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Ying
Staton

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Ying Staton

Ying has a background in public policy, development and international relations. She has advised senior UK politicians including the Prime Minister, having started her career in the British government where she worked in 10 Downing Street and held a number of roles in the UK Department for International Development in London and Africa.

She led Global Counsel’s Asia practice between 2013-2020, where she supported Asian and European clients on issues around trade, market entry, sustainability, access to finance and reputation management, and worked on client projects in countries including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Maldives, Nigeria and Gabon. Through GC’s partnership with ABG Advisory, she also worked on raising capital from Asia for a number of strategic projects. 

Currently, she works with Plastic Energy, a technology company focused on advanced recycling of plastics. She remains a part-time Adviser to Global Counsel. 

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Investing trends in a post-covid era

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Global Counsel convened a webinar, bringing together senior investment professionals across three continents to reflect on the critical issues shaping investment post-covid. The session was chaired by Ying Staton, GC’s advisor in Singapore and our previous Head of Asia, and featured:

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Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation

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Recent years have seen important global shifts in both the policy frameworks for screening inward foreign investment and the way in which they are applied. These shifts come against a backdrop of protectionist political rhetoric and anxieties about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) in traditionally open economies. The new landscape is exemplified by the…

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Will Britain lose Dyson to Singapore?

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Last week Dyson announced the opening of a new £330 million R&D centre in Singapore. The focus of the centre, home to Dyson’s new Global Technology Centre of Excellence, is on commercialising Dyson’s technology for global markets, including, for example, for use in smart homes. Dyson has grand ambitions to expand beyond household devices into technologies that will…

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