• May rules out compromise on her Brexit plan: Theresa May has ruled out a possible compromise on her Brexit plan, insisting that she can still win a crucial parliamentary vote scheduled for 11 December. The Prime Minister underlined her fundamental objection that the Norway model, featuring membership of the European single market, would not end free movement of workers. Mrs May also dismissed the Labour party’s proposal for the UK to remain permanently in the European customs union. (FT)

 

  • May not ruling out second MPs’ vote on deal: Theresa May has refused to rule out another Commons vote on her Brexit deal if MPs reject it the first time. The Prime Minister said she thought she could win the vote on 11 December despite dozens of Tory MPs being against the deal. In a BBC interview, she urged MPs to “deliver on the vote of the referendum”. (BBC)

 

  • No deal or no Brexit if MPs vote down May plan, says Tusk: Speaking at the G20 summit in Argentina, European Council president Donald Tusk said there was no other deal on offer and the only options were to remain in the EU or leave with no deal, if MPs vote down the settlement secured by Theresa May with Brussels. Tusk’s comments came as EU officials also dismissed May’s suggestion to MPs on Thursday that extending Brexit talks could result in renegotiating the deal. (The Guardian)

 

  • Liam Fox urges support for May’s deal: In a speech in Bristol at Portbury Royal Docks, the Trade Secretary issued a plea to other Eurosceptics to do “what is right for our country” and back Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. He said that MPs needed to look beyond their current divisions and get on with delivering Brexit so that the UK’s “independent trading future” can begin. (FT)
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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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