Senior Associate

Ross is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s trade and manufacturing policy practice. 

Ross previously worked at the Embassy of Ireland in London, where he covered the UK’s post-Brexit trade agenda, political developments in Northern Ireland, and foreign policy. Prior to that, he worked in trade strategy at the European Commission during the negotiation of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and at the Irish Parliament, Dáil Éireann. 

At GC, he supports corporate and investor clients with navigating political and regulatory developments in the trade policy sphere, as well as their engagement with senior policymakers on trade-related issues.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Working with a major pharmaceutical company to lead decarbonization of the health and life sciences sectors. 
  • Advising a private equity firm on the implications of political volatility on trade ahead of an upcoming acquisition. 
  • Providing strategic advice to a food and drink company on EU-UK talks on the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol. 

Latest Insights by Ross Nugent

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Why the time is right to pay attention to India’s increasing global influence

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This week on the Global Counsel Podcast, Senior Adviser Tiffany McDonald is joined by Associates Ross Nugent and Ed King to unpack India's growing significance in global trade and diplomatic relations. They unpack whether India can weather a global economic slowdown, the country's position towards the Ukraine war, and preview upcoming events that will shape these…

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The geopolitics and economics of the UK's biggest post-Brexit trade deal

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This week on the podcast, Associate Ross Nugent is joined by Senior Advisers Tiffany McDonald and Ong Kian Ming to discuss the UK's recent decision to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The CPTPP will give access to commerce with 11 Indo-Pacific countries, but what exactly does it mean for the UK's place in a post-Brexit world?

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