Denzil Davidson

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

Poland: a test case for EU's rule of law

General Politics

What do recent events in Poland tell us about the rule of law in the EU? Stephen Adams, Anikó Zsebik and Denzil Davidson look at how the question of EU-level legislation has collided with current events in Poland and what it means for other member states and the wider debate on sovereignty.

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Unpacking the latest NIP proposals

Trade & Manufacturing

The European Commission has released its proposals on how to ease the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. They contain far-reaching proposals in some areas, such as facilitative measures for goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. They are light on details in others. Critically, they are silent on certain issues raised by the UK government, such…

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Could Olaf Scholz be the new Chancellor of Germany?

General Politics

With the German parliamentary elections and Angela Merkel’s departure after sixteen years, the scene seems set for profound changes, with months of coalition haggling ahead. But with a change of players and, maybe, a change of parties, will much really change in German politics? And how will that affect policy at home and in the EU?

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Fiona Hill on the next phase in EU-US relations

General Politics

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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