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GPW, a part of J.S. Held

Political Risk

2 ranked individualsBand 1Global-wideCrisis & Risk Management 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

GPW has a longstanding and respected presence in the business intelligence and investigations market. The firm, which recently merged with J.S. Held, specialises in providing bespoke political risk reports and is recognised in the industry for its stakeholder mapping of emerging markets, particularly in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Iran. In addition, GPW provides advice to clients on the risks posed by US and European sanctions, primarily against Russia and Iran.

Strengths

"This is a small but strong team that consistently delivers high quality on time and on budget. They are also generous in providing free briefings and sharing their intellectual property to clients such as their political risk maps."

"They have a pedigree in the market as one of the first movers. They seem to have a very good understanding of the CIS region and the Middle East. I know they have very good and bright analysts."

Notable practitioners

Livia Paggi manages GPW's political risk practice and is a co-owner of the firm. Paggi has garnered widespread recognition for her in-depth understanding of the Russian, Central Asian and Turkish markets. She is regularly consulted by multinational corporate clients that are looking to develop market entry strategies. "Livia is an inspiration," says one impressed client, before continuing: "She really knows her stuff when it comes to the CIS." This source adds: "Her ability to investigate and find things was fantastic." Another commentator describes her as "approachable and personable, with excellent client relationship skills."

Philip Worman manages and co-owns GPW. He has strong experience in the industry, having led political risk practices at several competitor firms. Worman is able to assist with sanctions advisory, market entry analysis, stakeholder management and evaluating potential partners' political exposure. "He never fails to deliver high-level discussions and materials across all aspects of risk," says one source. Another interviewee comments: "He has continuously delivered high-level and comprehensible work. His strengths include public speaking, producing relevant and interesting content and client relations."

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Livia Paggi
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Philip Worman
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