Public Lecture series in cooperation with Riga Graduate School of Law | Season II

Ellex Klavins is pleased to announce a public lecture in cooperation with Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) – everyone is welcome on 26 November at 16:00 online to hear an overview of EU Customs laws in wake of Brexit from a practicing lawyer from Brussels, Belgium, John Grayston, titled “Brexit: you never know what you’ve got until its gone! A brief overview of EU Customs laws”.
In a little over five weeks’ time the UK will move to a new independent trading status outside the EU. 31 December 2020 will be the last day on which the UK trades with the EU from within the EU Customs Union. This change from inside to outside brings numerous challenges together with some opportunities. Above all it provides an ideal way to review how the EU Customs rules work and operate. Will this be curtains for a large numbers of UK traders or indeed for EU companies selling to the UK? Or are there still work arounds? This will also provide a useful summary of the benefits Latvian business enjoys through the country’s membership of the EU and its Customs Union.
John has practised EU law in Brussels for more than 25 years. He is a recognised expert on EU laws in particular on customs & trade, export control and sanctions.
John established Grayston & Company in 2007 to pursue the objective of providing cost effective high value-added advice on trade & customs, regulatory and commercial advice to international clients. To deliver this advice John has developed and coordinates a network of specialist advisors in key EU jurisdictions (eg. Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands) who collectively can deliver EU advice and its implementation in EU Member States.
With the departure of the UK from the EU John has developed a reputation as a go-to advisor on the implications and commercial impact of Brexit in particular in relation to customs, trade and logistics.
Ellex Klavins is hosting lectures in cooperation with RGSL where distinguished academics and industry experts present topics of importance to our society and industry. These events offer a unique opportunity to engage with key influencers, experts and officials on today`s critical issues that not only have a direct impact on day to day lives but also globally.
The language of the lecture: English. Please register your attendance for the lecture here.
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