Dober Partners Health Specialism

The Dober Partners team includes lobbyists and communicators who are able to support lawyers win legal cases for their clients in the court of public opinion. We understand the law, the need for confidentiality and the importance of using one specific word over another. We also understand the highly sensitive nature of media outreach around legal cases. Our team will work with you to develop an integrated communications strategy focused on advancing your legal objectives.

Legal Support Team.

We have decades of experience on numerous EU competition and trade cases, including; the biggest trade case of all time involving solar products from China; the pharmaceutical sector enquiry; one of the EU’s largest ever anti-trust investigations against a multinational; and a successful anti-subsidy trade case.  We also have relationships with numerous specialist advisers and lawyers, and can rapidly assemble a bespoke legal support team whatever the case.

EU Trade Services.

Europe is the world‘s largest exporter of manufactured goods and services, and is the biggest export market for more than one hundred countries. Trade policy is an exclusive power of the EU. When there is a trade dispute the position of the Commission, Member States and increasingly the Parliament can be critical. Dober Partners helps clients and law firms communicate with EU audiences and stakeholders including the media on sensitive trade issues, such as anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases, customs issues and bilateral trade agreements.

EU Competition Services.

The European Commission and the DG for Competition Policy have primary competence for enforcing EU competition law. The economic implications of a negative outcome of an antitrust case and the risk to reputation make it one of the most sensitive areas of EU law. The Dober Partners team has strong expertise in the fields of merger clearances, anti-trust investigations, competition audits and compliance programs. We provide various levels of service from discrete intelligence gathering to high level communication strategies. We work closely with clients and their lawyers to manage communications with the media and other stakeholders; as well as to broaden the debate within the EU institutions and member states, including national competition authorities.

Litigation Communication.

Litigation can have a devastating impact on an organisation's reputation and business. Dober Partners help ensure a company's story is heard in the face of its critics. We work together with clients to; develop communication plans and key messages; draft rapid-response documents; field media inquiries; train client spokespeople; and provide on-site support in court and at press briefings around Europe.

Laurent Ruessmann

"Dober Partners has supported my clients on a number of important legal cases before the European Commission. They provide excellent communications counsel and media relations execution."

Laurent Ruessmann, Partner, Competition and EU Regulatory, Field Fisher. Laurent is rated in the top 10 highly regarded lawyers in the trade field worldwide by 'Who's Who Legal'

John Grayston

"When we need communications and public affairs expertise, we consult the Dober Partners team first."

John Grayston, EU Regulatory Lawyer and Managing Partner of Grayston & Company.

Services

Dober Partners offers services in the following areas:

Values

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Intelligence

Dober Partners aims to publish regular articles of interest:

EU Media Relations Report

UNICEF Quiz for Children

Brussels Journalists Survey & what the findings reveal for Communicators.

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Client Case Study

Stop China Dumping March 2016

Dober Partners was contracted to deliver an ambitious project on behalf of EUROFER, the European Steel Association, and AEGIS a coalition of 30 manufacturing industry associations.

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