Doing business with Germany after Brexit – 28 November

Confirmed speakers:

Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath, Director of BCCG – Consequences of the EU Referendum.

Kai von Pahlen, Senior Solicitor at DAC Beachcroft & and BCCG Regional Head for South West – Cross-border dispute resolution before & after Brexit.

Sonja Slottke at Deutsche Post AG in Frankfurt, Senior Expert in International Marketing – Differences between German and British customers and how to appeal to customers in Germany.

Jonathan Deverill, Partner at DAC Beachcroft in London – Commercial contracts covering cross border trade and transactions.

Hilary Charman, International Trade Adviser at UKTI – Challenges which businesses have experienced as a result of Brexit and how can these challenges be overcome?

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Launch of the BCCG in Bristol at DAC Beachcroft. Image Credit to:


28 November 2016, 5pm to 8pm


Bristol office of DAC Beachcroft,  Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 9H

Refreshments will be provided.

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Any questions, please email Kai von Pahlen at


Doing business with Germany after Brexit

We are currently organising an event on “Doing business with Germany after Brexit”, working together with Deutsche Post, DAC Beachcroft and UKTI.

The event will be posted by DAC Beachcroft in its offices in Bristol, Manchester and London. The event will take place in November from 5pm to 7pm.

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Kai von Pahlen launched the BCCG in Bristol in April 2016. Image Credit to:

The speakers will include Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath, Director at BCCG;  Sonja Slottke, senior expert in international marketing at Deutsche Post AG in Frankfurt; Jonathan Deverill, Partner at DAC Beachcroft in London; and Hilary Charman, International Trade Adviser at UKTI.

Would you like to be involved in organising this event, please contact Kai von Pahlen (BCCG Regional Head Bristol & Solicitor at DAC Beachcroft) –

New BCCG subregion in Bristol & South West

Kai von Pahlen, a lawyer at DAC Beachcroft, has launched a new branch of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) at an event held at the international firm’s Bristol office.

German-born Kai, a litigation lawyer, has been meeting with other Bristol professionals, as well as Business West (which includes the Chambers of Commerce for both Bristol and Bath), UK Trade & Industry (UKTI) and the Bristol Hannover Council (which represents one of the oldest twinnings between Britain and Germany), with a view to establishing a local branch of BCCG in Bristol, to promote British-German trade. The branch will cover the entire South West, with Bristol serving as a hub.

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The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol Cllr Alastair Watson and Kai von Pahlen

The official launch of BCCG in Bristol took place on 18 April 2016, in the presence of a host of local dignitaries and distinguished professionals and entrepreneurs. Those included HM Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Mary Prior, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Alastair Watson, James Durie (Chief Executive at Bristol Chamber & Initiative at Business West), Dr Ann Kennard (Chair of the Bristol Hannover Council) and Mr Tim Illston (Honorary Consul for Germany). Even the Director of BCCG, Mr Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath, flew in from Berlin to attend the launch.

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HM Lord-Lieutenant Mary Prior and Tony Cherry (Regional Senior Partner at DAC Beachcroft)

Commenting on the launch, Kai said: “Trading with Germany is a significant part of the British economy so we think it’s important for businesses and professionals in Bristol to benefit from the wealth of experience that BCCG has to offer.”

If you would like to attend the launch event or to find out more about the activities of BCCG Bristol, please email Kai von Pahlen or visit

An introduction to trading with Germany – 18 April

The official launch of the BCCG in the South West of England, will take place on 18 April 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. We will give practical advice on trading with Germany and share the stories of businesses in the South West who have successfully sold their products/services on the German market. If you’d like to attend and have not registered yet, you can register here.

Present local food at the Marksmen Fun Fair in Hannover

In July 2016, Hannover (Bristol’s twin city) will host its annual big Marksmen Fun Fair (from July 1st until July 10th). It is the largest Marksmen fun fair in Germany, and maybe even world wide – full of music, full of tradition and lots of fun.

This year, as it is Hannover’s 775th birthday, the city would not like to give businesses the opportunity to present local food from your town and country, without even having to pay the usual stand fee.

If you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity, please get in touch (, we will then connect you with the team of the  Marksmen Fun Fair. If you’re interested, please contact us by mid April.