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Kirsty
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Kirsty Allan

Kirsty is a Political Due Diligence Practice Lead at Global Counsel. Kirsty has five years of experience in British domestic politics, public policy and regulation, and spent the last two years working on M&A transactions advising on political and policy exposure associated with assets in the UK.

Prior to joining Global Counsel, Kirsty worked for a political consultancy, advising private equity on the political risks of investments and working on a range of deals spanning a variety of sectors and jurisdictions. She has worked in UK politics for four years, for two former Ministers of State, from the Home Office and the Department of Health. She has also worked for the National Audit Office and for a policy think tank.

At Global Counsel, Kirsty is part of the Political Due Diligence team advising Global Counsel clients on UK and EU regulation, policymaking and politics risks within a transaction. Kirsty has worked with private equity clients on a wide range of policy areas including education, health and social care, business services and energy. She advises on opportunities at the point of investment and on strategies to manage political change through an investment cycle.

Latest Insights by Kirsty Allan

General Politics

Small parties – big deal?

General Politics

One of the general conclusions from the recent UK general election was that it had marked a dramatic return to two party politics in the UK.  Voters provided the Conservatives and the Labour Party with the highest combined share of the vote since the 1970s, at over 82%, and almost 90% of the seats in Parliament. The Conservatives saw their highest vote share since…

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May’s Manifesto – The Ins and Outs

General Politics

With the UK now set for a general election on 8 June, attention has turned to the party manifestos. Given the general expectation that the Conservatives will win a large new majority, their platform is of particular interest. With very little constraining political opposition, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has the freedom to be as innovative as her admittedly cautious…

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General Politics

Is Donald Trump about to become an exception to the ‘October 31 rule’?

General Politics

Donald Trump’s performance in the third and final presidential debate seems unlikely to do much to stem his plummeting popularity. It is not unusual for presidential campaigns to be tawdry affairs but the last couple of weeks has seen the race between Trump and Hillary Clinton shock even seasoned political commentators. The clip of audio revealing Trump’s amused…

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