Corporate & public affairs
We advise clients on how political, societal and economic developments might affect their business model, and how clients should strategically position themselves in this context.
This includes advice and counsel in advocating client positions, and recommendations for optimal government relations and corporate affairs organisational structures. Societal trends not only require companies to continually reassess their market position and adjust their business model, if necessary, they also offer new opportunities. Only an integrated approach that consistently maps and targets all relevant stakeholders can create a solid foundation for sustainable corporate success.
Ongoing monitoring of the political and regulatory environment and the credible promotion of legitimate client interests secure the “license to operate” and create new business and growth opportunities.
Contact an expert
Corporate/Public affairs strategy & advocacy
We analyse the effect of a company’s political, societal and corporate environment on its business model and develop possible approaches that reduce potential risks while creating new opportunities.
We advise companies on their strategic positioning in the political and societal landscape. We support our clients to credibly promote their legitimate interests by engaging with policymakers, regulators, and the public on both the national and European level of government.
In the course of a political and regulatory due diligence we provide clients with analyses of the political and regulatory environment of a transaction or investment decision.
Contact an expert
Competition & trade cases
Merger analysis, state aid, trade disputes and cartels – the result of competition procedures by both the EU Commission and national competition authorities – are of enormous importance to affected companies and sectors.
We help companies devise effective political and communications strategies to ensure the regulatory process takes place in the best possible context.
This can focus on industrial policy, consumer interest and welfare, the effects on employees and regions, as well as the consequences for the European Union as a whole.
Of particular importance is the political dimension of merger control procedures in major cross-border transactions.
On a national level, we develop and execute communications and third party strategies around transactions facing antitrust and regulatory reviews, including those requiring AWG or CFIUS clearance.