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Flint Briefing Call: Crisis over, or crisis just begun: where next for the energy market?

02 Feb, 2023
Flint Partner Josh Buckland is joined by Flint experts Mary Starks former Executive Director for Consumers and Markets at the UK energy regulator Ofgem, Gregor Kreuzhuber, former advisor to two EU Commissioners and Francois-Joseph Schichan, former diplomat and political adviser to various French Ambassadors to discuss where next for the energy market. You can also download this episode here.

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Flint Briefing Call: Crisis over, or crisis just begun: where next for the energy market?

Flint Partner Josh Buckland is joined by Flint experts Mary Starks former Executive Director for Consumers and Markets at the UK energy regulator Ofgem, Gregor Kreuzhuber, former advisor to two EU Commissioners and Francois-Joseph Schichan, former diplomat and political adviser to various French Ambassadors to discuss where next for the energy market. You can also download this episode here.
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02 Feb, 2023

Green finance in 2023: Getting into gear, albeit at a lower speed 

The slightly dampened momentum we saw on green finance over the course of 2022 is unlikely to shift materially this year as governments continue to grapple with economic and inflationary pressures. The stronger focus on energy security opposed to climate action is leading to a gradual loosening of sustainability requirements. This is challenging for businesses […]
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31 Jan, 2023

Transaction clearance - our predictions for 2023

UK  National security clearance – appetite for intervention likely to grow, particularly on China, tech, and private equity transactions  In just over a year since the introduction of the National Security and Investment Act (NSIA), the Government has blocked five transactions. Proportionally, this is a much higher hit rate than comparable regimes. With Westminster broadly […]
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30 Jan, 2023

Navigating the Swedish Council Presidency 

On 1 January this year, Sweden assumed the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for a period of six months. As expected, Sweden is staying true to its “honest broker” reputation, though this time it seems to be more out of necessity than choice.   The Swedish Government faces a difficult economic and political […]
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30 Jan, 2023

Geopolitics in 2023: a transition year 

2023 looks set to be a transition year for geopolitics. Developments this year will shape the political debate ahead of major electoral events in 2024: the US, Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan will face presidential elections, the UK will in all likelihood hold a General Election, and the EU will hold the European parliament elections. 2023 […]
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27 Jan, 2023

Regulating NBFI: are authorities going too far? 

In the last two years, international workstreams to address systemic risks in Non-Bank Financial Intermediation (‘NBFI’) have moved forward with renewed vigour. As the Financial Stability Board (FSB) drives forward policy and regulatory convergence, there will be substantive policy changes in most major jurisdictions over the next decade. However, given the perceived role of NBFI […]
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17 Jan, 2023

After the winter comes spring: the maturing digital asset market

2022 was a torrid year for crypto. The bad news just kept coming: from interest rate rises that saw the price of Bitcoin plummet to multiple corporate failures because of bad business practices, notably Three Arrows, Celsius, and the most high-profile casualty FTX. The critics of crypto and wider distributed ledger technology (DLT) have stepped […]
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16 Jan, 2023

Flint Briefing Call with John Penrose MP on UK Digital Competition Policy

This briefing call discusses the government’s plans for reform of competition and regulation, in particular through the upcoming Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Rights Bill. Chaired by Partner Tim Pitt who is joined by Conservative MP John Penrose and two Flint Competition and Regulation experts, Partner Karla Perca López and Specialist Partner Giles Wilkes. You […]
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13 Jan, 2023

Policy outlook for investors 2023+

After a tumultuous political year, 2023 will see a more stable political environment in the UK. This will create opportunities for investors, but business should continue to hedge against geopolitical risk.   Below we set out some of the key opportunities and themes:  1. Companies and investors should start to engage with and prepare for Labour […]
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13 Jan, 2023

What does 2023 hold for EU and UK trade policy?

Last year the West hit Russia with debilitating trade and financial sanctions in response to its invasion of Ukraine, the US attempted to hobble Chinese technological advancement by introducing new export controls on high-end semiconductors and the tools used to make them, and governments all over considered policies designed to forcefully reorientate, onshore, and ‘friend-shore’ […]
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09 Jan, 2023
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