Ross Nugent

Ross is an Associate in Global Counsel’s trade and manufacturing policy practice. 

Ross previously worked at the Embassy of Ireland in London, where he covered the UK’s post-Brexit trade agenda, political developments in Northern Ireland, and foreign policy. Prior to that, he worked in trade strategy at the European Commission during the negotiation of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and at the Irish Parliament, Dáil Éireann. 

At GC, he supports corporate and investor clients with navigating political and regulatory developments in the trade policy sphere, as well as their engagement with senior policymakers on trade-related issues.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Working with a major pharmaceutical company to lead decarbonization of the health and life sciences sectors. 
  • Advising a private equity firm on the implications of political volatility on trade ahead of an upcoming acquisition. 
  • Providing strategic advice to a food and drink company on EU-UK talks on the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol. 

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Does Europe need a new European Political Community?

General Politics

Last week saw the first meeting of the new European Political Community. First proposed by President Macron in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EPC has been created to perform a dual function: managing strategic relations with European states outside the EU and acting as a waiting room for EU candidate countries during the lengthy accession process. 44 states…

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How efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal expose the limits of America’s international commitments

General Politics

As the Biden administration inches towards a revived deal with Iran, it is worth reflecting on what the difficult history of this agreement should remind us about US foreign policy. Both the architects in the White House and their counterparts in Tehran in 2015 failed in a vital task: ensuring the agreement’s sustainability beyond the Obama administration. Because of the…

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The impact of China’s zero-covid strategy on global supply chains

Trade & Manufacturing

As most of the world’s major economies learn to live with covid-19, China remains committed to a strategy of suppressing even single-digit caseloads of the virus. Until recently, the policy could be credited as a relative success in both epidemiological and economic terms. As mounting caseloads and more infectious variants prompt officials into renewed lockdowns in China…

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