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Health and life sciences

Leveraging multi-disciplinary expertise in health policy to support commercial planning

The Health and Life Sciences practice serves a range of businesses in the pharmaceutical, health technology, and life sciences industries, as well as companies from other sectors where health policy is a factor in commercial strategy, including social care. We draw on insight from teams across Global Counsel, including technology, trade and sustainability, to provide holistic support for clients, including external challenges and practical advice to engage with the policy process.
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Regulatory insight and analysis

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Our team monitors and interprets political, policy and regulatory developments as they happen in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas. We support clients to track and anticipate regulatory and policy change in preparation, through the legislative process and into implementation at a regional, national and international level. Our monitoring ranges from national government and public sector publications to multilateral and global legislation and developments that affect the sector.

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Engaging the policymaking process

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We support clients to engage with the policymaking process, including: stakeholder analysis to ensure clients are targeting the right decisionmakers in the right place at the right time; strategic planning to ensure policy and stakeholder engagement is timely and impactful; independent convening through conferences and roundtables; and policy evidence development through in-depth primary and secondary research and advocacy collateral design. 

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Thought leadership as a route to market

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We build on our insight, analysis and government affairs work to provide a unique commercial advisory service. We help our clients build a political brand to elevate conversations with partners in government and the private sector by becoming thought leaders; building a presence with policymakers; and building a reputation with private sector clients and collaborators. Our thought leadership work is equally effective at elevating conversations with like-minded partners in the private sector. We use policy debates as neutral spaces for commercial networking and for building advocacy coalitions. 

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Assessing political and policy risk on commercial strategy

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We support our clients to understand the commercial implications of political risks and opportunities. Using our in-house expertise and GC’s global network of policymakers, we conduct in-depth due diligence research projects to provide crucial commercial advice ahead of investment decisions. 

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The health and life sciences team have demonstrated expertise in public policy and political strategy. They leverage experience from government, politics, think tanks, international organizations, and business to advise clients at all levels, including C-Suites, boards, and government/public affairs and operational teams.

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