Brussels for Breakfast (140)

Held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With support from PwC


  • Graham Bishop

  • Simona Amati (Kreab)



Well, post-Summit, I guess we are on to the next-to-the-penultimate lap in the ‘Brexit’ GP; so I don’t suppose we are going to be able to avoid that particular elephant in the room – or how individual firms are coping (or thinking of coping) with life post-‘Brexit’. (That is, if the Remainers don’t succeed in blocking Britain’s departure altogether).

But there’s more. With an extended ‘transition’ period, we won’t escape the dead hand of Brussels for a while yet – which means the GDPR, the MiFID review, CMU, Commission initiatives on Cyprus, NPLs, cyber insurance, you name it…

Fortunately, as usual, we have Graham Bishop (eponymous proprietor of to lead us through the darkness. And, equally fortunately, we have Simona Amati to make sure he doesn’t lead us into a brick wall. Simona – who is a director and senior manager at Kreab in Brussels, having joined from the Luxembourg CB in 2011 – was last with us in September 2016, when our biggest concern was Lord Hill’s action plan on CMU. Things have changed – and, no doubt, she will have a lot more to say on the mood in Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt, and on the Commission’s legislative agenda as it affects the City.

As always, this is a caring-and-sharing experience. So, if you (or a colleague) would like to join us, and (perhaps) add your own thoughts/concerns, please let us know by emailing or by calling the Centre on 0207 621 1056. Also as usual (thanks to the hospitality of PwC), there will be coffee, tea and buns to spare.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton