Brussels for Breakfast (133)

Held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With support from PwC


  • Graham Bishop (independent consultant,

  • Brian Polk (PwC)



There’s a lot more going on than ‘Brexit’, but it does seem as though the negotiations are even more acrimonious than either side expected. Like it or not, that has to be an item for this month’s B4B.

But there’s more. At a macro level, there’s the latest love-in between Macron and Merkel, opening the prospect of a ‘limited’ Eurozone treasury and a ‘small’ Euro-budget. There’s also Schäuble’s hint at reform of the ESM to allow poorer countries to dip into it to fund investment during recessions.

At a level more relevant to the City, there’s the gathering cloud of MiFID II, which will undoubtedly have a far-reaching impact. There’s the GDPR – and there’s a whole lot more.

Fortunately, we have the ever excellent (and ever devoted to the Europäische Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft) Graham Bishop to bring us back up to speed with the regulatory agenda after the summer break.

Joining Graham, we are pleased to welcome back Brian Polk, PwC’s expert on financial services regulation emanating from Brussels. Brian’s expertise includes the ins-and-outs of the BRRD and MiFID II – two topics that have had an eventful summer.

If you (or a colleague) would like to join us, would you please let us know as soon as possible by emailing or by calling the Centre on 0207 621 1056. Thanks to our hosts at PwC, there will be coffee, tea and plenty of buns.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton