OECD digital tax negotiations: what if they fail?
This week on Top in Tech, Conan D’Arcy is joined by Senior Associate Russell Lamb to explore how the global community is tackling the taxation of large digital companies. The OECD has spearheaded negotiations for over a decade on how to combat the issue of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), but ahead of a critical year-end deadline, are the talks losing steam? Conan…
Global Month Ahead: EU-China Summit, Egypt’s presidential election, Brazil’s G20 presidency
On this month’s episode, Associate Director Isabelle Trick is joined by Associate Director Alessandro Gangarossa to discuss the upcoming EU-China Summit, GC MENA Director Ahmed Helal to discuss December’s presidential election in Egypt, and Senior Associate Ed King to unpack how Brazil might use its time holding the G20 presidency.
Are the EU’s AI Act negotiations breaking down?
Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy and Associate Natasha Dixon discuss the latest developments in the EU AI Act negotiations, including potential compromises on foundation models and biometric identification. They weigh in on the million dollar question: will negotiators be able to overcome their differences and reach an agreement by the end of the year?
China’s role in climate diplomacy and the green transition: in conversation with Chengyu Fu and Peter Mandelson
In the lead-up to COP28 in Dubai, Global Counsel hosted a digital in-conversation between Global Counsel Chairman, Peter Mandelson, and Chengyu Fu, COP28 advisory committee member. Mr Fu has had over forty years of experience in the energy sector including as CEO of CNOOC, chairman of SINOPEC and a board member of the UN Global Compact.
UK Cabinet reshuffle: What should we read into David (now Lord) Cameron's appointment?
This week, Practice Director Lilah Howson-Smith, is joined by UK Director Alex Dawson, and Director Denzil Davidson to discuss the Cabinet reshuffle and specifically the appointment of Lord Cameron as Foreign Secretary. The team discusses what it tells us about Rishi Sunak's approach, how it will be received at home and abroad, and what to watch in the coming months for a…
Poland’s energy transition is accelerating: five opportunities for the incoming government that will be of interest to investors
Energy & Commodities
Brussels sees the potential new Polish administration as good news for the progression of the EU Green Deal. The country’s existing strategic documents on energy transition have been unambitious despite ample renewables potential and unrealistic as production capacity continues to overtake targets. But the coalition of the three parties - the Civic Coalition (KO), the…