Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation blog spoke with Financial Services Partner Nathaniel Lalone on the financial stability concerns raised by US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo in light of the UK's rapidly approaching departure from the European Union. Nate stated, "Chairman Giancarlo is saying publicly what many are thinking privately: we are rapidly approaching zero-hour for implementing hard Brexit contingency plans. The only way to avoid the worst fallout is for the European authorities to publish, clearly and unambiguously, detailed legislation that provides the means of avoiding potentially significant financial stability concerns.” ("Chairman Giancarlo Speaks Out as Brexit Zero-Hour Approaches,” December 10, 2018)