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Will ICSs address health inequalities in England?

Health and Life Sciences

Rosie Hill
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Welcome to the second episode of a new mini-series exploring the NHS's adoption of Integrated Care Systems, presented by the Global Counsel Health and Life Sciences practice.

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Top in Tech: Blair Levin on the history and future of US tech regulation

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Conan D'Arcy
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Few people have been as pivotal in the history of US tech and telecom regulation as Blair Levin.

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The geopolitics of: infrastructure

General Politics

Jon Garvie
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For many living in the US and the UK, encountering crumbling and inadequate infrastructure is a daily part of life. Yet, the tide may be turning. Last month's G20 Summit saw a large commitment to international infrastructure investment, and the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a rare bipartisan victory for US President Joe Biden. Why is…

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How will Integrated Care Systems address NHS workforce issues?

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Rosie Hill
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Welcome to the first episode of a new mini-series exploring the NHS's adoption of Integrated Care Systems, presented by the Global Counsel Health and Life Sciences practice.

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Top in Tech: The CHIPS Act and the UK leadership race

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Conan D'Arcy
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On this episode of Top in Tech, we are crossing the Atlantic to explore recent policy developments in the US and UK. First, Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy speaks to Senior Associate Ugonma Nwankwo about the CHIPS Act, America's long-delayed semiconductor production bill, and the narrowing political window to pass it. Then, we are joined by Associate Josh Bates…

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The final two candidates for UK Prime Minister

General Politics

Alex Dawson
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After less than two weeks of campaigning, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have emerged as the two candidates vying to replace outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The 180,000 members of the Conservative Party will now choose between the two over the summer. 

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Top in Tech: Benedict Evans on the state of the industry and the challenges of regulation

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Conan D'Arcy
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Welcome to the first episode of Top in Tech's monthly in-conversation series, where Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy will be interviewing the policymakers, thought-leaders and industry experts on the cutting-edge of tech policy and regulation. Stay tuned for our regular expert panel in two weeks' time!

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The geopolitics of: summits

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Jon Garvie
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Welcome back to ''The geopolitics of'', our new podcast mini-series exploring geopolitics in the modern age.

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Top in Tech: The future of work and streaming service regulation

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Bart Myners
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On this episode of Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Max von Thun to discuss Max's recent report on the future of workplace regulation. Is hybrid work here to stay, and what regulation do business leaders expect around topics like automation and AI? Then, Bart Myners takes us through current proposals to regulate streaming services in the UK and EU, as London moves…

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Success or failure? Unpacking the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

Trade & Manufacturing

Daniel Capparelli
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From 12-17 June, trade ministers gathered in Geneva for the long-awaited 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) and achieved agreement on a series of reforms after several years of deadlock. These include an intellectual property waiver for covid-19 vaccines, the WTO response to the pandemic, a moratorium on e-commerce duties, and the partial elimination of fisheries…

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“Nothing and no one is off the table”: a new UK approach to individual sanctions and dirty money?

Financial Services

Felix Cazalet
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UK foreign secretary Liz Truss has declared that nothing is off-limits in terms of sanctioning individuals to put pressure on Putin and his Ukraine policy. In this week’s podcast, we ask how far this no-holds barred approach is true, not just in Russia but also more broadly. Has Russia’s invasion of Ukraine fundamentally changed the UK’s willingness to go after “the bad…

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Top in Tech: Mobility policy in the UK and privacy debates in the EU

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Conan D'Arcy
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Welcome to Top in Tech, your guide for navigating and understanding the European 'tech-lash', the frontline of a new push to regulate the technology sector. Each month, the Global Counsel team will bring you inside the latest debates, proposals, and laws shaping the conversation in Brussels, London, and across the world.

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Australian elections: the international implications

General Politics

Stephen Adams
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After almost a decade of centre-right leadership, Anthony Albanese emerged as Australia’s new Prime Minister following this week's elections. Yet uncertainty remains; Albanese's Labor Party ran on few policy specifics beyond a repudiation of incumbent Scott Morrison's guarded approach to climate, and surging turnout for the Greens prevented them from securing an outright…

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The geopolitics of: technology standards

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Jon Garvie
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Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there’s been a lot of talk about the return of history. post-1989 assumptions that liberal democracy and open markets were the single models on which most countries would converge now look naïve at best.

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Decoupling of data flows: perspectives from the US and EU

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Franck Thomas
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The modern internet runs on the free flow of data across the Atlantic ocean. But as policymakers push toward different systems for the regulation of data collection, what are the implications of a decoupling of data between the US and EU?

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Are we entering a nuclear energy renaissance?

Energy & Commodities

Geoffrey Norris
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As technology advances and the world pushes to reduce emissions, are we entering a new age of nuclear power?

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Macron wins a second term; what's next for France?

General Politics

Denzil Davidson
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On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term in the French elections. But his victory is complicated by the record showing of his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen. With legislative elections looming in June and the intensifying Russia-Ukraine war threatening European cooperation, what did Sunday night tell us about the future of France?

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Top in Tech: The Online Safety Bill and US/EU Privacy Shield

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 

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