Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Brexit, Insight from London and Brussels

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The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a major shift in the government’s priorities across Europe and here in the UK. This has had an inevitable impact on the UK's departure from the European Union. Join us for this webinar with London-based Alex Deane, Senior Managing Director and Head of UK Public Affairs at FTI Consulting and Brussels-based Hans Hack, Senior Managing Director and Head of Brussels Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting, to hear about the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s departure from the EU. You will:

  • Learn what the impact of COVID-19 is for the transition period and what that means for Brexit
  • Gain insight into potential ramifications for a FTA with the EU, with perspectives from London and Brussels
  • Hear about the UK’s changing dynamic with Europe


  • Alex Deane

    Senior Managing Director, Head of UK Public Affairs, Strategic Communications

    FTI Consulting

    Alex Deane is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He is Head of UK Public Affairs within the Strategic Communications practice, and is based in London. He has more than 15 years’ experience in advocacy and has worked with numerous high profile individuals and companies in a senior advisory capacity. Alex joined FTI Consulting in 2014, and works with professionals from across the firm, advising clients from the Healthcare, IT and Communications, Engineering, Energy, Chemical and Financial Services sectors. Prior to joining FTI Consulting he served as Head of Public Affairs at another leading multinational agency. A Cambridge graduate, Alex practised as a barrister for several years. He served as the founding Director of Big Brother Watch and often appears in the media as a political commentator; he is a Sky News regular and a BBC Dateline London panellist. An active member of the Conservative Party since 1995, Alex served as Chief of Staff to David Cameron and Tim Collins during their respective periods as Shadow Secretaries of State for Education in opposition. In 2007, he was asked to serve as an adviser to the Liberal Party's campaign for re-election at the federal polls under John Howard. For six years, Alex was an elected Common Councilman in the City of London, the famous “Square Mile”, home of Britain’s financial centre, serving on the main decision-making body, the Policy and Resources Committee.

  • Hans Hack

    Senior Managing Director, Head of Brussels Strategic Communications

    FTI Consulting

    Hans Hack is a Senior Managing Director in the Public Affairs practice within the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. He leads the Brussels office of FTI Consulting. Hans' background is in policy making and strategic advocacy and he supports clients facing challenges with governments, regulators and the wider stakeholder environment. Understanding and influencing EU decision-making requires deep knowledge of all the processes, stakeholders and national sensitivities. Hans deploys his expertise and extensive network to expertly guide clients through these challenges and the ever-changing legislative environment. Hans has a background in financial services regulation and policy and has more than 15 years experience covering all sub-sectors of financial services: banking, capital markets, asset management, retail financial services, financial infrastructure, insurance and audit. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Hans was the Dutch financial attaché to the EU. Previous to that role he was a coordinating policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Hans regularly speaks at events and panels, such as testifying to the House of Lords on EU matters.


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