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Denzil
Davidson

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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

General Politics

UK Cabinet reshuffle: What should we read into David (now Lord) Cameron's appointment?

General Politics

This week, Practice Director Lilah Howson-Smith, is joined by UK Director Alex Dawson, and Director Denzil Davidson to discuss the Cabinet reshuffle and specifically the appointment of Lord Cameron as Foreign Secretary. The team discusses what it tells us about Rishi Sunak's approach, how it will be received at home and abroad, and what to watch in the coming months for a…

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The next European Political Cycle

General Politics

Our report looks ahead to the start of a new European political cycle in 2024, with changes in the college of Commissioners, a new European Parliament, a new President of the European Council and perhaps a new Commission President. It also considers the coming set of challenges for European businesses and civil society to ensure their arguments and evidence are relevant…

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Global Month Ahead: Italian election, US midterms, and the UNGA

General Politics

Welcome to the Global Month Ahead, a new Global Counsel podcast highlighting the key events in the month to come. In each episode, Global Macro Associate Director Isabelle Trick will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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Macron wins a second term; what's next for France?

General Politics

On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term in the French elections. But his victory is complicated by the record showing of his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen. With legislative elections looming in June and the intensifying Russia-Ukraine war threatening European cooperation, what did Sunday night tell us about the future of France?

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