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The Risk Advisory Group

Political Risk

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What the team is known for

The Risk Advisory Group has extensive experience managing political risk for clients that are seeking to invest in emerging markets. Its political risk offering sits within its broader business intelligence services, and its global team speaks more than 45 languages. It provides actionable intelligence for clients through country risk mapping, predicting government actions and assisting with responses to legislation.

Notable practitioners

Hannah Gilkes is head of the firm's Africa-wide business intelligence and investigations practice. She is particularly adept at political mapping and analysis in connection with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, advising clients across the financial services, infrastructure, power and telecommunications sectors. "She always has a perspective and is very passionate about the work she does," says a source, adding: "She goes very deep into it." Another source says: "She is very politically savvy and has a really good read of situations in very difficult environments."

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Overview

Designed for senior leaders facing high-stakes decisions in complex political environments, our Strategic Intelligence service adds an advisory component to our usual in-country intelligence gathering. We provide the on-the-ground insights and local expertise to help our clients make decisions with confidence and clarity.

Typical scenarios include:

  • Helping M&A teams identify and evaluate acquisition targets – including assessing political risks that could threaten an asset’s commercial viability;​Working with bid teams to produce compelling proposals that resonate with key government decision makers in major tender, licensing and privatisation processes;
  • Advising corporate strategy teams considering entering new markets on potential political and regulatory hurdles and how best to overcome them;
  • Working with government affairs teams and business leaders during negotiations with governments, state-owned enterprises and regulatory agencies.

Notable practitioners/ key contacts
Chris Ferguson, Director of Strategic Intelligence
[email protected]
Huw Charles, Associate Director of Strategic Intelligence
[email protected]

Political Risk

The Risk Advisory Group

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Location

3 More London Riverside,

London

Greater London

UK

SE1 2AQ

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Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Political Risk


Hannah Gilkes
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