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Max
von Thun

Senior Associate
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Max is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel, supporting the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications clients. His specific areas of focus are competition policy and its evolving role within the digital economy, questions around data usage and ownership, and the policy implications of the emergence of the “gig economy”. 

Max has several years of experience working in Westminster, where he focussed on the intersection of technology, business and public policy. Before joining Global Counsel, he advised the Liberal Democrat leadership and parliamentarians on economic policy, and prior to this held research roles at think tanks the Centre for Entrepreneurs and the Royal Society of Arts. Max is also an active media commentator and has been published in City AM, the Telegraph, CapX and the Huffington Post. He speaks French and German.

Latest Insights by Max von Thun

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The UK Supreme Court has issued its ruling on Uber – what next?

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On Friday, the UK Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers. It concluded that Uber drivers are “workers”, a form of intermediary status in UK employment law which provides individuals with some, but not all the rights enjoyed by permanent employees, including minimum wage and paid holiday. The ruling was the latest and last in…

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Digital reckoning? The Biden administration and prospects for greater transatlantic alignment on digital competition

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Policymakers’ concerns about Big Tech’s market power are nothing new. The European Commission has been launching antitrust investigations against the likes of Google, Facebook and Apple for over a decade. However, efforts to rein in big tech reached a new plateau in 2020, with the EU and the UK publishing detailed proposals for “ex-ante” regulation of large technology…

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Regulating the gatekeepers: recent big tech policy in the US and Europe

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Senior Associates Miranda Lutz and Max von Thun join Senior Director Stephen Adams to analyse what anti-trust law proposals in the US, UK and the EU mean for tech companies operating in each of these respective jurisdictions and question whether reform can truly be meaningful without international collaboration.

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The National Security and Investment Bill

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Stephen Adams, Senior Director, and Max von Thun, Senior Associate, presented a webinar on the UK's National Security and Investment Bill currently making its way through Parliament. The bill contains proposals for a new, far more stringent UK national security investment screening regime that would replace the existing system enshrined in the UK Enterprise Act.

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