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Decarbonizing Europe: Navigating the policies and politics of energy in the EU Green Deal

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Anikó Zsebik
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On this episode of the Global Counsel Podcast, Associate Director Anikó Zsebik is joined by Associate Katarzyna Nowacka and Associate Maude Bauman to discuss ongoing trends in EU energy, looking ahead to the next political cycle. They dive into recent shifts in EU energy policy, from focusing on energy security, to looking at decarbonisation and competitiveness, their…

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The government response to the AI White Paper: How will the UK govern artificial intelligence?

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Megan Stagman
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This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman is joined by Theresa Duemchen to discuss the UK government announcement about how it plans to approach AI regulation. They explore the contents of the announcement (including both the voluntary and potential mandatory obligations for companies in this space); the various new consultations that will be opened on issues like copyright…

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Is the US ready to pass child online safety legislation?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Ugonma to discuss child online safety and privacy in the United States, following a dramatic hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. While there is momentum for passing legislation, the likelihood of it happening in the near future is unlikely due to a myriad of factors, including the limited election-year…

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Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai on the future of the tech sector and regulation in Southeast Asia

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai to talk about the economic and commercial dynamics of Southeast Asia, the development of the region's tech sector and how local technology platforms are competing with their Chinese and American peers. They discuss the impact of US-China decoupling on investment flows into the region, what that…

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Global Month Ahead: US presidential election, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Presidential election in Indonesia.

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Dedi Dinarto
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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.

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Davos 2024: Tech policy insights and on the ground analysis from the WEF annual meeting.

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Josh Bates
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This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman, Director for UK tech policy, is joined by Associate Josh Bates to talk about their time at the World Economic Forum's 2024 annual meeting in Davos. They cover the changes in Davos they have witnessed over the years, the heightened focus on tech policy debates, and the attendance of a new generation of tech leaders. The…

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Tech regulation in France after the government reshuffle

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Ana Gradinaru
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French politics is in a state of flux following Emmanuel Macron's high stakes cabinet reshuffle and the appointment of Gabriel Attal, France's youngest ever PM. These changes come at a time where France is the leading EU member state in regulating tech. This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Ana Gradinaru, Director for Tech policy at Global Counsel, to talk about…

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After Adobe/Figma, what next for tech mergers?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Joe Armitage, GC's Lead Analyst on UK politics, to talk us through the collapse of Adobe's acquisition of Figma, the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) role in it and the political fallout in the UK. 

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Tech policy in 2024: Five trends to expect this year

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman is joined by Conan D'Arcy to talk through the top tech policy trends in 2024 against the backdrop of major elections in the US, EU, India, the UK and elsewhere. They identify five key issues which will set the agenda in global tech policy this year and shape the policy and regulatory environment for businesses and investors.

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Global Month Ahead: Davos 2024, Taiwan's presidential election, Italy’s G7 Presidency

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Alexander Smotrov
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On this month’s episode, Associate Director Isabelle Trick is joined by Practice Director Alexander Smotrov to discuss what to expect at Davos 2024, Senior Associate Jiayu Li to discuss Taiwan's presidential election, and Senior Associate Giulia Pasquali for a lookahead at Italy’s G7 Presidency.

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The state of play of US AI policy

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Conan D'Arcy
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AI has become a prominent policy area across Congress, the White House, and federal agencies, as policymakers work to educate themselves on the technology while crafting legislation, frameworks, and other measures to balance innovation against the potential risks while also prioritising national security. Conan D’Arcy is joined by Ugonma Nwankwo to discuss the latest…

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Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London, on digitising local government and public services.

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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 the Chief Digital Officer for London, Theo Blackwell, who outlines his views on the state of play of efforts to digitise public services in London, other cities and in Whitehall, where the next government should reform the National Data Strategy and the implied trade-offs with privacy and data protection.

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Has the EU legislated away its disinformation woes?

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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 Jack Keevill to discuss the future of disinformation policy. The EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) was created in part to tackle the problem of disinformation – which is now reaching record levels in view of war in Ukraine and the Middle East, and increasing global geopolitical tension. The many…

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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

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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?

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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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