Trump victory signals uncertainty

Author: Edward Price | Published: 9 Nov 2016

Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election has resulted in a sense of discontinuity among counsel and markets in the US.

The surprise victory for the Republican candidate came after he won 290 Electoral College votes against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s tally of 232. As a result, the dollar lost three percent against the yen.

Surprise win for Donald Trump

A number of questions now present themselves to lawyers in the US.

First, before the election a Trump victory was billed by his opponents as something that would represent a sharp break with not only the Obama administration, but also with the traditional approach that modern Republican presidents have taken to governing the country.