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The US-UK Trade and Economic Relationship in a New Era Breakfast (Hosted By BAB New York)

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Name: The US-UK Trade and Economic Relationship in a New Era Breakfast (Hosted By BAB New York)
Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Event Description:

As we head into 2020, the business world continues its search for clarity from the turbulence & economic uncertainty that marked the last three years of the US-UK transatlantic trade relationship after Brexit.

This year will be a testing period for US-invested business leaders, who must adapt their strategies to stay flexible in a changing trade landscape.
The key will be whether US-based businesses can correctly pinpoint their greatest challenges to sustainability in the face of potential economic, investment & labor impacts of shifting political tides, in order to nimbly respond.

Join us for an exclusive panel discussion over breakfast on the latest challenges facing US-inbound businesses, where business leaders will explore oncoming political changes given the UK’s and US’ respective elections and their effects on business.



BritishAmerican Business, Inc.


Duncan Edwards is the chief executive of BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic trade organization of some 500 companies, which has an ongoing mission to support policies and action which protect and enhance the environment for trade and investment in, and between, the USA and the UK; he is also the chief executive of the British American Business Council, the umbrella organization of more than 20 chapters across the USA and UK.

Prior to this, Duncan Edwards spent over 30 years as a media executive in London and New York of which 27 years were spent at the Hearst Corporation. His most recent role at Hearst was president and CEO of the international magazine and digital media company, a business with activities in more than 60 countries which he led to record levels through acquisition and organic growth.
Edwards is an experienced cross border negotiator and deal maker with experience of M&A and dealing with regulators in all major markets and a particular expertise (in addition to the UK and USA) on China and Russia which he has visited dozens of times. A British citizen, he currently lives in New York and Connecticut where he can often be found on long runs in the hills.


Executive Director with the International Product Specialist office, JPMorgan


Tommaso Todesca is an Executive Director with the International Product Specialist office at JPMorgan Chase in Los Angeles, responsible for JPMorgan’s Middle Market clients with US headquarters (within the West Region) and foreign subsidiaries. Tommaso has been working for JPMorgan for the last 2 years, and before that, he spent 13 years at Bank of America, working in London, UK, and then in Los Angeles since 2010. For most of his career, he worked mainly with European, Asian or Latin American operations of US multinational clients, advising them on local and global cash management, credit, FX and trade finance matters. Tommaso has a degree in International and Italian Law, and an MBA in International Business. He speaks Italian, German and Spanish, and has an extensive knowledge about JPMorgan’s international services and capabilities.


Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Dale Huxford is Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP, where he acts on behalf of both US and non-US clients to guide them through complex cross-border financing and M&A transactions.  In addition to being licensed to practice in California, Dale is also a registered foreign practicing lawyer in the UK, where he spent nearly 10 years of his practice working in the London offices of US-based law firms.  Dale’s client base includes both US- and UK-headquartered companies, from early-stage start-ups to significant global private institutions, nearly all of which are concentrated in the digital media, cybersecurity, consumer internet, SaaS and similar commercial areas.

ZEY NASSER, Managing Director International Tax Services
E & Y


Zey Nasser provides tax structuring and planning advice for a wide variety of domestic and multi-national corporations. Zey has experience in acquisitions and dispositions, spin-offs, consolidated groups and foreign in-bound and outbound transactions.

Zey also has experience in hybrid and other financings and in representing issuers and underwriters in US and Euromarket offerings.  She has worked on a wide variety of international financial and business transactions, including investment funds, carried interest and management co-investment arrangements, private equity investments and joint ventures.

Prior to joining our San Francisco office, Zey was a senior tax associate in the New York office of Clifford Chance, US LLP for five years.  Prior to that, Zey worked in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP for five years. She received her LL.M in taxation, on full scholarship, from Georgetown University Law Center.



560 Mission St,
Floor 20,
San Francisco
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Wednesday March 4,  
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