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Tom
King

Practice Lead, Political Due Diligence
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Tom King

Tom is a Practice Lead at Global Counsel, with over a decade of political and policy experience. He served as a caseworker and researcher over two parliaments, before helping to establish specialist political due diligence as a key service for UK investors. Tom has advised on over 100 private equity deals across diverse sectors. He has also worked in anti-corruption, investigative journalism and information advocacy at global policy forums, as well as in the Western Balkans and in the USA.

At Global Counsel, Tom continues to provide investment-focused expertise, guiding clients seeking to understand international and domestic policy frameworks and the political and regulatory initiatives that can shape markets. He also supports a number of clients across our practices, currently focusing on healthcare, education and financial services.

Latest Insights by Tom King

General Politics

Pass the remote control

General Politics

Governments’ support measures for businesses hit by covid-19 have focused on maintaining liquidity through provision of emergency credit. In the UK, government-backed loan schemes have been the main protection over the past few months – but it should be equity, not debt, that revitalises the economy and pump-primes the recovery.

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Seven lockdowns

General Policy

Along with many of our clients, family and friends, GC staff have found themselves under varying levels of quarantine this week, in some cases far from home. Here some of the team consider the covid-19 politics and policies playing out around them.

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Is technology changing what a company is?

General Policy

The company has long been the cornerstone of advanced capitalism, providing an imperfect but acceptable equilibrium between workers, executives and governments. In this podcast, Senior Director, Stephen Adams, and Practice Lead, Tom King, discuss how new technologies are knocking firms off balance, as elite workers seek different forms of compensation beyond the material.

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Anatomy of a gamble

General Politics

The news that the gambling company William Hill is to close 700 of its UK shops, threatening 4,500 jobs, will be no surprise to those following the saga of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The bookmaker has the largest estate of betting shops in Britain, with some 300 more than their nearest rival, Ladbrokes.

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