PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Our public affairs offering helps clients to navigate complex regulatory and policy challenges

The role of business in society is being redefined.

Politics and policy play a crucial role in shaping the wider business landscape.

But the landscape is unstable, competitive and rapidly changing, which makes it imperative that organisations get their voices and interests heard.

Westminster, Washington and the EU

Working with our global network of public affairs partners, we help clients negotiate the complex regulatory and policy worlds. We apply our knowledge of political processes, whether in London, Washington Moscow or Brussels, to their strategic objectives.

We assess all political and regulatory risks, whether current or on the horizon, that may impact our clients’ operations, and recommend robust strategies to monitor, respond to and engage with relevant issues and stakeholders.

Getting policy makers on-side for big transactions

The UN Sustainable Development Goals serve as a powerful framework for decision makers and will underpin their judgments in the coming decade.

Politicians and society are wary about the market power of large companies.
The economic benefits of market consolidation must be weighed against the social and environmental benefits. Compelling financial rationale and sound legal strategy no longer guarantee that a major deal will be approved.

Navigating multiple regulatory and political challenges can be crucial to gaining regulatory approval while preserving the value of a transaction.

A multi-channel approach

We create integrated campaigns to help shape policy, amplify client messages and promote a unified narrative to policymakers, international organisations, opinion formers, non-governmental organisations and other key stakeholders.

Our work encompasses outreach programmes, building alliances and coalitions, thought leadership and content development.

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Andrew Hayes, Managing Partner