Jessica Mutton is a lead associate specializing in international trade, encompassing sanctions and export controls, customs, anti-bribery, and tax evasion. Her experience on sanctions and export controls work includes advising international clients on fast-moving and evolving EU and UN sanctions. Jessica’s customs experience includes advising on supply chains, preferential and non-preferential origin, tariff classification and valuations, as well as informing clients of legislative developments in the customs area and analyzing how the changes impact business. She conducts risk assessments aimed at preventing the facilitation of tax evasion, and is also experienced in assisting with investigations and advising clients on compliance with anti-bribery laws including those set out in the UK Bribery Act.
Jessica advises global clients across a number of sectors including consumer goods and retail, finance, pharmaceuticals, defense, aviation, energy, and telecommunications.
Jessica has extensive knowledge on Brexit-related developments, analyzing how they will affect the UK’s trading position generally and clients’ businesses specifically. She helps clients conduct assessments of how Brexit will impact their businesses and develops tailored Brexit strategies.
Jessica regularly conducts client training and presents at various seminars, webinars, and conferences on the complexities of Brexit, as well as on international trade matters more generally, including the so-called “trade wars” involving the US, EU, and China. Jessica speaks English, French and Spanish, and has experience presenting and working in all three languages.
Jessica is recommended by Legal 500 for her Customs and Brexit work, and “for providing ‘on-target’ advice in relation to international trade and anti-bribery work”, which encompasses customs, export controls and sanctions matters”.