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Max
von Thun

Senior Associate
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Max

Max is a Senior Associate 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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What does the takeover of a semiconductor firm say about the British government’s approach to China, tech and foreign investment?

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You might not have heard of Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) before reading this article. In global terms it is not a major player in the semiconductors sector, but the south Wales-located manufacturer now finds itself at the heart of a heated political debate about the UK’s technological competitiveness, openness to foreign investment and relationship with China.

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Top in Tech: political ads, the Web Summit and the Digital Markets Act

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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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Top in Tech: Frances Haugen, Facebook’s metaverse and the TTC

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‘Top in tech’ is a new monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team will lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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