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The Times | Whoever replaces May must remember: those first decisions matter most

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8 May 2019
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Region: 
UK

Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead at Global Counsel: As Conservative leadership contenders get ready for the minute Theresa May announces her resignation, prevailing wisdom in Westminster is that the winner will be the one who most successfully reflects the party’s membership on Brexit. As with all simple wisdoms, the truth is more complex.

The Times | How to avoid May's mistakes

Author: 
7 May 2019
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Region: 
UK

Matt Chorley is joined by Alex Dawson, a former Home Office adviser to Theresa May who became her political director in No 10, now a Practice Lead at Global Counsel, who describes how a short leadership campaign left her unprepared for what came next.

Asia Times | Brexit chaos leaves dismay in Asia-Pacific

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3 Apr 2019
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
Asia

Britain’s failure to achieve a withdrawal agreement with the EU has had a very negative impact on the UK’s relationships in Asia and it could deal a serious blow to its trade with the region. “New agreements will need to be negotiated,” Ying Staton, Head of Asia at Global Counsel said. However, “Some countries have made it clear that the UK will need to offer deep concessions, if they are to secure the same preferential terms that were extended to the EU.” 

The Wall Street Journal | U.S. Push on Food Trade Pressures EU

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4 Mar 2019
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Region: 
Multilateral

U.S. and European trade negotiators face growing domestic pressure over agriculture, with clashing demands threatening to rekindle a tit-for-tat economic war. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom will meet in Washington on Wednesday for their fifth round of talks, now under pressure to avoid a fight over agriculture that neither appears to want. “It’s hard to see how you bridge the gap,” said Stephen Adams, Global Counsel. If Mr.

China Daily | Politicians need to make globalization work bette

22 Feb 2019
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Region: 
Multilateral

Whatever accommodation is reached in the current US-China trade conflict, there is no doubt that the global trading system has entered 2019 in a state of crisis. While it may be easy to point the finger at United States President Donald Trump, broader structural and political forces have been weakening the international system for quite some time. Peter Mandelson, Global Counsel Chairman, for China Daily.