Government Affairs

Around the globe, the Government Affairs professionals at Lex Mundi member firms help you navigate the complex, time-consuming process of managing issues and relations with local, state, national and foreign governments. Experienced in all aspects of government relations and administrative and regulatory law, their in-depth knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes enable our member lawyers to develop strategies and solutions that preserve, protect and enhance clients’ business.

The environment in which public policy is developed is ever-changing and affected by multiple factors that include politics, culture, history, legal decisions, interest groups, precedent and daily news. The lawyers in our Government Affairs group recognize this and have indigenous insight into region-specific issues and markets; strong connections to decision-makers at the local, national and international levels; and extensive on the-ground expertise. With a thorough understanding of the complex legal and public policy issues facing clients virtually any place in the world, they know what it takes to secure the best possible outcomes.

As part of the world’s leading network of independent law firms, our Government Affairs professionals can deliver access to the skills and capabilities of more than 160 firms and 100+ countries, making Lex Mundi a global resource of unmatched depth and breadth.

Experience and Areas of Expertise

  • Represent clients in their relationships with state, provincial or country-specific governmental entities, from legislative bodies to the various departments, agencies, boards and commissions of state- and country-specific governments
  • Analyze and respond to proposed administrative rules
  • Provide advice on regulatory issues
  • Assist in drafting legislation
  • Communicate clients’ interests to legislators, bureaucrats, organizations and associations to secure a broad base of support
  • Monitor the progress of bills from introduction through the legislative process
  • Appear on behalf of clients in negotiations, proceedings and hearings
  • Lobby for state, provincial and federal legislation
  • Campaign finance
  • Government ethics
  • Coordinate legal and government relations strategies
  • Initiatives and referendum
  • Analyze how a proposed bill or regulation will impact clients’ business and contact the key policymakers on their behalf
  • Monitor and participate in policy development proceedings on behalf of clients
  • Represent clients before the European Commission

Connections to Even More Knowledge, Skills and Services

When your legal needs move beyond government affairs issues, lawyers in our network can connect you to the additional knowledge, experience, skills and services you might require from their full-service commercial law firms.