According to Shepherd and Wedderburn, businesses have not yet reached saturation point in their quest for guidance on what a Brexit might mean for their organisation and are looking for a next-steps plan in the run up to the EU referendum
Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn, which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, is urging businesses to sign up for its free webinar entitled Are you referendum ready? to be held on 23 May.
According to partner Louisa Knox, businesses have not yet reached saturation point in their quest for guidance on what a Brexit might mean for their organisation.
She said: “With the outcome of the referendum so difficult to call, our clients don’t want to leave anything to chance. Many of them, particularly those with global interests have been asking our specialist Brexit advisers to help them map out and define the legal and regulatory issues that might impact on their operations in the event of voters choosing to leave the EU.
“Because we have been interrogating and analysing the possible ramifications of a Brexit for so long”, she said, “we are very well placed to walk clients through the likely impacts, and help them draw up next-steps action plans, which can be executed – or revised – depending which way the vote goes.”
To date, the firm’s team of dedicated Brexit advisers, has produced 25 bulletins, some of them giving a broad overview of the scenarios that might play out under any of the alternative economic arrangements, such as EFTA, EEA, the Swiss or Norwegian models or even a more bespoke economic trading arrangement.
However, most of the bulletins drill right down into an analysis of how a Brexit would impact on each of the many business types which the firm serves – banking and finance; energy and natural resources; international trade; food and drink, to name a few.
The firm says its webinar will help businesses cut through some of the issues, and provide them with impartial advice to ensure that they are in the best possible position to deal with the outcome of the vote, regardless of what that might be.