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Benjamin
Wegg-Prosser

Managing Director
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Benjamin is Global Counsel’s Managing Director and co-founder, and leads the business. He supports clients on market access issues in Europe and Asia, and leads client teams working on issues ranging from technology to natural resources.

Benjamin has a background in business and politics with a career split between working in the media and government. His last role in government was as the Director of Strategic Communications for the British Prime Minister between 2005-7. Previously, he worked in the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Cabinet Office. His business career includes roles in publishing in both the UK and Russia.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Advising the senior leadership of a technology company seeking to engage with European policymakers to explain their contribution to the digital economy.
  • Working with a global hospitality business to help them navigate the policy challenges presented by covid-19.
  • Supporting investors understand the political risks of proposed transactions in the UK life sciences market.

Latest Insights by Benjamin Wegg-Prosser

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Bloomberg’s bandwagon rolls into Singapore

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Singapore hosted its first major international conference last week since the start of the pandemic.  After aborting the mini-Davos, which they had planned for last August, this event was an even bigger deal. With Hong Kong closed off to international travellers and now a more challenging environment politically for global businesses, the Singaporeans know they have…

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Global Counsel Holiday Reading List 2020

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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. 

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The future of physical retail

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As the national lockdown ends and the UK government promises a substantial return to normality by Easter, the big question for retail is what “normal” even looks like. On a recent event, Global Counsel convened a panel of experts including Emma Bridgewater, founder of her eponymous ceramics firm, Archie Norman, chairman of M&S, Laura Citron, CEO of London &…

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Seven lockdowns

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Along with many of our clients, family and friends, GC staff have found themselves under varying levels of quarantine this week, in some cases far from home. Here some of the team consider the covid-19 politics and policies playing out around them.

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