Covid-19

Coronavirus is bringing health threats to life and disruption to business and society on an unprecedented scale. Events are moving quickly and the timeline for the pandemic remains uncertain. With a team drawn from the worlds of public policy and business, Global Counsel have moved swiftly to support clients as they navigate this turbulent environment, what it means for their people, supply chains, and businesses processes. As governments develop their economic response to the pandemic, we are analysing policy developments around the globe and helping clients understand and influence them.

If you would like to learn more about our approach and how we are helping companies and investors respond to the challenges which the pandemic is posing please contact us here.

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Covid-19 and the gig economy: watershed moment or flash in the pan?

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Max von Thun
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The accelerating spread of Covid-19 in the UK has raised concerns around the vulnerability of self-employed workers in the gig economy, who among other entitlements lack the statutory sick pay available to employees. If suspected of having the virus, many will be forced to choose between losing pay by self-isolating themselves or continuing to work while ill – putting…

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Maybe drug prices should be high: covid-19 scrambles the DC debate over Big Pharma

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Erin Caddell
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President Trump and his two remaining rivals for the White House do not agree on much. But even these bitter political opponents concur that US drug prices are just too darn high.

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Covid-19: how to assess the economic and business impact

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Gregor Irwin
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There are three main channels through which coronavirus will impact on economies: disruption, threats to resilience and confidence. Disruption may mean that some markets do not function normally and require quantity rationing, creating unfamiliar dilemmas for businesses and governments. Threats to resilience may be compounded as businesses seek to protect themselves from…

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