Senior Practice Director
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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Inside the global push to regulate cryptocurrencies


This week on the show, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate Director David Song to unpack the latest developments in the global push to regulate digital currencies. They compare proposals in Europe and the US, explore the political aftermath of the FTX collapse and look towards the future path to implementation.

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The architect of the Online Safety Bill on UK tech regulation and generative AI


This week, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Lorna Woods, a Professor of Internet Law at the University of Essex whose work is widely regarded as lying the groundwork for the UK's Online Safety Bill. Conan and Lorna discuss her regulatory philosophy, respond to recent criticism of the Online Safety Bill, and look towards the regulation of generative AI tools like ChatGPT.

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