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Elly
Darkin

Senior Associate
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Elly Darkin

Elly is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s trade and manufacturing policy practice. She previously worked at the Department for International Trade and has experience supporting companies to navigate complex market access barriers in export markets. 

At Global Counsel, Elly works with clients across a range of sectors to address practical barriers to trade and to engage with senior policymakers on trade-related topics. 

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Supporting clients in the automotive and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors to adjust their supply chain operations to meet new rules of origin requirements for EU-UK trade.  
  • Advising corporates and trade associations in the life sciences sector on their advocacy strategies towards ongoing UK trade negotiations. 
  • Working with a food and drink company to devise a ‘regulatory diplomacy’ strategy to reduce non-tariff barriers in export markets and to increase cross-border collaboration on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.

Latest Insights by Elly Darkin

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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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The UK border in 2021-2022 changes ahead for importers

Trade & Manufacturing

On a recent Global Counsel event, hosted in collaboration with clearBorder UK, Stephen Adams, Senior Director; Elly Darkin, Senior Associate; and Christopher Salmon, founder of clearBorder UK discussed the border changes to expect over the next year. 

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Making Open Strategic Autonomy work – European Trade in a Geopolitical World

Trade & Manufacturing

Global Counsel has supported the European Roundtable of Industrialists in producing a flagship report on the EU’s trade policy and the challenges faced in more complex geopolitical environment. The report argues that being open to trade is a source of strength for supply chains, rather than weakness, and suggests how the EU might best put into practice its new policy of…

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Could an intellectual property waiver boost Africa's vaccine rollout?

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Elly Darkin, Associate in the Trade & Manufacturing Practice, and Isabelle Trick, Senior Associate in the Global Macro Practice, discuss vaccine rollout in Africa and whether a temporary intellectual property waiver for vaccines will help or hinder efforts to vaccinate Africa and the wider developing world.

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