Brexit Vote to Leave Expected to Lead to a Period of Uncertainty
To fully prepare clients for the legal and business implications and potential disruption to their companies, K&L Gates LLP is directing clients and others to a suite of resources it has created to bridge any concerns brought on by the vote to leave. The firm in February was the first to have established a multidimensional Brexit client support initiative that is needed now more than ever and includes:
K&L Gates Brexit Client Support Initiative
• a 24-hour hotline;
• a dedicated task force of multidisciplinary lawyers comprising partners from the firm’s global litigation, finance, corporate, intellectual property, policy and regulatory, and employment law practice areas reachable by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; and
• a series of “Brexit Bites” briefings examining key issues associated with the withdrawal and its after effects — including analysis on such topics as employment, intellectual property, and tax laws, financial services regulation, international trade, material adverse change clauses, and the formal withdrawal process — all which are housed in a dedicated Brexit section on K&L Gates HUB.
“The referendum vote has profound consequences not just for the UK and Europe but will create shockwaves across the globe,” said Martin Lane, K&L Gates Regional Managing Partner, Europe. “We have deliberately put in place a structure to support and guide clients throughout this period of change and uncertainty.”
Clients and other companies are encouraged to direct questions to the Brexit hotline, which is staffed by K&L Gates partners who will respond promptly to queries or refer them to the appropriate person.
K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.