Group Director

Tom runs Global Counsel’s Europe team from its office in Brussels. Tom has overall responsibility for Global Counsel’s work with the EU institutions and governments in the EU27.

Before joining Global Counsel, Tom gained more than a decade of experience in the UK government, including overseas postings to Vienna and Brussels, where he was responsible for negotiating single market regulations and common policies on tax and investment incentives.

Tom has particular expertise in the policy frameworks for financial services, manufacturing, technology, media and telecoms sectors. He supports clients in navigating regulatory processes and in delivering public policy advocacy campaigns in Brussels and across the EU.

Latest Insights by Tom White

General Politics

Any post-Frost return to ‘diplomacy’ will still leave UK business to fend for themselves in Brussels

General Politics

This week’s anniversary of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides a moment for firms to review operational adaptation to Brexit, planned and revised at speed as ‘no deal’ was (partially) avoided last Christmas Eve. However, Lord Frost’s dramatic resignation – and signs that power over EU relations could trickle back from Downing Street to the Foreign Office – is…

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Morten Petersen MEP: Will Fit for 55 get the EU to net zero?

Energy & Commodities

The Fit for 55 package currently being negotiated sets out much of the legislative backbone that will drive Europe toward net zero. A key challenge that could break the green deal’s success is achieving effective integration of energy systems in transport, industry and power production across the 27-member bloc. Billions of investments are at stake and European operators…

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