Our offices in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dakar, London and Washington DC give our clients global coverage to help realise their policy goals. These locations allow our staff to better engage in key markets, and affect regulatory policy in both developed and emerging markets.
We deliver the right outcome because we:
Understand the nexus between new technology and the development of public policy
Devise and execute advocacy strategies
Build and manage coalitions
Leverage technical expertise for sound policy positions
Provide early warning of regulatory and political changes and advice on how to manage them
Identify and influence executive decision makers
Engage and educate policy-makers in terms meaningful to their constituency
Draft inputs to consultations and multilateral processes
Leverage our reputation as a technology policy leader in national, regional and international forums.
We ensure market access for your product or service. We leverage long-standing relationships with regulators, policy makers and international institutions so that we can update national regulations to meet your needs, influence trade negotiations and outcomes of multilateral events.
Access Partnership provided trade promotion advice and mechanisms to increase inward-bound investment missions to the economy. The project included representation of the client before the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, other key ministries, major industry stakeholders, and at UK party political conferences.
Spectrum Strategy for UK and US Government Agencies
Access Partnership developed a roadmap for ensuring the United Kingdom was able to secure more international radiofrequency resources for national stakeholders. Work included a survey and consultation process with stakeholders across the country. Recommendations emerging from a similar project in the United States were included in a report to the President of the United States for implementation.
Access Partnership was retained by a multinational operator to monitor, predict, and articulate significant new trends in the European Union’s data management, cloud computing, and telecommunications sector, and then to develop engagement strategies to address the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities they presented.
Spectrum Strategy for UK and US Government Agencies
Access Partnership developed a roadmap for ensuring the United Kingdom was able to secure more international radio frequency resources for national stakeholders. Work included a survey and consultation process with stakeholders across the country. Recommendations emerging from a similar project in the United States were included in a report to the President of the United States for implementation.
Access Partnership obtained government permission and “franchise” to launch a trade association of local and multinational firms to provide advice and guidance to the national policymaker and regulator. This has improved visibility of companies into local policymaking, and has been successful in reaching business-friendly solutions to difficult regulatory problems.
Access Partnership ran a 24-month campaign with our client’s technical and business teams to introduce a disruptive new broadband technology to African regulators in advance of market launch. The process ensured national governments’ comfort with and comprehension of the technology, and has ensured regulatory approval and smooth market entry. This campaign was conducted in individual markets and in the International Telecommunication Union.
Access Partnership negotiated with the Government of Japan to create a first-ever licence type. The new instrument enabled our client to provide strategic support services where previously no one could and, uniquely, involved three parties: a foreign company, the Government of Japan, and a Japanese telecommunications service provider.
Managing the Regulatory Environments for Cloud and Big-Data
Access Partnership conducted risk assessments across South East Asia geographies and policy disciplines, developing and executing proactive engagement strategies for each and modifying harmful proposals before they become law.
Secured Language for Managing New Technology Issues in Trade Agreements
Access Partnership successfully supported client positions in the Information Technology Agreement and bilateral negotiations between the US and Korea. Today we are successfully helping clients draft and lobby approaches to cross-border data transfers in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trade and Investment in Services Agreement.
Access Partnership lobbied regional aeronautical safety organisations as well as the International Civil Aviation Organization to ensure acceptance of a new in-flight communications technology in markets across the globe.
Access Partnership ensured that the International Maritime Organisation reviewed and assessed our client’s global safety service to enable the communications technology to be installed on vessels across the world for the long term.
Build Profile of Sales and Marketing Teams with Government CIOs
Access Partnership helped a major hardware company engage with a multilateral lending institutions, including the World Bank, to master their internal procurement processes and introduce development-enhancing technology into their international projects.
Access Partnership undertook this task on behalf of an Internet Service Provider that suffered from the perception of being overly exposed in one market. The project team organised a stakeholder engagement plan through the United Nations in New York, and identified administrative changes that launched the “internationalisation” of the company.