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The VIA (Institute for Continued Education of the Dutch Brussels Bar) is responsible for training lawyers. EU Lawyers are also required to attend 20 hours of continuing professional education each year. VIA organizes seminars throughout the year on various aspects of law and skills of all kinds which enable lawyers to act as professionally as possible.

On 20th September 2018 at 2:00 p.m., VIA organizes following seminar in English: 

Brexit: Trade, Customs and Tax – What do we know now?

In relation to Brexit M. Barnier said, in April 2018, that we should “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”.

In September 2018 our hopes and preparations should be supported by some knowledge.

In this seminar Timothy Lyons QC, BL, EU List: Dutch Brussels Bar will take three elements of the Brexit negotiations of particular interest to the commercial world: (i) trade relations, (ii) customs, and (iii) taxation.

He aims to summarise what we know about each of these three areas,
what our clients should do by way of preparation for the future and what we may reasonably hope for in relation to any transitional period and beyond.
In relation to trade he will look at the UK’s position in relation to the many trade and trade-related agreements that the EU has with third countries.
He will also examine some issues arising out of the UK’s stated intention to have an independent trade policy.

On customs, the likely nature of the UK’s relationship to the EU’s customs union will be assessed, along with the practical issues arising in respect of customs procedures and authorisations.

Turning to tax, the impact of leaving the single market on direct and indirect tax and the future application of UK tax legislation and double tax treaties will be addressed together with the effects of the requirements of “the level playing field”.

About the Speaker
Timothy Lyons QC, BL, EU List: Dutch Brussels Bar

Room "Marie Popelin" 
Dutch Brussels Bar 
Regentschapsstraat 63 (-1)
1000 Brussels

Date & time
Thursday 20th September 2018 from 14:00-16:00. 
Registration starts at 13:45.

Registration fee:
Price of the seminar EUR 70 to be paid on the bank account of the Dutch Brussels Bar, IBAN BE67 6300 2480 5787 (BIC BBRUBB) with the indication of your name and “Seminar Brexit”. You can register by sending an e-mail to:

Participants will receive automatically 2 credits of continuous education on their professional education card.