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Jens
Presthus

Senior Associate
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Jens  Presthus

Jens is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s global macro team. While the team’s coverage spans all markets, he focuses on the economics and politics of China and the wider Asian region. This includes helping European and US corporates understand the geopolitics of Asia and its impact on the business environment. He previously worked as a consultant and project manager in the financial services sector, assisting private equity firms with industry mapping in their pre and post-acquisition due diligence processes. 

Latest Insights by Jens Presthus

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After Alaska: tech investment and US-China tensions

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The meeting between US and Chinese officials in Alaska on March 19th left little doubt that the new Biden administration does not mean a quick rapprochement between Beijing and Washington. If anything, Chinese officials upped the ante by making it clear that they see little downside to taking a tough line and signalling that China will emerge confident from covid-19. …

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The China angle to the EU-China investment deal

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The conclusion in principle of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) has been controversial. Many have wondered why the EU wanted to hastily finalise negotiations less than a month before Joe Biden could attempt to revive transatlantic cooperation, including on China. Questions about Beijing’s intentions have received less attention because there has…

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Russia and China tackle internet regulation

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Senior Associate, Jens Presthus, and Associate, Frederick Michell, join Senior Director, Stephen Adams, to look at internet regulation in China and Russia. They explore how digital companies, both foreign and domestic, could be affected by future regulation and how each country plans to tackle misinformation. Their discussion highlights that the two countries, whilst…

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Southeast Asia in 2021: three economic themes to watch

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There is no country in Southeast Asia that has escaped the impact of covid-19 unscathed, although the intensity of the pandemic’s disruption and individual countries’ abilities to adapt have varied significantly. Early government intervention to restrict international travel and the implementation of strict lockdown measures meant that in terms of covid-19 cases,…

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