Partner, Flint Global | Author, 'Most Favoured Nation'
Sam is a leading European trade expert, who regularly advises government officials, ministers, parliamentarians and multinational companies on issues such as trade in services, regulatory barriers to trade, rules of origin, and trade and the environment.
He heads Flint Global’s Trade and Market Access Advisory Practice. He is also a senior visiting research fellow at The Policy Institute, Kings College London and trains government trade officials.
Sam was previously a member of the UK government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group (2019-2020) and has held positions as a senior advisor to the Blakeney Group, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, and the Brexit and trade lead for the environmental charity, Friends of the Earth. In his early career, he advocated for the rights of small-scale gemstone miners in Greenland, and worked with communities facing forced-land acquisition in Uganda.
Sam advises clients on UK and EU trade policy, with a particular focus on regulatory barriers to trade, customs, trade in services and Brexit.
Prior to joining Flint, Sam was a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.
He has also held positions as a member of the UK government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group (2019-2020), a senior advisor to the Blakeney Group, and the Brexit and trade lead for a prominent environmental charity.
Sam is a visiting senior research fellow at The Policy Institute, Kings College London and a co-founder of the UK Trade Forum. Sam is also an influential public commentator on trade and Brexit matters.
Sam has been featured in the BBC, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Telegraph, Politico, The i, and Sky News. He is the author of the widely-followed trade policy blog Most Favoured