Media Coverage

Media Coverage

The Wall Street Journal
| U.K. Steps Up Efforts for a Trade Deal With U.S.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government launched a charm offensive in Washington this week as it seeks to secure a trade deal with the U.S. quickly after Brexit. But in reality the fate of such a deal is largely in U.S. hands. "It comes down to the question of what the U.S. is willing to settle for," said Stephen Adams a trade expert at Global Counsel.

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Euronews
| Germany and France clash over EU top job

While the Macron/Merkel axis on the next president is significant and the European Parliament is split, Tom White from Global Counsel highlighted live on Euronews that the political split across the EU national governments is also totally different to what it was 5 years ago.

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The Times
| Whoever replaces May must remember: those first decisions matter most

Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead at Global Counsel: As Conservative leadership contenders get ready for the minute Theresa May announces her resignation, prevailing wisdom in Westminster is that the winner will be the one who most successfully reflects the party’s membership on Brexit. As with all simple wisdoms, the truth is more complex. There is more at play than Brexit in winning the votes of the Tory faithful, and candidates who want to win the peace, and the war, will welcome a longer campaign that focuses on the other big issues facing the country.

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The Times
| How to avoid May's mistakes

Matt Chorley is joined by Alex Dawson, a former Home Office adviser to Theresa May who became her political director in No 10, now a Practice Lead at Global Counsel, who describes how a short leadership campaign left her unprepared for what came next.

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Asia Times
| Brexit chaos leaves dismay in Asia-Pacific

Britain’s failure to achieve a withdrawal agreement with the EU has had a very negative impact on the UK’s relationships in Asia and it could deal a serious blow to its trade with the region. “New agreements will need to be negotiated,” Ying Staton, Head of Asia at Global Counsel said. However, “Some countries have made it clear that the UK will need to offer deep concessions, if they are to secure the same preferential terms that were extended to the EU.” 

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