International Relations & Public Affairs

Avisa Partners represents its clients before major international decision-makers:
  • in fast-growing emerging markets where decision-making processes are complex and unpredictable,
  • within public bodies and institutions to monitor and influence public policy and steer their impact on the regulatory process.
The group also works on behalf of a number of institutions, states, and local governments in order to defend their interests and promote their positions.
Public diplomacy
  • Representing governments before multilateral institutions, in particular the European Union, the Council of Europe, the IMF, the World Bank, OSCE, OECD, NATO, the WTO, and UN agencies
  • Providing advice and support on diplomatically sensitive issues (international sanctions, black and gray lists, etc.)
  • Finding investors and sponsors for national and local governments, as well as for major industrial consortia
  • Local branding, strategies for developing and overseeing policies to enhance the appeal of a region and promote projects
Competition and market regulations
  • Supporting defendants or plaintiffs in cases concerning antitrust, state aid, anti-dumping and merger approvals (including procedural cases such as gun jumping or erroneous information)
  • Advocating for or against legislation, regulation and guidelines under development
  • Intervening in “hybrid” cases requiring tradeoffs between recommended competitive practices and other political and legal considerations (environment and climate change, digital platforms, energy, etc.)
  • Providing assistance on trade issues (including free trade agreements and monitoring of foreign investments, etc.)
  • Crafting persuasive economic arguments (developing objective arguments, mobilizing academia, anticipating how normative frameworks will evolve, and identifying key themes and shifts in the prevailing jurisprudence, etc.)
European affairs
  • Monitoring and analyzing public policy developments and developments concerning European and national regulation, mapping relevant stakeholders and establishing relationships with key decision-makers, tracking the repercussions of Brexit
  • Monitoring relations and contacting officials and public bodies, including ECB and financial authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA, etc.)
  • Providing assistance in European infringement procedures
  • Evaluating European tax liabilities
Business diplomacy and intermediation
  • Identifying opportunities and decision-makers, conducting market studies
  • Supporting business development initiatives as well as expansions into new markets, networking and developing local networks
  • Organizing consortia, positioning on calls for tenders, and optimizing the parameters of transactions or mediations
  • Organizing business events to complement international promotion efforts