The Global Counsel team work globally from our offices in Brussels, London, Singapore, Washington DC and Doha.
Global Counsel EU provides advice and strategic support to businesses navigating political, policy and regulatory developments in the EU institutions and EU member states.
Our advisers can interpret and anticipate the impacts of EU policymaking and help clients develop plans for engaging with, and adapting to EU policy change. We can advise on the full spectrum of EU policymaking and regulation, from the core EU domestic agenda to quasi-judicial procedures such as competition and trade defence cases and trade negotiations with non-EU countries.
Our advisers in Brussels combine decades of experience working with the European Commission, European Parliament and member states in the EU Council. They are supported by a network of policy specialists in EU capitals with experience in every area of public policy and political communication.
Global Counsel’s UK team have spent decades making and advising on public policy at the highest levels within Whitehall and Westminster. We help clients build strategies which reflect the unprecedented political and policy uncertainty facing corporates and investors located in, or investing in, the UK.
While Brexit dominates the British news cycle, much of our UK work is grounded in the day to day detail of domestic and devolved policymaking – often just as critical to commercial decision-making. Our multidisciplinary team includes economists, sector specialists and experts with detailed knowledge of parliamentary and legislative procedure.
Global Counsel’s work in Asia focuses on cross-border trade and investment between Asia and Europe. We have worked with Asian companies going global and with multinationals seeking to take advantage of the dynamic growth of Asia’s markets. Our clients have included multinationals, Asian family-owned businesses, state-owned companies, start-ups and funds.
Drawing on the resources of our offices in Singapore as well as the team in London, we have supported Asian corporates and investors to address market access challenges and to realise investment opportunities in Europe, and European and American multinationals to develop strategies attuned to political and policy realities in Asia. We work on long-term policy and reputational challenges, politically-driven events and on specific transactions.
Global Counsel's work in the United States focuses on supporting firms and investors with exposure to US public policy who are seeking to understand how regulatory, legislative and other policy trends at the federal or state level will impact asset-level transactions or their portfolios as a whole.
These efforts build on a strong track record that Global Counsel has developed in serving investors in Europe and Asia. Our work with investors also means we can leverage this experience in supporting US-based clients to secure a deeper understanding of wider policy and regulatory issues outside of the US.
Based in Washington, DC, our US office is part of a wider team of professionals globally who can assess for clients cross-border policy issues in which the US plays an important role.
Global Counsel’s work in MENA focuses on supporting international investors and corporates understand how the political dynamics of the region will impact on their assets, businesses or future plans. This work has focussed on the key themes relevant to the region ranging from the shift to net zero through to trade disruption.
In recent years, we have expanded our support for clients based in the region where we have guided them on wider geopolitical issues and interpreted these trends for regional institutions or businesses.
With an office in Doha, we have a full time team on the ground and these colleagues are backed up by our other four offices to provide the best possible support for our clients.