Budget reconciliation puts Biden agenda in play despite tight Congress
The Democrats’ historic win in the Georgia Senate races on January 5th was largely overshadowed by the violent storming of the US Capitol the next day. While the implications of that attack will continue to reverberate throughout American politics, it is worth zeroing in on how Georgia Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock’s and Jon Ossoff’s wins impact President-elect…
The strategic logic behind the EU’s investment deal with China
In late December, the EU concluded a comprehensive agreement on investment (CAI) with China. The deal is controversial, not so much because of its economic content, but because of what it says about the EU’s priorities and because of its potential geopolitical implications. Are these concerns valid?
Retail and Rules of Origin after Brexit
Trade & Manufacturing
With UK-based distributors in retail and other sectors facing EU tariffs on products originating outside the EU, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead Alex Dawson and Senior Director Stephen Adams examine how Rules of Origin requirements will affect eligibility for tariff-free access after Brexit and what this means for businesses.
New US consumer debt collection regulations are a boon for larger players
Unnoticed by most amidst the tragedies and dramas of 2020, US regulators last month completed a years-long effort to update the rules surrounding the unglamorous but important function of collecting delinquent consumer debt. Effective November 2021, the new rules are a positive for larger US-based debt-collection firms, which buy or service non-performing loan portfolios…
Brexit Deal - what we know so far - 24 December 2020
This conversation is based on publicly available information and previous draft texts at 5pm on Christmas Eve 2020.
Global Counsel Holiday Reading List 2020
At the end of each year, the Global Counsel team has a tradition of sharing among ourselves a selection of our favourite articles (or podcasts) from the past year for Christmas consumption. We started sharing the list with our network in 2017, and the response has been positive enough for us to continue.