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Denzil
Davidson

Practice Lead, Financial Services & EU Institutions
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Denzil

Denzil leads the financial services practice and advises on engagement with the EU institutions. Denzil has more than fifteen years’ experience in politics and government, chiefly in EU policy and financial services.

He has advised senior politicians and policymakers in roles in Whitehall and the European Commission. He was previously special adviser on Europe to Prime Minister Theresa May and before that served in the cabinet of the European Commissioner for financial services. He also served as a special adviser on EU issues to two foreign secretaries. At Global Counsel, Denzil provides insight on trends in financial regulation and advises firms from a range of sectors on EU politics and policy. 

Latest Insights by Denzil Davidson

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The EU’s new long term budget: a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union?

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After the difficult negotiations of the longest ever EU summit, EU leaders agreed last week on a €750 billion recovery fund and at least one new EU tax. Some called it a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union. Practice Lead Denzil Davidson and Senior Associate Ana Martínez examine what was agreed, the politics that got us here, the disputes that still haven’t been…

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What next for Brexit?

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 Brexit thus far has been a story of timetables. Its negotiating and political rhythm has been determined by deadlines, flexible and inflexible, and the potential cliff edges that lie beyond them.

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Is Macron's leadership in Europe working?

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President Macron’s decision not to block a three-month extension to Brexit was a relief to those in the UK who feared no deal or who still hope for no Brexit. It was also a relief to his EU partners and the institutions that there would not be yet another argument with President Macron as the protagonist.

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