April Edition 2022

20 Alex Haffner, Partner, Fladgate: In early February the UK’s International Trade Secretary was in Israel to start formal talks on a new trade deal between the countries – a deal which is expected to be concluded by the end of 2022. This will undoubtedly have a significant impact on economic relations between the two countries and, we expect, a spur for greater opportunities for bilateral trade and investment. From our own perspective, we are looking forward to taking advantage of the (hopeful) retreat of Covid-19 to travel frequently again between the UK and Israel and hold more events like the one mentioned above in connection with the UK: Israel fintech programme. Etay Katz, Partner, Ashurst: We host a wide variety of events and thought leadership seminars that bring together representatives from across our client base, industry and legal experts to discuss a range of "hot topics "not only in this sector but across the board. If IsraelDesks members would interested in hearing more/have specific interests, we would be happy to discuss further. Which major events should Israeli or UK investors should be keenly aware of to stay up to speed? Do you have any specific events planned?