Government Affairs

Lobbying campaigns

Lobbying is an obvious, common and necessary tool available to any entity (company, association, industry, interest group) which deems necessary to present risks posed by existing or planned regulatory or administrative barriers.

It, however, requires an intimate knowledge of legislative and decision making procedures, proficiency in application of lobbying methods and detailed acquaintance with operation characteristics of a relevant legislative or decision-making body. Numerous entities have to cooperate in order to perform an effective lobbying campaign. It requires a perfect coordination. Initiation of lobbying activities on the initial stage of a legislative or decision-making procedure significantly increases chances of success.

UNILOB experts have the necessary know-how and experience in preparation and implementation of lobbying campaigns in compliance with applicable provisions of law and lobbying methods as required to obtain goals agreed with a customer.

Monitoring and analysis of risks posed by new regulatory initiatives, draft regulations or administrative decisions

Monitoring and analysis of legislative and decision-making processes are major sources of information for large economic entities, industrial associations, organizations of entrepreneurs, associations and for all institutions and groups of citizens, whose operating effectiveness, business costs, profits or losses significantly depend on regulatory frameworks or administrative decisions applicable to their respective areas of business.

Monitoring is a long-term activity. An entity engaged in this operation does not have to incur extensive costs to gain a feeling of safety. Monitoring combined with high quality, thorough analysis prevents surprises and gives time to identify and effectively react to unfavorable legislative initiatives or administrative decisions which could obstruct further business operations. Also in this area, which precedes any potential lobbying activities, UNILOB experts have extensive experience. Professional prudency and experience prove that prior activities often determine effectiveness and eventual success of lobbying campaigns. Monitoring is crucial here.

Regulatory impact assessment

Regulatory impact assessment (RIA) constitutes a necessary element of a legislative procedure. RIA is prepared by an author of a draft regulation to simplify adoption of appropriate solutions by decision-makers. RIA presents a scope of a potential impact of a regulation as well as a balance of its costs and benefits. In order to ensure that RIA provides a reliable foundation for a rational, future regulation, it is necessary to present unbiased data and an appropriate interpretation of obtained information. It is a difficult task which requires proficiency in RIA preparation and presentation methodology. UNILOB experts trained by UK specialists have been cooperating with governmental agencies in this area since 1999. UNILOB also prepares RIA studies ordered by other, non-governmental entities which intend to participate actively in legislative processes.