What We Do

 

Clients rely on our advice to anticipate and seize opportunities in the global marketplace, while mitigating political, economic, and regulatory risk.

We advise leading multinational companies in four principal ways:

  • We identify emerging policy trends and synthesize disparate global developments to help clients appreciate the effect on their business and key markets.
  • We help clients assess the political, legal, and regulatory challenges in specific markets.
  • We help clients determine their objectives in international regulatory and negotiating contexts.
  • We assist clients in understanding complex political environments and the interests of their diverse stakeholders.

Current areas of focus include:

Geopolitical, trade, and economic policy developments involving the United States as well as major economies in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Intersection of national security and economic policy, including with respect to:

  • cybersecurity
  • supply chain security
  • reviews of inbound investment, including the US Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA)
  • export control regimes, including the US Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA)
  • sanctions regimes
  • trade remedies 

 

International financial market and regulatory developments relating to: 

  • systemic risk
  • financial technology
  • liquidity
  • capital
  • margin requirements addressed by international standard-setting bodies (e.g., the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the Financial Stability Board)

 

Digital economy issues, including:

  • cross-border data flows
  • data localization
  • interoperability of privacy regimes
  • cybersecurity at the national and international levels

 

Trade policy developments, such as bilateral, regional, and multilateral negotiations, international trade and investment disputes, and US trade and investment policy initiatives.

Brexit and the future of UK-EU relations.

International tax policy, including proposals in international forums (e.g., G20 and OECD) to address revenue base erosion and profit shifting.

Investment climate and macroeconomic assessments for investors interested in Asian, Latin American, European, and African markets.

US economic policy and fiscal policy, including on monetary policy and exchange rate issues.