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Examining the UK Health Data Strategy

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Olympia Campbell
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The forthcoming health data strategy will be the framework with which the UK will either maximise or fail to maximise the value from its health data assets. This value will be measured in improved patient outcomes, better operational performance of the NHS, personalised healthcare, pharmaceutical innovation, a thriving life sciences industry, and lastly, financial returns…

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A new Silicon Valley in Eastern Europe?

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Megan Stagman
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Megan Stagman, Associate in the technology, media and telecoms practice and Alexander van der Wusten, Associate in the Russia, CEE and Eurasia practice discuss the emerging tech sector in Eastern Europe.

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Restructuring the media, Singapore style

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Marissa Lee
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The ongoing restructuring of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), one of Singapore’s two legacy media organisations and the sole publisher of English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese language newspapers in the country, has revived questions about the merits of state support for local news production and the price that should be paid for it. Newsrooms across the world have been in…

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The Singapore model: how can regulators balance investor protection and support for innovation?

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Andrew Yeo
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Singapore’s standing as a global financial hub got a boost over the last year as more foreign capital flowed into the country, even as the pandemic and political turmoil diminished investors’ confidence in other regional economies. While investors have come to trust the Singapore model for the robustness of its legal frameworks, recent news that homegrown unicorn Grab is…

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Could an intellectual property waiver boost Africa's vaccine rollout?

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Isabelle Trick
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Elly Darkin, Associate in the Trade & Manufacturing Practice, and Isabelle Trick, Senior Associate in the Global Macro Practice, discuss vaccine rollout in Africa and whether a temporary intellectual property waiver for vaccines will help or hinder efforts to vaccinate Africa and the wider developing world.

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Reshaping the EU post-covid with Jean Pisani-Ferry, Bronwen Maddox and Peter Mandelson

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Peter Mandelson
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How different will the world look after covid? Are we heading back to business as usual, or are we looking forward to more bumps in the road?

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Building resilience in the life sciences supply chain

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Daniel Capparelli
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On a recent event for the Global Counsel network, Daniel Capparelli, Practice Lead, Trade; Tom Smith, Practice Lead, Health and Elly Darkin, Associate, discussed key challenges facing the life sciences supply chain, and how resilient has it proven so far.

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The Conference on the Future of Europe with Sophia Russack

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Tom White
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Tom White, Director in GC's office in Brussels, is joined by Maarten Lemstra, Research Analyst at Global Counsel and Sophia Russack, Researcher in the Institutions unit at CEPS.

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UK May elections - what you need to know

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Alex Dawson
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Rishi Patel, Policy Communications Practice Lead; Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead; and Matt Bevington, Senior Associate unpack what you need to know about the impact of the 'super Thursday' elections on UK politics.

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Investing trends in a post-covid era

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Ying Staton
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Global Counsel convened a webinar, bringing together senior investment professionals across three continents to reflect on the critical issues shaping investment post-covid. The session was chaired by Ying Staton, GC’s advisor in Singapore and our previous Head of Asia, and featured:

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Can the UK 'go its own way' on energy policy?

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Tom White
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Tom White, Director; Ermenegilda Boccabella, Energy and Climate Adviser and Lilah Howson-Smith, Senior Associate discuss the UK's emerging priorities on energy policy after leaving the EU.

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US education policy under Biden

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Felicity Hall
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Felicity Hall, Senior Associate and Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence, discuss US education policy, and the changes we are seeing under the Biden administration.

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Sugar over sanctions: how rising prices impact Russian policy

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Frederick Michell
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This is the first part in Global Counsel’s series on the Russian parliamentary elections this September. Each part discusses how government policy and decision-making is being impacted by the election build-up and what this means for businesses and companies whose operations are linked to Russia. Sign up here to hear more about our future events, podcasts and blogs on…

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What does an EU without Merkel look like?

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Denzil Davidson
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Given how its neighbours have fared in comparison, the predictability – some would say the boredom – of German politics may have been a blessing. Chancellor Merkel and a CDU/CSU government have been a fixture of the EU for sixteen years. The Chancellor has long been the EU’s most important political actor and the CDU/CSU, through the EPP, its most powerful political party…

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How ready is Southeast Asia for digital banking?

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Herwen Tay
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High internet penetration and a push for financial inclusion has heralded a digital banking boom across Southeast Asia, where 73% of people remain unbanked. Covid-19 has provided a further impetus for players to explore pure-play digital banking as traditional brick-and-mortar banks were forced to shut down.

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The UK's life sciences sector after Brexit

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Giulia Corsi
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On an event for the Global Counsel network, Giulia Corsi, Senior Associate; Dr Harpreet Sood, GC Adviser and Lilah Howson-Smith, Senior Associate discuss the opportunities for the UK life sciences sector as it diverges from the EU regulatory frameworks.

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The Biden administration’s student loan debt relief agenda

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Chris Rinkus
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In recent weeks, Democratic leaders in Congress have increasingly called for President Joe Biden to cancel outstanding student loan debt by executive order. On the campaign trial, candidate Joe Biden promised to forgive at least $10,000 in student loan debt, tantalising many progressives. Debt cancellation on this scale has never been tried and it could affect everything…

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What to expect from the upcoming set of UK elections

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Alex Dawson
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Lilah Howson Smith, Senior Associate; Johnny Luk, Senior Associate; and Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead, discuss the upcoming UK elections on May 6th and why they matter.

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