Associate Director

David is an Associate Director at Global Counsel. Before joining GC he worked for the UK trade body for the banking, payments and finance sectors leading on engagement across payments, innovation and cryptoassets from a public policy and regulatory engagement perspective in the UK, EU and internationally.  
David has also previously worked in the Payments and Fintech team for the UK finance ministry, advising on international engagement, trade policy, payments and fintech. Previously David also worked for a global think tank. 
At Global Counsel, David works in the Financial Services practice across the EU and UK, with a wide focus across financial services but a particular specialism on payments, fintech and digital assets. David works with senior leaders in many GC clients to deepen and develop their engagement with public policymaking.

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Inside the global push to regulate cryptocurrencies


This week on the show, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate Director David Song to unpack the latest developments in the global push to regulate digital currencies. They compare proposals in Europe and the US, explore the political aftermath of the FTX collapse and look towards the future path to implementation.

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Could Central Bank Digital Currencies change the way we pay for trade?

Financial Services

The growing debate around Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) has begun to focus increasingly on the question of cross-border payments. A number of pilots around the world have begun to test the practical questions of whether CBDCs can improve global trade invoicing. These discussions and the review of pilots have generally been confined to CBDC specialists and a…

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The new politics of money

Financial Services

This week on the podcast, the Global Counsel financial services team surveys the new regulatory landscape created by the rise of digital and cryptocurrencies.

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