Political and Policy 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 political and policy 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 political and policy events in 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 impact with decision-makers to achieve clients’ goals

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Our offer

UK policy and political analysis

Geopolitical analysis and horizon scanning

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.

Insights

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.

Philip Rycroft

Philip advises clients on UK political and regulatory issues, particularly concerning Brexit.

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.

Claus Grube

Claus supports clients on national politics in Nordic countries, policies & regulatory issues in the EU/Nordic region.

David Wright

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

Ian Wright

Ian Wright is based in the UK and advises clients in the food and drink and consumer goods sectors.

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 in the digital, telecoms, media and energy sectors.

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

François-Joseph advises clients on EU political and policy developments across a range of sectors.

James Diggle

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

James Hedgeland

James works across both Flint’s Markets and Investor Advisory and Policy and Political Advisory practices.

James Kilmartin

James advises clients on regulatory and policy issues in a range of sectors.

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 equity and fund 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 is a director in the Markets and Investor Advisory practice

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 Gannaway

Sarah supports clients on policy, political & regulatory issues across a range of sectors but chiefly financial services

Sarah Latham

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

Stef Lehmann

Stef advises corporate and investor clients on transport and infrastructure.

Verity Ryan

Verity advises on policy issues involved in transaction clearance.

Anna Trevers

Anna advises clients on political issues and policy analysis

Ana Panchevska

Ana advises clients on EU political, policy and regulatory developments across a range of sectors.

Charlie Jackson

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

Claudia Catelin

Claudia advises clients on political and policy issues.

Charlotte Chase

Charlotte advises clients on political and regulatory risk.

Ed Gibbs

Ed advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Ed Mills

Ed Mills advises clients on regulation, competition and economic issues, particularly in network industries.

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 Tjader

Maria advises clients in various sectors on Brexit, trade policy and geopolitics.

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.

Jodie Gallagher

Jodie advises clients on policy and regulatory issues, with a particular focus on healthcare. She is based in London.

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 and policy issues.

Matteo Panizzardi

Matteo advises clients on 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 works in the Markets and Investor Advisory practice and is based in London.

Zach Burnside

Zach advises clients on EU political, policy and regulatory developments across a range of sectors.

Alex Goodwin

Alex is part of the Markets and Investor Advisory practice, working on infrastructure and sustainability issues.

Alexandra Ponsardin

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

Alfred Burton

Alfred advises clients in the digital and cultural sectors.

Ana Ukleba

Ana supports clients on policy and regulatory issues across a range of sectors including digital, tech and energy.

Andrew Barlow

Andrew advises clients on political and policy issues.

Clémence Maulat

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

Conor Sewell

Conor advises clients on political and policy issues, particularly in financial services and crypto.

Corentin Lescroart

Corentin advises clients on EU political, policy and regulatory developments across a range of sectors.

Dylan Saralis

Dylan advises businesses on political and regulatory risks, with a focus on private equity and financial services.

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 digital.

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.

Felix Peckham

Felix advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Keiren Goh

Keiren advises clients on a range of policy matters and is based in London.

Kathryn Watson

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

Kah Loon Tham

Kah Loon advises clients on competition, regulatory, and economic issues. He is based in London.

Julia Jouvençon

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

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.

Tamim Kalaji

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

Sumedha Batra

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

Pierre Andrews

Pierre advises clients on digital regulation, parliamentary procedure and UK politics.

Philip Wilson

Philip advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Pepe López-Rúa Taboada

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

Miro Guzzini

Miro Guzzini advises clients on European political developments and digital policy.

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.

Koyin Fuwa

Koyin advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

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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Case Study Title
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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