Senior Associate

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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New EU-US data transfer agreement: Reynders’ digital policy moment?


This week, the Trade and Technology Council (TTC), which has become the main forum for EU-US cooperation on digital policy, met for the second time in Saclay, on the outskirts of Paris. The TTC has played an important role in resetting the EU-US relationship. A tangible example of this improved collaboration was last month’s agreement in principle on a new EU-US data…

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Top in Tech: The Online Safety Bill and US/EU Privacy Shield


‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 

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