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How will Brexit impact the North?

With the prime minister's pledge that she will trigger Article 50 before the end of March and introduce a "great repeal bill" to incorporate all EU regulations in EU law as soon as Brexit takes effect, the shape of Brexit is becoming clearer. However, what will Brexit mean for the North?

Together with Hume Brophy, we are hosting a breakfast discussion, which is taking place on Friday, 11 November 2016 at our Manchester office.

What withdrawal from the bloc will mean for the North in particular and former Chancellor, George Osborne's much touted Northern Powerhouse, is very much up for debate.

Discussion will focus on what the vote will mean for business in the region, as well as the wider economy. How will Brexit impact upon our international trading activities and what are the proposed models for our future trading relationship with the EU?

The discussion will bring together a hugely experienced panel which includes a former government minister and the interim Mayor of Greater Manchester.

Following the main panel session, we will be running a series of sector focussed breakout sessions on the legal impact of Brexit for businesses within the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors. Your place at these session can be booked via the link below.

Our panel includes:

The Rt Hon. Esther McVey (Chair)
Minister of State for Employment (2013-15)

Jonathan Branton
Head of EU/Competition, DWF

Ed Cox
Director, Institute for Public Policy Research (North)

Tony Lloyd
Interim GM Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester

Lara Robinson
Principal Policy Lead on EU Negotiations, CBI

Graham Stringer MP
Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton, former leader of Manchester City Council (1984-1996)


Jonathan Branton

Partner - Head of EU/Competition

I lead the firm in EU/Competition issues, specialising in behavioural antitrust, merger control, public procurement and State aid, and all related issues of public funding, including the UK’s Regional Growth Fund, ERDF and ESIF. I also head up the firm’s Brussels office and the firm’s cross-discipline Public Sector group.

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Tel: +44 (0)3333 203 101 Mob: +44 (0)7736 563 202 Fax: +44 (0)3333 20 44 40


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DWF Manchester

1 Scott Place 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA Tel: +44 (0)161 603 5000 Fax: +44 (0)161 603 5050