Analysis

Smooth crossings? The policy tools for a post-Brexit customs border

12 Dec 2017
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

The last few months have seen a growing awareness of the challenge facing both the EU and the UK in adapting their customs processing systems for the reimposition of a hard border[1] between the two sides once they are no...

Politics, populism and trust in business: discussions for the boardroom

11 Dec 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

Over Summer 2017, EY and Global Counsel collaborated on a project reviewing the challenges posed for UK boards and managers by political populism. EY have just published some of these reflections as part of their regular Corporate Governance Latest Insights Series. 
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The UK's relationship with Euratom: What next?

25 Oct 2017
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

As Global Counsel and Herbert Smith Freehills convene a discussion on the UK’s future relationship with Euratom, this paper provides an overview of the legal and political background. The paper also identifies some of the potential options for mitigating the impact on the UK. Lastly, the paper...

The meaning of screening: Germany, the EU and Chinese technology transfer

26 Jul 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

Earlier this month, the German cabinet adopted a directive expanding the scope of the German state’s ability to investigate foreign acquisitions in a wide range of critical infrastructure and the IT services that support it. In parallel, Berlin has led an advocacy campaign at the EU level over...

Hard and soft political risk: What FTSE-100 companies have to say

Author: 
30 Jun 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

The political environment facing large international businesses has rarely been more uncertain or more complicated. Over the past twelve months, the UK has voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump has become President of the United States, and Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and removed...

Strong Currents: Navigating the post-Brexit energy market

28 Jun 2017
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

In collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills and The Boston Consulting Group, Global Counsel has co-authored a paper looking at the impact of Brexit on the energy sector in the UK and the EU. The paper identifies key energy and climate change policy implications as well as highlighting the role...