The EU’s new long term budget: a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union?Listen
An "On the ground" view of managing covid-19 with UNC HealthListen
What can covid-19 teach us about strengthening the US education system?Listen
Covid-19's impact on the tourism industryListen
How is sanctions policy changing due to covid-19?Listen
Interpreting the UK's new tariff regimeListen
US hospital policy and Certificate of Need laws in the wake of covid-19 with Mercatus CenterListen
Ways to engage: EU public consultationsListen
ESG in private equity: will integration tools be matched by pressure to use them?
Covid-19 is likely to accelerate pressures for the meaningful integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the private equity (PE) industry. The twin dynamics of a greater public focus on investors’ ESG credentials and an increased scrutiny of the PE industry writ large could combine to encourage greater use of existing integration tools. With…
Brexit and the politics of food: Understanding the relationship between food standards and FTAs
On July 28th, Global Counsel hosted a technical discussion between food policy experts looking at what is at stake for UK food and agriculture after the landmark Agriculture Bill as the UK pursues and negotiates trade agreements in the lead-up to exiting the European Union. We were joined by Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University of London and Emily Lydgate…
The EU’s new long term budget: a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union?
After the difficult negotiations of the longest ever EU summit, EU leaders agreed last week on a €750 billion recovery fund and at least one new EU tax. Some called it a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union. Practice Lead Denzil Davidson and Senior Associate Ana Martínez examine what was agreed, the politics that got us here, the disputes that still haven’t been…
Pass the remote control
Governments’ support measures for businesses hit by covid-19 have focused on maintaining liquidity through provision of emergency credit. In the UK, government-backed loan schemes have been the main protection over the past few months – but it should be equity, not debt, that revitalises the economy and pump-primes the recovery.
US policy update: Biden’s economic nationalism and the Democratic party’s “unity” agenda
This US election cycle, GC team members in the Washington, DC and London offices are holding a series of conversations on the elections and wider US policy issues, and how each might impact investors and companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Below is a brief extract from the ninth conversation in the series, which unpacked two key policy developments - Joe Biden’s…
Treaty scrutiny: working practices
Trade & Manufacturing
The House of Lords European Union Committee published its report Treaty scrutiny: working practices. This was prepared by its International Agreements Sub-Committee. Global Counsel Senior Director Stephen Adams gave evidence to the Committee on treaty negotiation and trade agreements. You can read the report and review its linked evidence here.