US Law Firms Eye Brexit Windfall As Uncertainty Swirls

By Natalie Rodriguez (May 3, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT) -- U.S. law firms operating in the U.K. are sizing up new opportunities should Britons vote to exit the European Union, a historic step that could shake the country's regulatory framework to its roots.

A vote to leave the EU in the country's June 23 national referendum could have a profound impact on U.K. regulatory architecture, which is largely set by EU institutions. But it also could mean big changes for big U.S. law firms, whose branch offices in the U.K. have joined in preparing for the various scenarios if Britain pulled out of the EU's legal sphere.

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