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The Future of London’s Financial Industry

One of Luther's previous events in London
One of Luther’s previous events in London


  • What will be the possible outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU?
  • How important is the European Passport for the financial industry
  • What are the consequences of the current market uncertainty for the Financial Industry in London?


Date: Thursday 13th October 2016

Church House Westminster
Westminster Abbey
Precincts – Dean’s Yard

The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany cordially invites you to its next conference:


While the UK’s EU referendum has created a state of significant uncertainty, businesses operating in and through the UK are questioning how they will be affected by the consequences of this decision.

Among the most exposed to this uncertainty are companies operating in the financial sector – such as banks, insurances and brokers – because their current ability to benefit from the European Passport may be at risk.

At the moment the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU seems to be crucial for the future of London’s financial industry. These negotiations, however, will take at least two years and business decisions will have to be made in between.

Our panellists aim to bring light into the current discussions and dispel false and rash assumptions. The experts of the political and the financial sector will assess the current situation thereby focusing on the cooperation between the financial markets of London and Frankfurt and the future of the European Passport. The aim of the conference is to provide guidance for business decisions that makes strategic planning possible even during the period of negotiations.


5:30 pm Registration

6:00 pm Welcome:

  • Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath
    Managing Director, BCCG
  • Frank Neumann
    German Embassy London

6:15 pm Panel discussion:

  • James Sproule
    Chief Economist, Director of Policy, Institute of Directors
  • Paul Farrelly
    MP Chair All-Party, Parliamentary British-German
  • Eric Menges
    CEO, Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH
  • Dr. Jens Zimmermann
    Member of German Parliament, Vice-Chair German-British Parliamentary Group,
  • Diederik Zandstra
    Senior Policy Director, British Bankers’ Association
  • Burkard von Siegfried
    Former General representative the Lloyd’s of London German Office, Of Counsel Luther Law Firm

Moderation: Dr. Hermann J. Knott, LLM
Attorney at Law (New York), Partner Luther Law Firm

Audience Q & As

7:30 pm Drinks Reception and Canapés

To register for this event, please visit the BCCG Events page and complete the online form: