• Government advised not to offer EU migrants special treatment after Brexit: Despite pressure from Brussels to offer preferential access in exchange for a free trade deal, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has surprisingly said EU migrants should get the same access as non-EU arrivals in future. (ITV News)

 

  • MPs warn on ‘chaotic and damaging’ no-deal Brexit: A “no deal” outcome to the Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU would be “chaotic and damaging” for the British economy, a cross-party group of MPs said in a report published on Tuesday. After Theresa May warned Tory MPs that they will soon face a choice between backing her proposed Brexit agreement with Brussels or having no deal, the Commons select committee on exiting the EU said a disorderly departure by the UK would leave many companies facing “huge uncertainty”. (Financial Times)

 

  • Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal: A radical blueprint for a free trade deal between the UK and the US that would see the NHS opened to foreign competition, a bonfire of consumer and environmental regulations and freedom of movement between the two countries for workers, is to be launched by prominent Brexiters. The blueprint will be seen as significant because of the close links between the organisations behind it and the UK secretary for international trade, Liam Fox, and the US president, Donald Trump. (The Guardian)

 

  • Bank watchdog rules out ‘back-to-back’ trading ban after Brexit: A top European financial watchdog has softened its position on a practice that many London-based banks hope will help them access EU markets after Brexit, putting it at odds with other regulators within the bloc. Andrea Enria, the head of the European Banking Authority, told the FT in an interview that a contentious way of transferring risk across borders was an indispensable “backbone” of global finance and would not be banned after Brexit. (Financial Times)
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Jessica's practice focuses on international trade and anti-bribery work, encompassing customs, export control and sanctions matters. Jessica's trade work includes advising international clients on fast-moving and evolving EU and UN sanctions, notably in respect of Iran and Russia, and on compliance with UK and EU export controls. Her trade experience also includes advising on tariff classification and customs valuations. Jessica's anti-bribery experience includes assisting with investigations, and advising clients on compliance with anti-bribery laws. Jessica has also taken a lead role in monitoring Brexit-related developments; analysing how they will affect the UK's trading position generally, and clients' businesses specifically. She has helped clients begin to conduct risk assessments of how Brexit will impact their businesses, and has assisted them in developing tailored Brexit strategies. Jessica also presents at various seminars, webinars, and conferences on the complexities of Brexit. Jessica advises global clients on complex issues arising from international transactions and works with clients across a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, defence, finance, aviation, energy, and telecommunications. Jessica has also worked previously in Paris, and is fluent in French.

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