Practice Director

Jon leads Global Counsel's International Policy practice. He has more than fifteen years of government experience working across UK, EU and multilateral policy development and negotiations.

He has advised senior politicians and policymakers in the Northern Ireland Office, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the Cabinet Office on a broad range of economic, foreign and security policy issues, both in the UK and overseas. He has also worked extensively on organisational strategy and delivery in line departments, embassies and across Government.

At Global Counsel, he advises clients on international politics, the policymaking process and the design and delivery of training programmes. 

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Global taxation in the tech sector: what's changed and what's still to come


This week, Conan D'Arcy is joined by International Policy Practice Director Jon Garvie to explore global taxation in the tech sector, the issue that sparked Europe’s techlash. Conan and Jon explore where international negotiations have got to on digital taxation, the stumbling blocks in the US and elsewhere to a global deal, and the potential fallout for…

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The geopolitics of tax: what if BEPS fails?

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In November 2021, over 135 countries signed up to the OECD / G20 ‘Inclusive Framework’ to reform international taxation rules. The two-pillar plan aims to ensure that multinationals pay their fair share of tax wherever they operate, regardless of where they are headquartered. The agreement looked like a triumph for multilateralism. But 18 months on, the two supposedly…

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