Any bypass of UK parliament over Brexit would meet legal fight, former leader Major warns (MLex)

  • Any new UK leader who tried to suspend parliament to drive through a no-deal Brexit would face a “queue” of people ready to mount a legal challenge, former prime minister John Major has said, adding he’d be prepared to do so himself.
  • Boris Johnson — one of two contenders to replace Theresa May — last night declined to rule out a suspension, which would be aimed at preventing lawmakers from forcing the government to prolong the UK’s EU membership.

Airlines risk facing new barriers to operate from post-Brexit agreements, CMA says (MLex)

  • Airlines risk facing new barriers to operate on routes to and from the UK as the government seeks to draw up post-Brexit air-transport agreements, the Competition and Markets Authority has warned. At the same time, it welcomed the UK government’s plans to jettison nationality restrictions on ownership of airlines.

Ursula von der Leyen, nominee to head EU, ‘hopes UK abandons Brexit’ (BBC News)

  • Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to become the next European Commission chief, has told MEPs she hopes the UK abandons its plans for Brexit.
  • As part of her pitch on Tuesday, Mrs von der Leyen tackled the thorny issue, calling on British lawmakers to take responsibility for sorting out the UK’s departure.
  • She said a divorce deal negotiated by outgoing UK PM Theresa May with EU leaders was “a good one”, in her first public comments on Brexit since being nominated.
  • She warned the two men vying to replace Mrs May as leader, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, that the “tone and attitude” of Brexit was vital for setting out future relations between both sides.
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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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