The UK is one of the strongest advanced economies in the world and one of the main destinations for Foreign Direct Investment in Europe. In terms of immigration, statistics showed that between 1995 and 2015 there was a significant increase in the number of people from the European Union living in the UK reaching 3.3 million people, according to the Centre for Economic Performance (2016).
The Chamber is holding a panel to discuss what the future holds as Brexit unfolds and uncertainty arises for businesses and immigrants.
Moderator: Dr Valbona Muzaka – King’s College London
Registration & Breakfast
Opening by Sergio Gullo – Chairman of the Brazilian Chamber
Q & A
Sally Jones is Deloitte’s Director for International Trade Policy, and a subject matter expert on trade and tax in the context of Brexit. She is responsible for Deloitte’s UK and global Brexit insight. Sally sits on TheCityUK’s Liberalisation of Trade In Services committee, and has participated in trade missions. She has been called to give expert evidence to the House of Lords inquiry into the impact of Brexit on trade in non-financial services. Sally is also involved in liaising with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS, formerly BIS) and Department for International Trade to represent the views of Deloitte and the wider Professional & Business Services (PBS) Sector. In this role she acts as the secretariat to the Professional & Business Services Council, a partnership between BEIS and the PBS industry. Sally’s Brexit clients span multiple industries, including FTSE 100, Fortune 500 and privately held companies.
Vitoria Nabas has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the legal world, having begun her career at a Brazilian law firm where she was introduced to corporate law. Her career then expanded to roles at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), Bozano Simonsen Bank (now Santander), and Unibanco Securities Inc in New York City, where she developed a reputation for her skills with financial law. Following her move to London, Vitoria has been dedicated to improving the links between Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe. Her expertise in law, regulation and business operations in the UK, Europe and Latin America is well-known in the international community. Under the leadership of Vitoria Nabas, Nabas International Lawyers continues to improve relations between Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe since 2004. As part of this development, the firm joined in 2016 City base Cubism Law and now cover all areas of Law. Vitoria is also the director of Law in Britain, founder and treasurer of Lex Anglo-Brazil, Co-founder of the Latin American Forum, and Councillor of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
Valbona Muzaka is Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at King’s College London. Her research interests falls in the area of international political economy, including the global governance of health, trade and intellectual property rights, the knowledge economy, development, and the so-called rising powers, especially Brazil and India. She finished her PhD in 2008 and has since then published on these themes on a number of journals and other scholarly outlets.
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