Analysis

Trump, the Paris Agreement and the impact on climate change policy

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5 Dec 2016
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Regions: 
Americas,
Multilateral

US President-elect Donald Trump has wavered very little throughout his campaign in his stance on climate change – calling it a hoax and threatening to roll-back all regulations and funding supporting it. The Trump win in the midst of climate negotiations left many wondering just how far Trump...

Trade Post-Brexit

Author: 
21 Nov 2016
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Region: 
Multilateral

In collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills and The Boston Consulting Group, Global Counsel has co-authored a paper looking at the meaning and implications of a hard Brexit for businesses, aiming to help them understand the role they may play in shaping this or an alternative outcome.

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The future of UK trade policy: the case for regulatory diplomacy

9 Sep 2016
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Regions: 
UK,
Multilateral

It is widely accepted that services, and financial services in particular, are a key comparative advantage of the UK. A full quarter of UK services exports are financial or insurance services. This is an asset and a liability. Much of this financial services trade is potentially exposed to the...

British trade policy after Brexit: ruthless prioritisation required

Author: 
15 Aug 2016
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

UK trade policy will require ruthless prioritisation if scarce diplomatic resources are to be deployed to the best possible effect. We provide advice based on a series of metrics. The US and China should be the top priorities, although for different reasons. The government should not spend too...

UK energy policy and Brexit

Author: 
5 Aug 2016
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

Brexit has the potential to increase significantly the UK’s autonomy in making energy and climate change policy. How much will largely depend on the prior question of what, if any, relationship the UK has with the EU’s internal energy market. Broadly, there are three options: membership, access...