Seon Jae Crystal


Crystal is an Associate at Global Counsel in the health and life sciences team. Prior to joining GC, Crystal worked in health policy consulting, where she collaborated with various organisations including the WHO and UNIATF on a range of global health projects, including building an investment case for tobacco cessation and environmental sustainability in healthcare. She has an academic background focussing on molecular research and global health policies.

At Global Counsel, she supports clients within the health and pharmaceutical sectors across a range of issues including life sciences, R&D, and health technology.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Supporting a major pharmaceutical client with their engagement strategy with the UK government
  • Providing clients with horizon scanning on UK and international health policies to navigate risks and opportunities
  • Identifying a range of individual and institutional stakeholders for strategic policy engagement

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National resistance to joint medical procurement: fractures in the European Health Union?

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As European governments reflect on lessons from covid-19 to improve pandemic preparedness, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) recently reached a provisional agreement on a new EU law on serious cross-border threats to health (CBTH). The legislation, which is part of a package of regulations for a European Health Union that aims to reinforce…

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The geopolitics and implications of an international pandemic instrument

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The first meeting of an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) for an international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, was held on 24th February 2022. The first of its kind, the instrument will be rooted in the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, thereby offering high-level mandates to its signatories. While strengthening global…

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