Insights

General Politics

What comes after Spain’s election?

General Politics

Following an afternoon event, Senior Associate Ana Martínez is joined by Charles Powell, director of think tank Real Instituto Elcano, and Laura Bardone, country head for Spain in the European Commission's DG ECFIN, to discuss the outcomes of the recent Spanish elections and potential policies of a left-wing government and what it means for Spain’s ambitions in the EU.

Read more
Financial services icon

The future of finance with Paul Myners and Huw van Steenis

Financial Services

Global Counsel financial services practice lead, Adam Terry, talks to GC vice-chair and former UK City minister, Paul Myners, and Huw Van Steenis, whose major report for the Bank of England on “the future of finance” was published earlier this year.

Read more
General Policy icon

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.

Read more
General Policy icon

Realising the future of urban mobility

General Policy

Alongside our recent report produced with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Practice Lead Alex Dawson, Adviser Leo Ringer and Senior Director Stephen Adams discuss the challenge of how we make sure people use cars in a more efficient, cleaner, cheaper, smarter way, leading to greater use of public and active transport.

Read more
Sustainability icon

The shifting politics of climate change with Caroline Lucas MP

Sustainability

WORLD: Following a breakfast event on the shifting politics of climate change, Practice Lead for Climate and Sustainability, Elizabeth Beall, sat down with our guest Caroline Lucas MP to discuss what's causing a shift, thoughts on a Green New Deal, and what sectors are likely to see the greatest changes ahead.

Read more
General Policy icon

NHSX: getting the basix right

General Policy

Global Counsel Senior Director, Stephen Adams, Practice Lead, Tom Smith and Senior Associate, Giulia Corsi discuss her latest blog on the launch of NHSX, its objectives, and its chances of succeeding.

Read more
Sustainability icon

The future of food

Sustainability

Are consumer preferences the main drivers behind the public policy changes? How should food systems change to meet growing demand, from increasing productivity, reducing waste and changing diets? Listen to Senior Director, Stephen Adams, Practice Lead for Sustainability, Elizabeth Beall and Associate, Mollie Brennan discuss the future of food in the UK, Europe and…

Read more
Trade and Manufacturing icon

Living with a changing US approach to trade policy

Trade & Manufacturing

WORLD: Following an event with European Commission DG Trade representative with businesses, trade unions and EU member states representatives, Global Counsel Senior Director, Stephen Adams, Head of Europe, Tom White and Practice Lead for Trade, Daniel Capparelli, discuss EU-US trade tensions, including Trump’s trade policy and new trade agreement negotiations, challenges…

Read more
Trade and Manufacturing icon

UK-US Trade: Is the NHS ‘on the table’?

Trade & Manufacturing

Global Counsel Practice Lead for UK Politics and Policy, Alex Dawson, is joined by Senior Director, Stephen Adams and Practice Lead for Public Services, Tom Smith, to discuss the NHS and its status in any future trade talks with the US in a post-Brexit United Kingdom, following on from President Trump's comments this week on his state visit to the UK and Ireland.

Read more
General Politics

Will elections in Europe and Ukraine change EU-Russia relations? With Nicu Popescu

General Politics

RUSSIA & CIS: Following a lunch event, Practice Lead for Russia, CIS and CEE, Alexander Smotrov and Nicu Popescu, Director of the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, discuss recent elections in Europe and Ukraine, and their potential impacts on EU-Russia relations.

Read more
General Politics

The race for a new Conservative leader

General Politics

UK: Senior Director, Stephen Adams, Practice Lead for UK Politics and Policy, Alex Dawson, and Senior Associate, Joe Armitage, discuss the process of selecting a new leader for the Conservative Party, differences from the leadership race in 2016 and potential front runners.

Read more
General Politics

China in Europe: systemic rival or strategic partner?

General Politics

Global Counsel Senior Director, Stephen Adams and Senior Associate, Jens Presthus, discuss his recent blog about China’s relationships with the EU and individual European states.

Read more
General Politics

Are competition regimes ripe for change?

General Politics

Global Counsel Chief Economist, Gregor Irwin, and Head of Europe, Tom White, discuss Gregor's recent blog on why policymakers are coming under increasing pressure to reform competition regimes.

Read more
General Policy icon

The politics of M&A with Peter Mandelson and John Fingleton

General Policy

UK: After a breakfast roundtable event, GC Chairman, Peter Mandelson and Fingleton Associates founder and CEO, John Fingleton, discuss the politics of mergers and acquisitions in the UK, Europe and globally.

Read more
General Politics

China's two sessions and their implications for foreign investors

General Politics

ASIA: Global Counsel Head of Asia, Ying Staton, and Senior Associate, Brigitta Kinadi, sit down in GC's Singapore office to discuss recent economic developments in China and the implications of the two sessions.

Read more
General Politics

Crimea: lost but not found

General Politics

Five years after the annexation of Crimea, GC Senior Director Stephen Adams and Practice Lead Alexander Smotrov look at how this event has impacted President Putin’s approval ratings, Russian economy, Crimean population and Ukrainian politics.

Read more
Sustainability icon

The circular economy and the UK's Waste and Resource Strategy with Mary Creagh MP

Sustainability

Following a client breakfast, Practice Lead for Sustainability Elizabeth Beall sat down with Mary Creagh MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, to discuss the circular economy and the UK's Waste and Resource Strategy.

Read more
General Politics

Brexit and political risk for US investors

General Politics

UK: Global Counsel Senior Director Stephen Adams and Chief Economist Gregor Irwin discuss US investors' attitudes to Brexit, looking at challenges and opportunities for US investors in a post-Brexit UK, following Gregor's recent trip to North America.

Read more