Senior Associate

Kelly is a Senior Associate in the political due diligence practice at Global Counsel. Kelly has previously worked for the UK civil service. In HMRC, she investigated money laundering and VAT fraud. At the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office she helped manage a global program helping partner countries improve their anti-corruption capabilities through legislative and operational changes. Most recently at HM Treasury, she assessed tax policies’ compliance with subsidy obligations, assisted development of the Subsidy Control Act, and collaborated on the subsidy and competition elements of international trade agreements.  

At GC, Kelly works within the political due diligence team advising investors on the political and policy risks and opportunities of asset purchases. 

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising an investor on the risks and opportunities in relation to the apprenticeship and further education sector. 
  • Drafting client notes on the implications of the Renters Reform white paper. 
  • Supporting an international education finance company understand the UK’s school system. 

Latest Insights by Kelly Satchell

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The IRA and GDIP: Much more than just a subsidy war

Financial Services

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has fired the starting gun on what is likely to be a new era of industrial policy around the green transition and, set alongside the CHIPS Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, marks a wide shift in US policy. It has also triggered an anxious response from the EU with the Green Deal Industrial Plan (GDIP), and although they are often…

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What are the UK's options in the face of an EU-US clean tech subsidy race?

Trade & Manufacturing

The US’ Inflation Reduction Act and the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan potentially pose a challenge for mid-size markets like the UK caught between these two fronts of evolving industrial policy. But what exactly is at risk? Does the UK’s new Subsidy Control Act give the country scope to respond? And what other constraints might define the way the UK – and other similar…

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