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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Elliott, senior partner, Linklaters:
"We might have to move, say, bits of our anti-trust practice from London to Brussels perhaps, but we'll wait and see. And I think most of the clients, particularly the financial institutions, are just waiting to see how we get through the next two months and how these negotiations start looking with our European partners."
G20 finance ministers and central bank governors convened a two-day meeting in Chengdu of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday, with discussions about the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union expected to dominate proceedings.
Less than five months have passed since the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Shanghai at the end of February, but the global political and economic landscape has changed significantly.
The UK's vote to leave the EU, known as Brexit, has brought about a huge impact on the world economy, and the finance ministers, central bank governors and heads of certain international organizations who have gathered in Chengdu for the session will be aiming to reach consensus on how best to handle the situation.
Brexit's potential effects on the global economy have been illustrated by reductions in International Monetary Fund (IMF) growth forecasts.
On the day before the UK's historic vote, the IMF had been planning to raise its 2017 global economic forecast, but the referendum result prompted it to lower the projection by 0.1 percent.
The IMF expects the UK's economy to be more severely hurt, cutting its forecast for the country's 2016 economic growth rate from 1.9 percent to 1.7 percent and slashing its 2017 outlook from 2.2 percent to 1.3 percent.
It also warns that the relocation of a large part of the UK's service industry to the euro zone would deal a heavy blow to consumption and investment, leading the country's economy toward recession.
To reassure the public, HSBC and Barclays announced that they would not transfer their main businesses out of the UK in a bid to maintain its position as one of the world's financial centers.
But some other transnational corporations are adopting a wait-and-see approach.
"We might have to move, say, bits of our anti-trust practice from London to Brussels perhaps, but we'll wait and see. And I think most of the clients, particularly the financial institutions, are just waiting to see how we get through the next two months and how these negotiations start looking with our European partners," said Robert Elliott, senior partner of multinational law firm Linklaters.
Given the interruption it has caused to the economic globalization process and increasingly intimate political and economic ties, Brexit has become a landmark anti-globalization event.
It has also added more uncertainties to the commitment that G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors made in Australia two years ago to seek to lift their collective GDP growth by more than 2 percent above the current trajectory over the next five years.