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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After the Summit, what next for regulating generative AI?


In a special episode of the podcast, Conan D'Arcy and members of the GC team in London, Brussels and Washington, DC reflect on the outcomes of the AI Safety Summit, held in the UK last week, and explore outcomes of new, original research about public and policymaker appetite for AI regulation in 2024 and beyond.

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Regulating Generative AI


Over the decade in which Global Counsel has analysed global technology policy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has persisted as the regulatory challenge with the greatest resonance both to the technology sector, but also almost every other sector of the economy.  

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Reading between the lines of the EU's payments reform package

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On June 28th, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposals on reforming the EU’s payments and open finance rules while also setting out further details on plans for a single currency package on the digital euro and the legal tender status for cash. These proposals and the timing of them are significant, particularly that proposals on seemingly different…

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