What We Do

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

We help our clients:

  • Identify emerging economic policy trends that affect the commercial and political landscape
  • Stay informed about international policy-making and standard-setting processes, as well as trade and investment negotiations
  • Understand political, legal, and regulatory challenges in specific markets

Current areas of work include:

International trade and investment policy, including major regional negotiations in the US, Europe, and Asia relating to:

  • market access for goods and services
  • intellectual property rights
  • investor protection
  • government procurement
  • product standards
  • regulatory coordination
  • currency

International financial market and regulatory developments relating to:

  • systemic risk, liquidity, capital, and margin requirements addressed by international standard-setting bodies
  • EU Capital Markets Union, financial transaction tax, and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act

Digital economy issues, including:

  • the EU Digital Single Market
  • data privacy regulation
  • data localization
  • restrictions on cross-border data flows
  • cybersecurity

Energy and climate change, including:

  • implications of US shale oil and gas abundance
  • prospects for international climate negotiations

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 and fiscal policy, especially prospects for comprehensive budget and tax reform measures