Senior Counsel

A monitoring product covering event-driven political risk

Overview 

The senior leadership of a global event organizer faces a set of global political and policy risks in executing their event plan in the face of significant interest from international leaders of NGOs, governments and regulatory bodies. 

Work 

We provide strategic advice, monitoring, and bespoke research to navigate the risks around the planning and delivery of the event. We deliver bespoke research on political, policy and social trends and developments and support stakeholder engagement across markets.

Impact

The client is able to manage and anticipate key risks for the business across markets and brief senior leadership on challenges and opportunities.

If you would like to hear more about this project or our corporate services offer, contact Thomas Gratowski, Senior Practice Lead, Global macro, [email protected]

A strategy for short-, medium-, and long-term internal government affairs planning

Overview 

Our client had recently restructured its government affairs and policy functions and required external support to help develop its short-, medium-, and long-term strategy and objectives for its global teams. 

Work 

We supported the client’s newly restructured government affairs and policy teams at a global and country level to formulate their 2021 and 2030 company objectives across their regional offices and head office. 

We delivered a strategic analysis drilling down into the specific initiatives and activities country team leads had set out as their goals for the coming year and identified the platforms for policy engagement across geographies that could be used to drive those agendas forward.

Impact

The client was provided with simple, effective tools for measuring progress for country teams against short-, medium-, and long-term goals. 

If you would like to hear more about this project or our corporate services offer, contact Elly Darkin, Senior Associate, [email protected]

A strategy for engaging legislative bodies transparently and substantively

Overview 

Our client had been called to appear for the first time at a legislative hearing. Having never given evidence before such a hearing, they wanted to understand both the process and protocols of the evidence process and to ensure that they used the opportunity to engage substantively on issues they cared about.

Work 

We worked with the client to developed a briefing book addressing the topics the company was likely to be scrutinised on, and to refine their argumentation for robustness and accuracy. As part of the preparation process, we ran a simulation hearing to re-create the experience of giving evidence and to help our client further refine their responses to possible lines of questioning. We also encouraged the client to use the process as a chance to reflect on their external communication with policymakers more generally.  We supported the client develop an approach which was engaging and transparent, seeking to leverage the opportunity rather mitigate against the risks.

Impact

Intensive preparation helped ensure a confident, effective committee appearance. The client was able to describe their business model clearly and simply and to expand lines of questioning into areas of interest. They subsequently used this external scrutiny to ensure their procedures were best-in-class and to demonstrate the strength of their business unit to their global HQ. The preparation process was used as a model for future engagement with policymakers, ensuring they engage with senior policymakers in an open and responsive way.

If you would like to hear more about this project or our corporate services offer, contact Ana Martínez, Practice Lead, EU policy, [email protected]