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Top in Tech: Diving into crypto and online fraud

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 

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Russia-Ukraine escalation - regional and business implications

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Alexander Smotrov
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In a bonus episode, as the standoff at the Russian-Ukraine border continues, Alexander Smotrov and Rebecca Park discuss the economic and geographic implications of the crisis with CFC Big Ideas Partner Vasyl Myroshnychenko and CEC Group Chairman Marek Matraszek.

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Third Way's Matt Bennett: could Trump return in 2024?

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Miranda Lutz
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Miranda Lutz is joined by Matt Bennett, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Third Way, a Washington, DC-based public policy think tank to discuss the progress of the Biden administration thus far and what is to come ahead of the November 2022 US midterm elections.

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Lithuania-China trade dispute: what it means for the EU

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Alessandro Gangarossa
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Anikó Zsebik, Yi-Fang Lee and Alessandro Gangarossa unpack a recent trade squabble between Lithuania and China over the former’s new Taiwan-friendly policies.

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Does the UK government ‘get’ science?

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Mark Loughridge
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Mark Loughridge, Dr Rupert Lewis, Andrew Croydon and Miranda Lutz discuss the ‘science gap’ between government and scientists.

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Stuck in the middle: the MENA perspective on US-China relations

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Ahmed Helal
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This episode is part of our annual conference 'The Politics of'. This year's edition, 'The Politics of Decoupling', will present a global perspective on China’s industrial and political strategy for the next decade, and how it will affect its relationship with western-aligned countries.

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Top in Tech: regulating the gig economy, an unusual EU Council presidency

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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The geopolitics of development spending

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Jens Presthus
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Jon Garvie, Miranda Lutz, Stephen Adams and Jens Presthus take a deep-dive into the growing prominence of infrastructure spending, exploring how and why it is becoming a geopolitical fault-line between the West and China.

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GC's 2021 Reading List

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Alex Dawson
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At the end of each year, the Global Counsel team has a tradition of sharing among ourselves a selection of our favourite articles, books and podcasts. We also share the list with our network in what has become a staple of GC holiday communications. Some of this informs our day jobs, but most of it can also be filed against the (very) interesting times we live in.

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Examining the UK-Aus FTA and the UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement

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Elly Darkin
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Stephen Adams and Elly Darkin unpack two new UK trade deals: the UK-Australia free trade agreement and the UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement.

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Top in Tech: Biden and Brexit - one year on

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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Unpacking the US-EU-Japan trilateral partnership

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Alessandro Gangarossa
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What does the US-EU-Japan trilateral partnership mean for trade policy?

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The politics and policy of Omicron in the UK

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Alex Dawson
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Since Omicron was first located just over a week ago – first reported to be found in South Africa, although reports have suggested that the variant was present in the Netherlands earlier than this – several countries have stepped up and responded quickly to reduce international travel and reintroduce domestic restrictions.

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Top in Tech: political ads, the Web Summit and the Digital Markets Act

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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How are small businesses innovating in unprecedented times?

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Alex Dawson
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On a recent Global Counsel event, Practice Lead Alex Dawson is joined by a distinguished panel to explore how small businesses have adapted and transformed during the pandemic, and whether these changes are here to stay.

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Poland: a test case for EU's rule of law

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Anikó Zsebik
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What do recent events in Poland tell us about the rule of law in the EU? Stephen Adams, Anikó Zsebik and Denzil Davidson look at how the question of EU-level legislation has collided with current events in Poland and what it means for other member states and the wider debate on sovereignty.

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On the ground in Glasgow: everything you need to know from COP26

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Charley Roberts
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The UK’s presidency of the climate change conference COP26 was seized as an opportunity to define themselves as a leader in this space on the global stage. The key goals set out by Alok Sharma, COP26 President, was “cars, coal, cash, and trees”, with other important areas requiring resolution being the finalisation of the emissions trading chapter of the Paris Agreement.

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From Virginia to DC: how the US state election results will affect the mid-terms

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Ben Bassett
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Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead, US Political due diligence; Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate; and Ben Bassett, Associate, discuss how the elections on November 2nd will affect the Biden administration’s agenda.

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