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The relationship between business and government around the world remains in an uncertain state. Despite global turbulence in political systems, economic upheaval, and a global pandemic, one fact remains the same: every government action creates winners and losers. These changes present companies worldwide with significant challenges—and opportunities.

Our global Policy and Regulatory practice is unique in its focus across our fully integrated platform on the intersection of business and government. We recognize the real impacts that government action or inaction can have in achieving business objectives. Our lawyers and policy professionals from around the globe draw on their deep, collective experience working with and in government to help clients consider and address the legislative, regulatory, and judicial options available to them. As business issues increasingly involve multiple government authorities, our global reach, with offices in nearly 20 world capitals and US state capitals, allows us to develop and execute coordinated government engagement strategies in multiple locations.

Entities and organizations that engage with government will find opportunities and benefits, including new legislation, funding programs, and regulations that provide valuable and competitive advantages. Threats also exist. Political institutions around the world face great pressure to examine the causes of the crisis and to seek to punish those deemed to have acted improperly. Businesses and their leadership face aggressive regulatory enforcement actions, high-profile legislative investigations and hearings, and new regulatory regimes.

These challenges often take place simultaneously, and navigating these waters successfully requires careful strategy and preparation with the help of strategic advisers to deal with the multiple jurisdictions involved. Success in this dynamic environment requires participants to synthesize a wide range of highly specialized information and to make judgments that draw upon inputs from a variety of disciplines. Our lawyers and policy professionals, who have hundreds of years of combined experience working in government—both in executive and legislative branches—around the world, help our clients achieve such success.

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