Over a four-month period, King & Wood Mallesons met with some of our key clients to discuss their views on Brexit. We sat down with chief executives, managing directors, heads of risk and heads of government affairs within the City of London. The combined annual revenue of the clients we visited – many of whom are in the financial services sector – is more than £120 billion.
We asked whether, amongst all the bluster, there was genuine consensus on the Brexit question from within the business community. All conversations were held on a Chatham House basis, to allow clients to express their views freely, which prompted some fascinating and freewheeling discussions about what is arguably the biggest political and macroeconomic decision in a generation.
We present our findings here.