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Conan
D'Arcy

Senior Practice Director
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Conan D’Arcy

Conan leads Global Counsel’s Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. Conan has worked both in Brussels and Whitehall, as a political and legislative adviser. Before joining Global Counsel, he was Special Adviser to the British Deputy Prime Minister on technology, trade and the European Union and, prior to this, spent several years as a political adviser in the European Parliament to senior MEPs on international trade and financial services legislation.

Conan coordinates Global Counsel’s support for technology, media and telecommunications clients. He has advised leading companies on a range of policy challenges including: the impact of Brexit on the e-commerce and software sectors; competition, consolidation and investment frameworks in telecoms markets; employment policy and the ‘gig economy’; and the impact of data protection, localisation and cybersecurity legislation. 

Latest Insights by Conan D'Arcy

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Top in Tech: The UK tech startup scene with Leo Ringer

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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy speaks to Leo Ringer, Founding Partner at Form Ventures. They discuss the state of the UK tech startup scene, how it compares to other countries and Form Venture's contributions to Atomico's State of European Tech Report.

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Top in Tech: On the ground at CES and the UK Media Bill

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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Michelle Ryang to hear about what she saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. What does the biggest show in tech tell us about the new trends emerging in 2023 and how are US companies reacting to newfound regulatory scrutiny?

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Guy Parker on tech and advertising regulation

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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy speaks to Guy Parker, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK regulator of advertising in media. They discuss recent questions around advertising in the technology sector, Parker's long career regulating the sector, and the policy questions raised by new advertising technology. 

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Top in Tech: Regulating the Metaverse

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The ‘metaverse’ term was coined thirty years ago, and until recently was part science fiction, part speculation. But with Facebook’s rebranding as Meta last year, an increasing consumer acceptance of virtual interactions post-Covid, and a steady uptick of interest from new sectors (ranging from retail to public services), the metaverse suddenly seems very real. Against…

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