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United Kingdom : Brexit Resource Proves its Value.

The dedicated online resource set up by international law firm Simmons & Simmons to help clients and contacts review the legal consequences and potential impact of Brexit on their business activities in the UK has already proved valuable to thousands of visitors since the outcome of the referendum result was announced on 24 June 2016.

The microsite, available on, the firms free online legal resource, was launched just two days after the referendum was announced and has been regularly updated in the run up to the vote with articles, podcasts, commentary and guidance to help businesses in their preparations for the outcome. The firm has also conducted and hosted seminars and webinars addressing the key issues affecting specific sectors and regions. On the eve of the referendum result, the firm launched a dedicated hotline for clients to call in order to discuss their immediate queries.

Lawyers from a wide range of disciplines across the firm contributed their expertise on the many consequences and considerations affecting businesses in the UK, and how the different options for the UKs future trading relationships could impact upon business activities. The site was updated with new content addressing the UKs decision to leave the EU as soon as the outcome was confirmed. The number of visitors to the site on 24 June alone was more than half the number of total visitors to the site from its launch until 23 June.

Commenting on the firms response to the Brexit decision, partner and international head of the firms corporate and commercial group, Mark Curtis said, "Since launching our dedicated microsite, we have focused on identifying the main challenges and issues our clients would face in the result of an exit, with specific reference to the sectors and regions in which they work. We are pleased that the content we have produced has already proved useful for our contacts and are committed to continuing to develop materials that address the questions they will have in the months ahead."

Competition partner Charles Bankes continued: "This has been a truly international, collaborative effort from our teams here at the firm with lawyers from across our network helping clients from many jurisdictions to understand the likely implications and the steps they now need to consider."

Development of the resource was led by Mark Curtis and Charles Bankes, with further involvement of partners, associates and professional support staff from across the firm. More information, including contact details for the firms Brexit task force, is available on, and via the firms website.

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Date:Jun 29, 2016
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