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How would a Brexit affect the banking and finance sector in the UK?

Published on 16 June 2016. By Louisa Innes-Wilkin, Associate

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Financial services represent around £26bn or 57.5% of the City of London's total income and accounts for 7.5% of the total national income of Great Britain; 18% of cross-border lending is arranged in the UK and over 250 foreign banks are in London. A Brexit could threaten the City of London's well established reputation as detailed below.

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How would a Brexit affect the property market in the UK?

Published on 15 June 2016. By Holly Pownall, Associate

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Industry participants have forecast a slowdown in residential and commercial property markets in the lead up to polling day on 23 June.

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How would a Brexit affect the cost of living in the UK?

14 June 2016

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The Brexit campaign is littered with statistics about the impact of a Brexit on the UK's economy. But how does this translate to its potential impact on the cost of living?

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How would a Brexit affect law firms in the UK?

13 June 2016

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As with many sectors, the implications of a Brexit for law firms in the UK are largely unknown and heavily dependent on the UK's relationship with the EU. Law firms will need to be alive to the impact across different practice areas as well as on the business as a whole.

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How would a Brexit affect environmental protection in the UK?

Published on 10 June 2016. By David Franklin, Associate

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In 2013, the EU introduced an interim ban on a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.

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How would a Brexit affect the insurance industry in the UK?

09 June 2016

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The insurance industry plays an essential part of the UK economy and manages investments equivalent to 25% of the UK’s total net worth.

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How would a Brexit affect online shopping from the EU?

Published on 08 June 2016. By Rachael Ellis, Associate

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In or out? No matter which side you’re on, there’s one thing we can all agree on: we buy a lot from Europe.

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How would a Brexit affect our trade relationship with Europe?

Published on 07 June 2016. By Constantine Christofi, Associate

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There are a number of variables which would materially shape our trade relationship with Europe in a post-Brexit world.

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How would a Brexit affect financial services regulation in the UK?

Published on 06 June 2016. By Cristina Faro, Associate

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Financial services is one of the UK's most important sectors, contributing over £126bn to the UK economy and representing 10% of GDP. The key post-Brexit issues for the sector are summarised below.

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How effective is China's corruption crackdown?

04 May 2016

At the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on 8 November 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to hunt down 'tiger and flies'; in other words, crack down on the endemic corruption between high-level officials and lower-level civil servants.

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