KLG's comprehensive and coherent multidisciplinary approach to identifying, assessing, and managing domestic and foreign policy, legislative, regulatory, and trade and investment risks empowers clients to:
Address these risks as distinct points situated along a timeline which begins with public policy formulation and ends with private regulatory compliance;
Relate such risks to the often more complex environment, health and safety risks associated with their products and technologies;
Understand how these risks affect their enterprises taking into account the particular stage of company development and product/process lifecycles;
Facilitate desired value-enhancing cross-border entity-to-entity combinations, market collaborations, licensing, asset transfers and acquisitions, or other transactions in furtherance of client commercial and financial objectives;
Prevent these risks from unduly lengthening time-to-market, market access, commercialization, and investment-exit 'runways' which impede investment and the introduction and deployment of evolutionary as well as disruptive technologies;
Harness those risks capable of being converted into possible market opportunities, for the purpose of ensuring access to capital and entry to and expansion of local regional national and global product markets;
Prepare for indirect or direct participation in related regulatory and industry standards-based development efforts, and to secure product standards certification and cross-border conformity with foreign performance and process-based environmental, health and safety mandates, and consumer information labeling regimes;
Enhance and maintain proper internal due diligence, organizational vigilance and governance as both a reactive and preemptive discipline to mitigate these risks before they can materially reduce the value of key assets, especially intangibles such as intellectual property, business reputation and goodwill, and access and credibility, and before such triggers legal compliance risks that may result in substantial legal liability;
Undertake ongoing periodic internal and external review and reassessment of strategic thinking and consequent tactics, business plans, internal governance regimes, and asset, operations and supply-chain risk identification and management protocols;
Develop methods and practices for constructive public policy engagement that promote enterprise objectives and counteract arbitrage or other initiatives pursued by well-organized and financed competing interests;
Incorporate and integrate as appropriate, local cultural, legal and business practices, values and mores with interested stakeholder group concerns;
Prepare and demonstrate socially responsible and sustainable 'deliverables' that support financial and non-financial reporting objectives without impairing brand reputation or triggering legal liability; and
Inform and influence key decision-makers with original content-driven law and policy-related information and analyses disseminated through one or more reputable venues and/or distribution channels.
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