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Strategic advisory


We have a strong commitment to reinforcing transparency and making opaque political systems more understandable. Our strategic advisory work – coupled with the company’s reputational due diligence research – can help you navigate these potential minefields, to develop profitable, honest business in even the most difficult of jurisdictions.

Our strategic advisory work for private clients encompasses a range of services from developing market evaluation studies and strategies, to detailed political risk analysis and scenario building, and stakeholder and influence mapping.

In the political environment, we evaluate how political forces and personalised politics may impact on a client’s business. Bespoke research may involve analysis of regulatory and legislative frameworks, contextualising ministries, agencies or local corporations, and identifying key influencers and decision-makers.

Examination of the commercial environment can include feasibility studies, competitor analysis and market entry strategies in energy and other industries.

This work is undertaken by our diverse group of political scientists, security experts, economists and management consultants – supported by an extensive network of on-the-ground correspondents and trusted associates.

Our expertise includes a significant focus on Africa's energy industries. This work is carried out by our dedicated African Energy consultancy team, which includes much sought after North Africa analysts who have been following energy and political developments in the region for over two decades.

Our findings are delivered both as confidential reports and via face-to-face and telephone briefings.

View some examples of the strategic advisory and consultancy projects we have carried out, from political risk to supply and demand forecasting.

For further information on our strategic advisory capabilities please contact:

John Hamilton

To view our capabilities across Africa and the Middle East please visit our where we operate section.