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the implications of the Credit Suisse collapse for the City and for Brexit. They conclude that the collapse of CS makes the British government's deregulation agenda for the City even less viable than before; and [...]

3 03, 2023

The EU’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation: A new risk for British business?

By |2023-03-03T15:07:47+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

New EU extra-territorial level playing field rules may adversely impact UK investment in the bloc The European Union (EU) has introduced major new legislation which could have broad implications for extra-territorial jurisdiction over businesses based in any non-EU country including the UK. The Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR), which will apply [...]

7 02, 2023

New EU Machinery Regulation Poses Challenges and Benefits for UK Machinery Exporters to the Single Market

By |2023-02-07T14:45:22+00:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Andrew Hood and Peter Sellar, Fieldfisher LLP and Bob Savic, Federal Trust Divergence risks grow in post-Brexit EU and UK machinery standards The European Union’s new Machinery Regulation, approved by the EU Council of Ministers and the European Parliament in late January 2023, extensively revises the 2006 Machinery Directive.  [...]

31 10, 2022

VIDEO: Will the City Lose Its Euro Clearing Business?

By |2022-10-31T14:31:54+00:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the financial analyst Graham Bishop and the Chairman of the Trust, John Stevens, discuss the likelihood and the significance of the City of London losing its approximately €100 trillion Euro derivatives clearing business to the Eurozone by 2025. Among other implications, the loss of its [...]

24 01, 2022

Post-Brexit Trade Flows with the EU: What Leavers overlooked

By |2022-01-24T16:19:58+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , |

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but …. we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais route.” Dominic Raab, 20 November 2018, subsequently Foreign Secretary 2019 to 2021, revealing his unsuitability for the post. Introduction The formal enactment of Brexit came into force on January 31st 2020, complete [...]

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