This quarterly publication includes a variety of legal and market focused articles on current topics of interest in the world of trade finance. In this edition, we feature an article that examines the implications of the EU-UK Trade Co-Operation Agreement for businesses engaged in international trade and related financing; an article that looks at the scope of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative and its potential implications for finance documentation and the future of sovereign debt; and finally, an article that considers how factoring as a way of accessing finance is increasing across Africa helping African businesses to become more competitive. Our regular Sanctions and Export Controls update page is also included.


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.