Policy and Political Analysis and Insight

We help businesses anticipate, interpret and respond to developments in policy and politics.

We provide clients with authoritative analysis and understanding of policy and political developments across the UK and Europe. We work on high-profile regulatory and policy initiatives, transactions and competition cases, grounding our advice in persuasive, evidence-based arguments. Our team has decades of experience at the most senior levels of government decision-making in the UK and EU.

Our objective

Our objective is to drive successful outcomes for our clients, helping them manage risks and opportunities and navigate complex regulatory and political environments.
Provide clear, expert analysis of policy and political events in the UK and European markets and expert judgement on what is going on behind the scenes.

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Identify risks and opportunities and help clients set clear objectives and establish priorities.

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Identify key stakeholders and develop strategies for effective engagement.

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Develop strong arguments that will have an impact on decision-makers to achieve clients’ goals.

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Our offer

UK policy and political analysis

Geopolitics advisory

Legislative strategy

Removing trade barriers

Regulatory risk management

We help businesses anticipate, interpret and respond to developments in UK policy and politics.
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We apply our geopolitical analysis to the challenges faced by our clients, helping them identify risks and opportunities, make informed decisions and engage effectively with governments.
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We draw on our government, parliamentary and regulatory expertise to help clients understand, engage with and shape commercially relevant legislation.
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We enable our clients to navigate an increasingly complex global trading environment, helping them identify risks and opportunities to achieve their commercial objectives.
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We help businesses and investors understand, manage, and mitigate regulatory risk to maximise opportunity.
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Sectors where we can help

Energy

Flint supports companies at the heart of the energy transition to navigate the rapidly changing policy and regulatory environment that impacts investment and commercial plans.

Financial Services

Flint helps financial services institutions, from established players to growing fintechs, navigate an ever-more complex regulatory and policy landscape and understand the broader political context in which these events take place.

Food, drink and farming

Flint helps food, drink and farming clients navigate the changing regulatory and policy landscape to achieve their commercial goals.

Health and Life Sciences

Changes in health policy and regulation pose both commercial opportunities and risks.

Manufacturing and industry

We help advanced manufacturers to navigate a fast moving regulatory and policy landscape, to anticipate and manage domestic and geopolitical risk, and to take advantage of opportunities, for example in new technologies, trade, investment.

Media, entertainment and sport

Flint works with major players in the media, sports and entertainment sectors to provide strategic advice at a time where policy and regulation is seeking to adapt to rapid developments in technology and societal expectations.

Technology

We work with companies and investors in the technology sector, supporting their businesses with strategic advice on political and policy change.

Telecommunications

Flint helps telecommunications providers and investors navigate a complex and ever-changing competition, policy and regulatory landscape drawing on our deep sector knowledge and extensive senior level industry experience.

Transport

We help companies, investors, and sector bodies navigate fast-changing and complex transport policy and regulation.

Water

Flint helps companies and investors navigate the UK water sector, and the complex – and evolving – political, policy and regulatory environment in which it operates.

Our experts

Adam Marshall

Adam advises clients on policy, reputation and business strategy issues in the UK and globally

Craig Lonie

Craig supports clients on complex financial and economic matters, in regulation and competition

Dame Sue Owen

Dame Sue Owen advises clients on a wide range of UK political, economic and regulatory issues

Giles Wilkes

Giles provides advice on UK political and policy matters

Nikki da Costa

Nikki works with clients on UK legislative, policy, and regulatory issues. She works part-time for Flint

Julian King

Julian advises clients on political, policy and regulatory issues in the UK and across Europe.

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen advises clients on anti-trust, regulatory, policy developments and competition matters

Steve Unger

Steve advises clients on complex regulatory and policy developments and supports clients on competition matters

Bruno Maçães

Bruno advises clients in the tech, life sciences and financial services sectors on EU political issues and policy

Carlos Lopez Blanco

Carlos is based in Madrid and advises companies on political and regulatory issues in Spain, the EU and Latin America

Charlie Geffen

Charlie, based in the UK, advises investors & corporates on major transactions, governance & strategic business issues

David Wright

David is based in Spain & advises on international policy and regulatory developments for financial services clients

Lidia Kozlowska

Lidia is based in Warsaw & London & advises clients on Central European business, policy and regulatory developments

Philip Cordery

Philip is based in Paris and advises companies on French business strategy, policy and regulatory developments

Thomas Matussek

Thomas is based in Berlin and advises companies on German and European political and regulatory developments

Adriana Capparelli

Adriana supports clients on policy and regulation in the digital, telecoms and media sector

Anna Abela

Anna advises clients on EU and UK political and regulatory developments across a range of sectors

Becky Young

Becky advises clients on competition and regulatory matters across a range of sectors

Ed Odell

Ed supports clients on political and economic policy developments across a range of sectors

François-Joseph Schichan

Francois-Joseph advises clients on EU affairs and geopolitics across a range of sectors

James Diggle

James provides advice to clients with an interest in energy and climate issues

James Hedgeland

James co-leads our health team, having joined Flint from the Department of Health and Social Care

James Kilmartin

James advises clients on regulatory and policy issues in a range of sectors, with a focus on the UK Labour Party

Katie Whitting

Katie advises clients on policy and political issues with a focus on national security, investment and geopolitics

Joe Jones

Joe leads Flint’s work with private market clients

Jamie Graves

Jamie is part of Flint’s team providing advice on policy and political developments across a range of sectors

Marie-Louise Leijh-Smit

Marie-Louise supports clients on a variety of matters concerning competition policy, law and economics

Martin Summers

Martin works with private equity and portfolio companies on transactions and post-deal strategy and planning

Momin Hayee

Momin advises clients on costing, pricing, profitability and business rates across multiple sectors

Rohan Sakhrani

Rohan supports clients on competition, regulation and policy issues across a number of sectors

Sarah Latham

Sarah advises corporate and investor clients on policy, political and regulatory challenges across a range of sectors

Verity Ryan

Verity co-leads our health team and advises clients on policy issues involved in transaction clearance

Charlie Jackson

Charlie advises clients on UK emerging policy and political issues with a particular focus on digital technology

Ewan Lusty

Ewan advises clients on political and policy issues across a range of sectors, including digital and tech

James Hill

James is part of the Markets and Investor Advisory practice, based in London

Martin Holterman

Martin Holterman supports clients on competition and regulation matters in the UK, the Netherlands, and the EU

Maria Murray

Maria advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors

Lisa Keuper

Lisa advises clients on EU political and policy developments in particular areas of financial services and fintech.

Julia Quintella

Julia advises clients on EU policy and regulatory developments across a range of sectors

Jeremy Adams

Jeremy advises clients on energy and other regulatory issues

Patrícia Pinto e Filipe

Patrícia advises clients on competition, regulation and policy issues across a broad range of sectors

Nick Seaford

Nick advises clients on competition, regulatory, policy issues and the UK Labour Party

Matteo Panizzardi

Matteo advises clients on EU and UK political issues and policy analysis, with a focus on digital and trade

Rhys Davies

Rhys advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors

Thomas Grandjouan

Thomas advises clients on EU political and policy developments across a range of sectors

Sam Juthani

Sam advises financial service firms and investor clients on political and policy matters and on the UK Labour Party

Alex Goodwin

Alex is part of the MIA practice, working on issues relating to infrastructure, sustainability and the UK Labour Party

Alfred Burton

Alfred advises clients in the digital and cultural sectors

Andrew Barlow

Andrew advises on policy and regulatory developments across a range of sectors, including tech, digital, energy and more

Clémence Maulat

Clémence has hands-on experience in EU regulation, political issues and policy analysis

Dylan Saralis

Dylan advises businesses and investors on political, policy and commercial strategy, with a focus on private markets

Jonathan Sandler

Jonathan advises clients on a wide range of issues in competition, regulation and related policy

Ivana Bartolac

Ivana supports clients on a range of policy and regulatory issues with a focus on sustainability and energy

Isabella de Taranto

Bella advises clients on political and policy issues

Etaine Lamy

Etaine advises financial services firms and investors across a range of issues in France and the UK

Keiren Goh

Keiren advises businesses and investors across several areas including energy, geopolitics and communications

Kathryn Watson

Kathryn advises clients on political issues with a focus on trade, food and drink

Kah Loon Tham

Kah Loon advises clients on competition, regulatory, and economic issues

Jose Michaus

Jose advises clients on political and policy issues

Zoe Alipranti

Zoe advises clients on climate and sustainability issues, mainly in infrastructure and financial services

Zac Spiro

Zac advises clients on political issues and policy analysis, specialising in emerging technologies

Sumedha Batra

Sumedha is part of the Competition and Regulation practice, based in London

Philip Wilson

Philip advises clients on politics and policy, particularly Northern Ireland, Brexit, geopolitics and devolution

Pepe López-Rúa Taboada

Pepe supports clients on EU political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors

Miro Guzzini

Miro advises clients on AI/digital policy as well as political developments at EU level and in European capitals

Melissa Gordon

Melissa advises clients on political issues across a range of sectors

Megan Welby

Based in London, Megan advises a range of clients on political issues and policy analysis

Marie Lykke-Jensen

Marie advises clients on EU political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors including digital and health

Let’s discuss

We will be delighted to discuss how Flint could support you and tailor our services to help you deliver commercial success in this area.
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Challenge
A late change to an incoming prudential regime resulted in a client’s international operations being brought in scope, meaning the client would be required to hold significant additional capital. The client needed support to consider the options and make a decision about how best to mitigate the impact of this.
What Flint Did
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