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Max
von Thun

Associate Director
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Max is an Associate Director in the technology, media and telecoms policy practice. Max has several years of experience working in Westminster covering the intersection of technology, business and public policy. Before joining Global Counsel, he advised the Liberal Democrat leadership and parliamentarians on economic policy and held research roles at think tanks the Centre for Entrepreneurs and the Royal Society of Arts.

At GC, Max advises clients on technology and business policy in both the UK and EU. His areas of expertise include competition policy, investment screening frameworks, industrial policy and the future of work. 

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Advising technology companies and investors on the evolution of investment screening frameworks in the UK and EU member states.
  • Working with a leading European hardware manufacturer on a pan-EU campaign to promote the economic and sectoral benefits of 5G.
  • Advising investors and gig economy platforms on the rapidly evolving employment policy landscape at the UK, EU and member state levels.

Latest Insights by Max von Thun

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The EU and US Chips Acts: Mutually beneficial or zero-sum game?

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Following the severe disruption in semiconductor supply chains that began during the covid-19 pandemic, governments around the world are taking action to bolster supply chain resilience and strengthen their domestic industries. The US and the EU are no exception, with the Biden administration signing the CHIPS and Science Act into law last month, and the European…

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Back to school in Brussels – where next for digital policy?

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As the long summer days start drawing to a close and Brussels gradually awakens from recess, attention is shifting towards the EU’s policy agenda for the autumn. While digital policy has been a cornerstone of the current Commission’s legislative agenda so far, there is a sense that tech is set for a downgrade as other challenges – above all the war in Ukraine, inflation…

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Top in Tech: is tech policy still an EU priority?

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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate Director Max von Thun and EU Policy Practice Director Ana Martínez to discuss the past year in EU tech policy. Has the Ukraine conflict upended the European Commission's focus on tech, and what have been the big policy achievements so far?

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Top in Tech: The future of work and streaming service regulation

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On this episode of Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Max von Thun to discuss Max's recent report on the future of workplace regulation. Is hybrid work here to stay, and what regulation do business leaders expect around topics like automation and AI? Then, Bart Myners takes us through current proposals to regulate streaming services in the UK and EU, as London moves…

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