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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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Brexit: deal, no deal, bad no deal

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It has become something of a ritual in the past three months for political leaders on both sides of the Channel to urge the UK’s and EU’s negotiators to work “intensively” to resolve the Brexit impasse. Following Saturday’s call between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen they are to work intensively again. But intensity of…

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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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