Senior Practice Director
Conan D’Arcy

Conan leads Global Counsel’s Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. Conan has worked both in Brussels and Whitehall, as a political and legislative adviser. Before joining Global Counsel, he was Special Adviser to the British Deputy Prime Minister on technology, trade and the European Union and, prior to this, spent several years as a political adviser in the European Parliament to senior MEPs on international trade and financial services legislation.

Conan coordinates Global Counsel’s support for technology, media and telecommunications clients. He has advised leading companies on a range of policy challenges including: the impact of Brexit on the e-commerce and software sectors; competition, consolidation and investment frameworks in telecoms markets; employment policy and the ‘gig economy’; and the impact of data protection, localisation and cybersecurity legislation. 

Latest Insights by Conan D'Arcy

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What the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google means for the future of the tech industry


This week, a landmark antitrust case between the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust division and Google began, marking the most significant legal challenge to a tech monopoly since the DOJ took on Microsoft in the 1990s. The case focuses on allegations that Google violated antitrust laws by using its dominance to enter into exclusive agreements with mobile phone…

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What's next for the regulation of the gaming sector?


This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Josh Bates to discuss the future of regulation for the gaming sector. Following the recent twists and turns of Microsoft's attempts to acquire Activision, regulators now appear set to approve the deal, though questions remain as to where this leaves digital competition in the gaming space. They also discuss the future of…

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