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Global Counsel helps companies and investors across a wide range of sectors anticipate the ways in which politics, regulation and public policymaking create both risk and opportunity – and to develop and implement strategies to meet these challenges.

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Helping companies anticipate and adapt internally and externally to policy change.

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Providing politically and economically-informed analysis that builds quickly into an executable strategy.

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Testing investment theses and anticipating market changes driven by political events and policy changes.

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Contributing to public policy debate through commentary, analysis and convening events.

Analysis

The impact of Brexit: Asian edition

22 Mar 2016
Author: 

Gregor
Irwin

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For the majority of businesses in Britain the possibility the UK might leave the European Union - Brexit - is an important issue. The break with the EU and the uncertainty associated with it would raise important questions for business.

Much has been written on the economic consequences...

PIPS politics: what four recent European elections tell us

17 Mar 2016
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Stephen
Adams

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Roberto
Robles

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The defeat of centre-right governments in Portugal, Ireland, Poland, and Spain despite favourable economic statistics highlights the difficulty for European governments to earn a political dividend if growth is not increasing living standards. Voters are more willing to support political...

Five ways the UK deal would change the EU

20 Feb 2016
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Gregor
Irwin

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The UK’s new settlement won’t satisfy Eurosceptics, but does establish principles and precedents that will impact on the EU in future if the UK votes to remain. Some are for the better, while others are risky and potentially damaging. If Britain votes to stay in the EU the prime minister will...

Blog

How the refugee crisis transformed the AfD

17 Mar 2016
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Thomas
Gratowski

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Picking carefully through the numbers from the March 13 state elections in Germany brings home an important point about just how blue collar the AfD has become as a party.

Budget 2016: plugging the UK’s self-employment deficit?

16 Mar 2016
Author: 

Conan
D'Arcy

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Today’s budget included a tax break for self-employed workers. The government’s approach is a rare example in Europe of promotion of the self-employment model...

Commission ambition meets UK experience

4 Mar 2016
Author: 

Matthew
Duhan

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London always likes to think it is a step ahead of Brussels. In electricity generation policy it may just be.

How worried are Europeans about immigration?

25 Feb 2016
Author: 

Roberto
Robles

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Europe is in the midst of a crisis over migration. But how worried are Europeans about immigration?

The ghost of Paul Volcker: is “too big to fail” returning to centre stage?

22 Feb 2016
Author: 

Leo
Ringer

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Global regulator the Financial Stability Board is at pains to cast banking reform in 2016 as an implementation exercise, not a policy-making one.

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