UK Needs 20 Times More Trade Negotiators To Pull Off ‘Brexit’

June 27, 2016
The UK could call on just 25 people to negotiate a ‘Brexit’ deal when hundreds of specialists are needed, a leading international trade lawyer has warned.

Miriam González Durántez, a partner of the Dechert law firm, says the UK would need “at least” 500 negotiators working for many years to re-cast the country’s relationship with EU member states and countries the bloc has existing deals with.

The lawyer, who is married to former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, told The Huffington Post UK the UK was poised to “re-negotiate absolutely everything”.

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