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Our approach

Whether we are helping clients predict, adapt to, or shape policy or regulatory change, what defines our work is a strong belief that good public policy matters

Global Counsel brings together a team with experience across the public and private sectors. Since our establishment in 2010 we have developed a range of services for corporates, investors and the public sector. Clients rely on us to help them anticipate regulatory and political change, to provide them with due diligence support and to build compelling, evidence-based campaigns to engage in policy debates. 
Whether we are helping clients predict, adapt to, or shape policy or regulatory change, what defines our work is a strong belief that good public policy matters. In a world of rapid economic, social, industrial and technological change, we believe it matters more than ever. Our clients share that commitment.
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Corporates

Anticipating policy trends to inform strategic decision-making

Our corporate clients include multinational financial services, consumer goods, energy, pharmaceutical, life sciences, technology and innovative early stage companies, amongst others.

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Investors

Understanding the impact of politics, policy and regulation on assets and portfolios

Our clients include GPs and LPs ranging from global and regional private equity funds to family offices and sovereign wealth endowment, pension and infrastructure funds.

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Public Sector 

Creating public value through technical consultancy services

Our public sector clients include governments, ministries and other public institutions. We provide technical advisory on regulatory design and specialist training in a range of policy fields. Our civil sector clients include NGOs and social impact organizations.

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Being transparent in what we do

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GC is committed to ensuring that its work on public policy engagement is conducted transparently. We are compliant with all regulatory and statutory requirements in the markets in which we operate.

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Supporting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities

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GC is committed to building diverse teams that reflect the cultures in which we work and in which all team members feel included and their contributions valued. Our full commitment to diversity can be read here.

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Engaging with public policy openly and constructively

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GC supports clients who wish to engage constructively and transparently with the policymaking process and with a firm commitment to the long-term public good.

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Exercising discretion in who we work for

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GC does not have a pre-determined set of clients or interests whom we will not support. However, we reserve the absolute right to refuse mandates that do not reflect our sense of the long-term public interest.

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Supporting clients who are proud to speak for themselves

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GC always encourages its clients to be their own advocates. We work alongside our clients in many circumstances and are proud to do so. We do not work for clients who do not wish to represent their own case in public or to policymakers.

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Working for governments but not political campaigns

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GC supports government agencies and ministries with technical consultancy and services such as policy training on a strictly non-partisan basis. We do not provide commercial services to individual politicians or political parties.

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Addressing and resolving conflicts openly

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In the course of our work GC may from time to time have to address conflicts of interest between client mandates. We resolve such conflicts before issues arise, using distinct teams and following high standards.

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Applying a consistent approach across our global teams

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GC’s statement of basic principles applies to all of GC’s operations and colleagues worldwide.