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Experts give evidence to inquiry on Brexit: sanctions policy

20 July 2017

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds an evidence session launching its new inquiry on sanctions policy after Brexit.


Thursday 20 July, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Mr Ross Denton, Baker and McKenzie LLP; and
  • Ms Maya Lester QC, Brick Court Chambers

At 11.05am

  • Dr Clara Portela, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Singapore Management University;
  • Dr Francesco Giumelli, University of Groningen; and
  • Mr Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute

Likely questions

  • What advantages and disadvantages does EU membership have for the UK with regard to its approach to designing and implementing sanctions?
  • To what extent do the EU and its Member States consult businesses on sanctions?
  • Will the Government need to review its capacity and resources to develop policy on sanctions, and/or to monitor compliance with existing sanctions regimes after Brexit?
  • What impact might complying with an independent UK sanctions regime – as opposed to an EU regime – have both on UK businesses and on foreign businesses operating in the UK?

Further information

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