Nota Bene Episode 104: European Q4 Check In: Brexit, Digital Platform Regulation, and National Security Regulation with Oliver Heinisch


For our Quarterly European check in, we’re looking at the latest updates with Brexit and the impact on multinational companies. We’re also discussing the regulation of Big Tech companies in the European Union (EU) and exploring if Europe is entering a new era of national security trade regime in line with other jurisdictions across the globe.

Oliver is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s London and Brussels offices. Oliver advises on all areas of EU, UK and German competition law with a focus on international cartel and abuse of dominance procedures including related antitrust litigation matters as well as merger control law. He also regularly advises clients on questions relating to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

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What We Discussed in This Episode:

  • What will a no-deal Brexit mean for multinationals doing business across Europe and the U.K.?
  • Has the United Kingdom’s “hard ball” negotiating stance harmed its exit from the European Union?
  • How are professional services, including the legal profession, impacted by Brexit?
  • How can companies prepare for the changes accompanying Brexit?
  • Is there likely to still be a Brexit deal? If so, what type of deal will it be?
  • How has the relationship between the U.S. and Europe changed over the years?
  • Are there shared values between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to regulation of Big Tech?
  • How will the European Union ultimately regulate digital platforms? How does that enforcement plan compare with other international jurisdictions?
  • Are we entering into a new era of national security trade regimes? How does Europe plan to implement national security trade regulation schemes?


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