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This event took place on 2 March 2017.

This CPD event was an important guide for all Chartered Secretaries and their clients on how to be best prepared for what lies ahead in the short and medium term following the United Kingdom’s decision to vote to leave the EU at the June 2016 Brexit referendum.

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Sponsored by William Fry, this CPD event focused on:

  • The financial and legal impacts of the vote and discussed some of the key issues and concerns and uncertainties arising from the UK’s decision to leave the EU
  • Providing an overview of the UK / EU negotiation process and an analysis of some key legal implications arising from Brexit in the context of Ireland's new relationship with the UK
  • The effect on data protection, intellectual property, employment, environment/energy, litigation and dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency and State Aid rules
  • Demystifying Brexit and highlighting the alternatives available including encouraging companies to become and remain informed in actively managing the risks from Brexit
  • Understanding the financial risks and mitigants in managing FX exposures for Irish companies who trade internationally



Brendan Donovan – AIB, Head of Commercial & Business Treasury
Brendan heads up AIB's Commercial and Business Sales teams in Dublin and Cork. These teams deliver the full suite of foreign exchange and interest rate risk management solutions to the small corporate, SME and personal customers.. Brendan has over 20 years of treasury experience and opened AIB's Treasury office in Manchester in 2003 where he spent 3 years. He previously worked in the Trade Finance and Correspondent Banking areas. Brendan has achieved QFA status and holds an honours BA Degree in Management.

Eoin Caulfield - Partner, William Fry
Eoin is a Partner in William Fry whose practice focuses on financial services and financial regulation. He is a member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland; the British Insurance Law Association; the Law Society of Ireland; and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Recent speaking involvements include the Institute of Directors, Chartered Accountants Ireland and the commercial and business law courses at the Law Society of Ireland. In addition to his legal qualifications he holds an MBS (Financial Services) and affiliations to the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017

Venue: William Fry, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2