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The policy case for a Trade in Healthcare Agreement

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Daniel Capparelli
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In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, strengthening global health security has emerged as a core theme of multilateral policymaking. Covid-19 has embedded health security – including our ability to deliver emergency medical countermeasures rapidly on a global scale - firmly in our concept of global security. 

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OECD digital tax negotiations: what if they fail?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D’Arcy is joined by Senior Associate Russell Lamb to explore how the global community is tackling the taxation of large digital companies. The OECD has spearheaded negotiations for over a decade on how to combat the issue of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), but ahead of a critical year-end deadline, are the talks losing steam? Conan…

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Global Month Ahead: EU-China Summit, Egypt’s presidential election, Brazil’s G20 presidency

General Politics

Ahmed Helal
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On this month’s episode, Associate Director Isabelle Trick is joined by Associate Director Alessandro Gangarossa to discuss the upcoming EU-China Summit, GC MENA Director Ahmed Helal to discuss December’s presidential election in Egypt, and Senior Associate Ed King to unpack how Brazil might use its time holding the G20 presidency.

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China’s role in climate diplomacy and the green transition: in conversation with Chengyu Fu and Peter Mandelson

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Peter Mandelson
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In the lead-up to COP28 in Dubai, Global Counsel hosted a digital in-conversation between Global Counsel Chairman, Peter Mandelson, and Chengyu Fu, COP28 advisory committee member. Mr Fu has had over forty years of experience in the energy sector including as CEO of CNOOC, chairman of SINOPEC and a board member of the UN Global Compact.

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Are the EU’s AI Act negotiations breaking down?

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Conan D'Arcy
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Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy and Associate Natasha Dixon discuss the latest developments in the EU AI Act negotiations, including potential compromises on foundation models and biometric identification. They weigh in on the million dollar question: will negotiators be able to overcome their differences and reach an agreement by the end of the year?

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UK Cabinet reshuffle: What should we read into David (now Lord) Cameron's appointment?

General Politics

Alex Dawson
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This week, Practice Director Lilah Howson-Smith, is joined by UK Director Alex Dawson, and Director Denzil Davidson to discuss the Cabinet reshuffle and specifically the appointment of Lord Cameron as Foreign Secretary. The team discusses what it tells us about Rishi Sunak's approach, how it will be received at home and abroad, and what to watch in the coming months for a…

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Kate Jones, CEO of the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF), on AI policy and the DRCF.

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Conan D'Arcy
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On the latest episode of Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by DRCF CEO, Kate Jones, for a wide-ranging conversation on the UK's AI summit, implementation of the AI White Paper, challenges of auditing algorithms, and on the policy challenges and future focus of the DRCF.

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Poland’s energy transition is accelerating: five opportunities for the incoming government that will be of interest to investors

Energy & Commodities

Katarzyna Nowacka
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Brussels sees the potential new Polish administration as good news for the progression of the EU Green Deal. The country’s existing strategic documents on energy transition have been unambitious despite ample renewables potential and unrealistic as production capacity continues to overtake targets. But the coalition of the three parties - the Civic Coalition (KO), the…

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What's next for Nature: In conversation with the Environment Bank

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Lucy Cairns
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This week, Associate Lucy Cairns is joined by Ecologist and Innovation Lead at Environment Bank Rob Wreglesworth, to unpack the focus on nature at New York Climate Week, what's happening in the UK with the Biodiversity Net Gain Legislation, and the progress on Voluntary Biodiversity Credits for a special episode of the GC podcast

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After the Summit, what next for regulating generative AI?

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Conan D'Arcy
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In a special episode of the podcast, Conan D'Arcy and members of the GC team in London, Brussels and Washington, DC reflect on the outcomes of the AI Safety Summit, held in the UK last week, and explore outcomes of new, original research about public and policymaker appetite for AI regulation in 2024 and beyond.

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Global Month Ahead: The APEC Summit, COP 28, elections in the Netherlands

General Policy

Alexander van der Wusten
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On this month’s episode, Associate Director Isabelle Trick is joined by Senior Associate Ross Nugent, Practice Director Lorna Ritchie, and Senior Associate Alexander van der Wusten to discuss the APEC Summit, COP 28, and the elections in the Netherlands.

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Unravelling the Judicial Review Debate: Big Tech's battle over appeals thresholds

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Bart Myners
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On the latest episode of Top in Tech, host Conan D'Arcy is joined by GC digital competition expert Bart Myners to outline and evaluate the dividing lines over rumoured changes to the Digital Markets Bill's appeals threshold. What might a move away from Judicial Review mean for tech giants, challenger companies and creatives? Why has the prospect of a change in tack proved…

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What can we expect from the UK's AI Safety Summit next week?

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Megan Stagman
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Megan Stagman, Director for TMT at Global Counsel, standing in for the usual host for this podcast, Conan D’Arcy, is joined by Theresa Duemchen, Associate to talk us through what we already know about the AI summit and what we should expect next week.

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Regulating Generative AI

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Conan D'Arcy
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Over the decade in which Global Counsel has analysed global technology policy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has persisted as the regulatory challenge with the greatest resonance both to the technology sector, but also almost every other sector of the economy.  

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Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, Helen Dixon, on GDPR enforcement and reform

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Conan D'Arcy
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On the latest episode of Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, Helen Dixon, who has been at the centre of the debate over the implementation of the GDPR, having acted as the de facto data protection authority in Europe for “Big Tech” for the past five years. They discuss the impact of issuing multi-million Euro fines,…

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Doing more for less: How could the UK government benefit from greater use of technology?

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Conan D'Arcy
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Following Labour Party Conference where digitisation of the public sector was discussed widely, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Poppy Woodcock to discuss Global Counsel's recent report on digital transformation. This episode covers how the government could better utilise data to create proactive public services, potential changes to HM Treasury's spending processes and what a…

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The battle over online speech and editorial control heads to the US Supreme Court

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Conan D'Arcy
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Conan D'Arcy is joined by Ugonma Nwankwo to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to review social media laws passed in Texas and Florida and the implications of the case on social media platforms, states, and the 2024 elections.

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The challenges and opportunities facing global businesses operating in China

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Keith Zhai
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In a bonus episode, Keith Zhai, Senior Adviser and former journalist reporting on the interplay of China's internal politics and its global interactions, and Stephen Adams, Senior Director, cover what companies should note in the current Xi policy environment.

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