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Food for thought: The impact of Brexit on the food and healthcare sectors

In this episode, Dr Gunnar Sachs, member of our Healthcare, Life Sciences & Chemicals and Consumer Goods & Retail sector groups, and lawyer Nicolas Rajko, both from Clifford Chance's Düsseldorf office, join the Firm's Head of EU Public Policy Gail Orton to look at the likely impact of different forms of Brexit (hard and soft) on the regulation of food and on the healthcare sector.

The conversation focuses on what clients in these sectors need to be thinking about in relation to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, as well as how the sectors are regulated and what that means for the future. It also explores the potential impact of a 'hard' Brexit, where the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, and a soft Brexit, where the UK maintains a much closer relationship with the EU, for example through a customs union.

Other topics covered include: the impact tariffs are expected to have on the agricultural sector; what a "no deal" outcome would look like; how marketing authorisations would work; the likely changes to clinical trials; and medical devices.