‘Transparent’ EU lets lobbyists talk to chief Brexit negotiator ‘behind close doors’

19 Apr

Some companies however are biding their time, waiting to see who takes the upper hand in EU negotiations before engaging in conversations with EU officials – leaving a window of opportunity for Britain to swoop in and undercut Mr Barnier.

Rory Chisholm, director of Fipra International, a consultancy with operations across Europe whose clients have included Apple, Novartis and eBay, said: “Large multinationals are already engaging with the politicians and negotiators in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, London, but many companies are still waiting to see how things develop.

“The risk is that it will be more difficult to get one’s views across if left until too late, as positions harden on both sides.

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