Analysis

Europe in the Global Economy

12 Jul 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Russia & CIS,
Multilateral

A distinctive feature of President Juncker’s “political” European Commission was a single set of collective top-down priorities, rather than a stitching together of the agendas of individual commissioners. In 2014, this meant a focus on economic reforms to restore growth lost during the 2008 ...

Rules of origin in an EU-UK FTA: A ‘hidden hard Brexit’ for food and drink exporters?

16 Mar 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

The imposition of rules of origin on trade between the EU and the UK is often poorly understood as an important factor in managing the impact of a UK exit from the EU. While it is generally expected that the UK and the EU will ultimately trade with each other on a largely or completely tariff-...

How can Chinese investors and entrepreneurs navigate populism in the West?

Author: 
28 Feb 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Asia

Inequalities are increasing amongst people in Europe and the US; this is having a profound impact on politics, creating resentments and instability; and this is impacting the way in which policymakers see China. It is putting trade and investment relations with China under closer scrutiny. This...

Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation

28 Feb 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Asia

Recent years have seen important global shifts in both the policy frameworks for screening inward foreign investment and the way in which they are applied. These shifts come against a backdrop of protectionist political rhetoric and anxieties about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Supporting Europe’s Economies and Citizens - A modern approach to financial services in an EU-UK Trade Agreement

Author: 
19 Jan 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

In September 2017, Global Counsel and Clifford Chance published with UK Finance a detailed set of proposals for the financial services content of a possible future EU-UK FTA.

The proposals offered a possible answer to the difficult question of how the EU and the UK might preserve some...