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Global Month Ahead: G20 Meetings, China Two Sessions, and the UK Budget

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Jens Presthus
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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come. This month, Health and Life Sciences Senior Associate Rosie Hill will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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Will the EU tax tech companies to pay for 5G infrastructure?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Senior Associate Franck Thomas joins Conan D'Arcy to unpack a new EU proposal that may fundamentally change the relationship between European telecoms and US big tech firms.

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Regulatory diplomacy: new frontiers?

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Joe Armitage
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From Brussels to Beijing, diplomats are increasingly focused on winning the battle to establish the standards and norms governing emerging technologies. New structures for Whitehall departments may be a step in the right direction for the UK. 

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A year of war in Ukraine - retaliation, relocation, and reconstruction

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Alexander Smotrov
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This week on the Global Counsel Podcast, Practice Director Alexander Smotrov, Associate Alexander van der Wusten, and Associate Magnus Obermann discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the business sector after a year of fighting. What does Ukraine's resilience mean for rebuilding efforts, why are businesses struggling to fully untangle…

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The future of voluntary carbon markets in Asia

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Lorna Ritchie
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Digital panel discussion with Benedict Chia, Director General, Climate Change, National Climate Change Secretariat, Singapore; Hum Wei Mei, Head of Asia Pacific and Head of Products, AirCarbon Exchange; Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Director, VNV Advisory Services; and hosted by Lorna Ritchie, GC’s Climate and Sustainability Practice Director, discussing the future of voluntary…

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The future of work and labour with the Financial Times' Sarah O'Connor

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Conan D'Arcy
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Top in Tech is now weekly! In each episode, we'll be covering the week's biggest tech policy story with an expert from our GC team. We'll also continue to host thought leaders and industry experts for monthly in-depth conversations about the future of tech regulation.

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Democratic downgrade: Why 2023 could upend Tunisia’s revolution and North African geopolitics

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Magnus Obermann
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Twelve years after the Arab Spring, which emanated from Tunisia, the revolution has run out of money and steam. Eleven elections in eleven years and expensive subsidies for increasingly unaffordable wheat from Russia and Ukraine, along with other inefficiencies, have bankrupted the country politically and economically. While President Kais Saied is curtailing the powers…

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What's next for the EU trade agenda?

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Tiffany McDonald
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Recorded live at our Politics of Food conference in Brussels, Tiffany McDonald, Senior Adviser at Global Counsel, is joined by Arancha González, Dean of Paris School of International Affairs and former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. They discuss the EU trade agenda in the current geopolitical moment and draw on their collective…

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Will Sunak's cabinet reshuffle energise UK tech regulation?

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Conan D'Arcy
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Top in Tech is now weekly! In each episode, we'll be covering the week's biggest tech policy story with an expert from our GC team. We'll also continue to host thought leaders and industry experts for monthly in-depth conversations about the future of tech regulation.

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Corporates must learn to navigate carbon markets' quality issues

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Marissa Lee
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Carbon credits have a credibility problem. The value of carbon credits backed by avoided deforestation projects was called into question last month when the Guardian claimed that 94 per cent of credits verified by leading standards body Verra do not represent real emissions reductions, and could be “phantom credits”.

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Commemorating Global Counsel USA's Third Anniversary

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Erin Caddell
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Three years ago this month, I boarded a flight from Washington, DC, to Des Moines, Iowa, on the inaugural day of Global Counsel USA, the Washington office of Global Counsel. I had been invited to join a group observing the Iowa caucuses. Having just launched a US business for an international public-policy consultancy, I thought it would be useful to gain an early look at…

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What are the UK's options in the face of an EU-US clean tech subsidy race?

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Kelly Satchell
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The US’ Inflation Reduction Act and the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan potentially pose a challenge for mid-size markets like the UK caught between these two fronts of evolving industrial policy. But what exactly is at risk? Does the UK’s new Subsidy Control Act give the country scope to respond? And what other constraints might define the way the UK – and other similar…

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Regulating food at times of innovation and insecurity with the FSA's Emily Miles

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Stephen Adams
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Recorded last month at our Politics of Food conference in London, Senior Director Stephen Adams speaks to Emily Miles, Chief Executive of the UK's Food Standards Agency. They discuss the agency's transition through Brexit, the challenges of running a major food regulator through a pandemic, and the risks and opportunities offered by food innovation.

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Top in Tech: What Meta's Within victory means for Lina Khan and the FTC

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Conan D'Arcy
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Top in Tech is going weekly! In each episode, we'll be covering the week's biggest tech policy story with an expert from our GC team. We'll also continue to host thought leaders and industry experts for monthly in-depth conversations about the future of tech regulation.

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Global Month Ahead: Nigerian elections, EU Green Deal Industrial Plan, and the state of the Ukraine war

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Alexander van der Wusten
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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come. In each episode, Global Macro Associate Director Isabelle Trick will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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Fixing the UK’s labour market woes will require a focus on health, early retirement and immigration

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Joseph Supple
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The UK has a labour market problem. It is the only developed economy that saw the share of working-age citizens outside the labour market continue to rise after the initial pandemic jolt. Both Labour and the Conservatives appear to understand the importance of tackling the problem, perhaps because the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) has identified the reduced size…

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The chain in the network: new thinking on supply chains

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Stephen Adams
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Over the last few months, GC has been fortunate to work as the Research Partner for R2 Factory, interviewing leading supply chain professionals on how they see their work after the covid-19 pandemic and against a backdrop of evolving demands on supply chains. Their basic answer: they have stopped thinking about supply chains, and started thinking in terms of networks of…

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The Politics of Food with Dr. Jewel Bronaugh

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Peter Mandelson
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Recorded earlier this month at our Politics of Food conference in Washington DC, GC Chairman Peter Mandelson speaks to Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture. They discuss the state of American food production, Bronaugh's policy priorities in her role, and the impact that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has had on global food supplies.

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