Beata Stepantchenko

Beata is an Associate in the Political Due Diligence practice at Global Counsel. Beata previously worked as a research analyst for a public policy think-tank in London where she conducted political analysis on the UK, primarily focusing on the UK government’s levelling up agenda. Before that, she was a financial consultant engaging with investment banks on KYC, trade support and asset servicing. She holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics.

At GC, she focuses on helping investors understand and mitigate political risk and policy implications of asset purchases and acquisitions in the UK and internationally. 

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising an investor on the impact of the changing political and regulatory environment in Ukraine and Russia on Ukraine’s tech sector.
  • Supporting a leading provider of international education in understanding the main drives behind the UK higher education space, especially around pathway providers and international students from China. 
  • Providing an investor with reputational and political risk analysis on the UK health sector, especially around the National Security and Investment Act. 

Latest Insights by Beata Stepantchenko

General Politics

The UK’s (absent) regulation of human rights risks

General Politics

During her time as Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss strongly condemned China’s targeting of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. She stated that evidence showed forced labour, severe restrictions on freedom of religion, the separation of parents from their children, forced birth control, and mass incarceration. She reiterated the UK’s commitment to hold…

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General Politics

Poland builds diplomatic capital, but its economy faces difficulties

General Politics

Poland has found itself taking centre stage in the global arena as the Russia-Ukraine war persists. As one of NATO’s most exposed frontline states, Poland has become a key route for the supply of weapons, ammunition, fuel and other assistance to Ukraine. The country has been at the forefront of taking the most hawkish approach towards Russia in the EU, with prime minister…

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