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Daniel
Capparelli

Practice Lead, Trade and manufacturing
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Daniel Caparelli

Daniel is Global Counsel’s trade and manufacturing Practice Lead. He previously worked in leading Brussels and London-based think tanks, notably advising the European Parliament on regulatory cooperation and market access issues, including on the ratification of EU trade agreements, such as the EU-Korea FTA. Daniel is also a Research Associate at ECIPE in Brussels.

At Global Counsel, Daniel leads on cross-border policy client work, particularly from a supply chain and distribution network perspective in wide-ranging sectors including food and drink, pharmaceutical & life sciences, automotive, ICT and financial services.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • C-Suite advice to a UK-based multinational on engagement with senior UK policy and political stakeholders on the direction of UK trade policy and specific trade negotiations.
  • Supporting clients in the development of solution-oriented policy proposals for tackling strategic domestic and cross-border policy challenges – e.g. in the development of modern and fit for purpose product specific rules of origins – In wide-ranging sectors including life sciences, food and drink and automotive. 
  • Developing multichannel strategic plans for delivering cross border regulatory and market access objectives – e.g. protection of intellectual property, mutual recognition of product standard certification and wider regulatory cooperation – for clients as part of wider trade policy and regulatory diplomacy strategies in the UK, the EU and the US.

Latest Insights by Daniel Capparelli

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Making Open Strategic Autonomy work – European Trade in a Geopolitical World

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Global Counsel has supported the European Roundtable of Industrialists in producing a flagship report on the EU’s trade policy and the challenges faced in more complex geopolitical environment. The report argues that being open to trade is a source of strength for supply chains, rather than weakness, and suggests how the EU might best put into practice its new policy of…

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Building resilience in the life sciences supply chain

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On a recent event for the Global Counsel network, Daniel Capparelli, Practice Lead, Trade; Tom Smith, Practice Lead, Health and Elly Darkin, Associate, discussed key challenges facing the life sciences supply chain, and how resilient has it proven so far.

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Biden and the transatlantic trading relationships

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This week, Trade and Manufacturing Practice Lead Daniel Capparelli is joined by Senior Associate in our US office Miranda Lutz, and Brussels office Associate Alessandro Gangarossa. They discuss the Biden administration's approach to trade as Katherine Tai, his nominee for USTR representative nears confirmation from the Senate.

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Phil Hogan’s resignation: implications for EU trade policy

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Phil Hogan’s stepping-down yesterday from his role at the helm of EU trade policy is sending shock waves through political and policy communities in Europe and globally. Many will argue, in hindsight, this was inevitable in light of his lack of contrition for breaches to Irish covid lockdown guidelines and quarantine rules in the so-called GolfGate. The affair highlights,…

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