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Denzil
Davidson

Adviser
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Denzil

Denzil advises on engagement with the EU institutions and EU multilateral policy and politics. He has more than fifteen years’ experience in politics and government, chiefly in EU and financial services policy. 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 advises firms from a range of sectors on European politics and policy and provides insight on trends in financial regulation. 

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Helping clients understand what the EU’s new doctrine of strategic autonomy means for how their business will be viewed and assessed in the EU and how they can align themselves with its objectives.
  • Advising clients on market access prospects in financial services for the evolving UK/EU relationship.
  • Developing a strategy for a leading business association on how the UK can become a world leader in the fight against financial crime.

Latest Insights by Denzil Davidson

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Fiona Hill on the next phase in EU-US relations

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In-conversation with Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow at Brookings, former Deputy Assistant to the US President and Senior Director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council; and Denzil Davidson, former Special Adviser to the previous British Prime Minister and Adviser on EU and multilateral policy at Global Counsel, discussing the last four years of US…

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The G7 UK Summit: what you need to know

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Jon Garvie, Practice lead for Policy; Denzil Davidson, Adviser; and Charley Roberts, Associate, Climate and Sustainability unpack the G7 leader’s summit, which will take place from Friday to Sunday in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

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What does an EU without Merkel look like?

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Given how its neighbours have fared in comparison, the predictability – some would say the boredom – of German politics may have been a blessing. Chancellor Merkel and a CDU/CSU government have been a fixture of the EU for sixteen years. The Chancellor has long been the EU’s most important political actor and the CDU/CSU, through the EPP, its most powerful political party…

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