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Brexit: Implications for the EU, UK and Transatlantic Relations

8 March 2016 - 08:00 to 09:15

Chatham House, London


Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London  



The vote on the EU referendum scheduled for 23 June, has the potential to be one of the most important decisions of the decade, with wide reaching implications both at home and abroad. For businesses, policy-makers, financiers and the informed public, the possibility of Brexit and the uncertainty of its resulting impact is a major source of concern on both sides of the Atlantic. Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London, Dr Gerard Lyons, will be joining us to analyse the potential implications of Brexit for the EU, UK - and London in particular - and transatlantic relations.

Dr Gerard Lyons is the former chief economist and group head of Global Research at Standard Chartered (1999-2012). During his 13 years at Standard Chartered he held a range of senior roles on the bank’s committees. Prior to this he served as chief economist and executive director at DKB international and chief UK economist with the Swiss Bank Corporation. He regularly speaks at the annual meeting of the IMF, the Institute for International Finance and the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2010 and 2011, he was ranked number one forecaster globally by Bloomberg.

This event is part of the US and the Americas Programme series on US and European Perspectives on Common Economic Challenges. Conducted with the support of Bank of New York Mellon, this series examines some of the principal global challenges that we face today and potentially differing perspectives from across Europe and the US.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.