Practice Director

Jon leads Global Counsel's International Policy practice. He has more than fifteen years of government experience working across UK, EU and multilateral policy development and negotiations.

He has advised senior politicians and policymakers in the Northern Ireland Office, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the Cabinet Office on a broad range of economic, foreign and security policy issues, both in the UK and overseas. He has also worked extensively on organisational strategy and delivery in line departments, embassies and across Government.

At Global Counsel, he advises clients on international politics, the policymaking process and the design and delivery of training programmes. 

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The geopolitics of tax: what if BEPS fails?

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In November 2021, over 135 countries signed up to the OECD / G20 ‘Inclusive Framework’ to reform international taxation rules. The two-pillar plan aims to ensure that multinationals pay their fair share of tax wherever they operate, regardless of where they are headquartered. The agreement looked like a triumph for multilateralism. But 18 months on, the two supposedly…

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Global Month Ahead: G20 Meetings, China Two Sessions, and the UK Budget

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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come. This month, Health and Life Sciences Senior Associate Rosie Hill will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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Regulatory diplomacy: new frontiers?

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From Brussels to Beijing, diplomats are increasingly focused on winning the battle to establish the standards and norms governing emerging technologies. New structures for Whitehall departments may be a step in the right direction for the UK. 

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