Associate Director

Jens is an Associate Director in the global macro practice. He previously worked in investment research and has experience supporting investors during early and late-stage due diligence processes.

At Global Counsel, Jens advises clients on macroeconomic, political and geopolitical developments. He leads on China analysis and also focuses on South and Southeast Asia. As a Norwegian native, Jens covers political developments in the Scandinavian countries and is fluent in all three languages.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Supporting financial services companies navigate political and geopolitical developments and changing macroeconomic trends in emerging markets.
  • Advising corporates in the extractives industry on market entry in both developed and emerging markets.
  • Working with a large European industrial advocacy body to develop policy and market strategy for the group’s 50+ members.

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Latest Insights by Jens Presthus

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Declining private investment casts shadow over China’s economic outlook

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A GC team has just returned from Hong Kong, where we held discussions with a series of private domestic and foreign investors about the outlook for China. Many pointed out how private investment, from both domestic and foreign sources, is declining just as China needs more of it. Geopolitics is partly to blame, but an uncertain domestic political environment is also…

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Global Month Ahead: G20 Meetings, China Two Sessions, and the UK Budget

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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come. This month, Health and Life Sciences Senior Associate Rosie Hill will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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Macro matters: Global themes for 2023

General Policy

The world economy enters the new year on shaky ground. The post-pandemic rebound is losing steam. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout is being felt across the globe. Inflation, rising interest rates and the strong US dollar are impacting countries in every region of the world. Major advanced economies are set to slow – or even contract - in 2023,…

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