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Franck
Thomas

Senior Associate
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Franck  Thomas

Franck is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s TMT policy practice. A telecoms engineer by training, Franck is an experienced Brussels political consultant who has advised clients in the telecoms, cybersecurity and space sectors. He has also a first-hand experience of the workings of the European Commission. 

At GC, Franck analyses and provides advice to clients on engaging with the EU digital agenda. With his twin expertise profile, he helps clients to navigate content, data and telecoms policies.

Recent examples of his work include: 

  • Advising a global telecoms company to develop and implement pan-European campaign responding to major EU policymakers’ challenges.  
  • Helping a global content platform define their positioning and engagement strategy on key EU digital proposals.
  • Working with a global telecoms firm in developing their political brand. 

Latest Insights by Franck Thomas

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Europe and the race to roll out 5G: a report from GC and the ERT

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The European Roundtable for Industry (ERT) have partnered with Global Counsel to produce a report on the state of 5G network rollouts across the continent. The review compares nationwide efforts with those of other countries around the world, and shows a lag in the European projects compared to their US and Asian counterparts.

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Europe fit for the Digital Age

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The geopolitical Commission will give practical expression to calls from Paris and Berlin for ‘strategic autonomy’ for technology. This means addressing longstanding anxiety in Paris and Berlin about falling behind the US and China in key technologies such as cloud computing and AI. This has even greater salience as evidence grows of European firms being locked in to…

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Weber’s revenge deals a blow to Macron’s European momentum

General Politics

The European Parliament’s rejection of Sylvie Goulard today is the most significant consequence yet of the fragmented European election result in May. It is a reminder of the weak position of President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and a significant blow to French President Macron. He appeared to have built on his success in securing Christine Lagarde’s presidency of the…

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