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We are the experts in policy issues

We unlock markets for technology by driving the discussions of national and regional decision-makers

Since 1999, Access Partnership has shaped policy on behalf of the world’s leading technology companies as they introduce services and products into new markets. We repeatedly create policy, regulatory and legal routes to market that are adopted worldwide, remain fair to all parties and stand the test of time.

We have established and nurtured long-term relationships with clients, including the world’s largest technology companies, start-ups and public sector organisations, and we are proud of those relationships.

We focus on policy as it affects technology, and our government relations expertise allows us to predict the future of regulation and manage the outcomes of policy trends globally. To do this, we deploy effective, proprietary and stress-tested processes that ensure our clients’ government affairs goals are met every time.

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Our expertise
Our expertise

We work to ensure that stakeholders align with the policies necessary for technology to improve lives and citizen welfare.

Our Expertise
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6 Offices worldwide allow us to offer both a global and local perspective
200+ jurisdictions where we devise strategies to overcome technical, regulatory and political barriers
60+ Employees with deep understanding of areas ranging from policy to legal and engineering.
17 The number of languages – from Arabic to Mandarin – spoken by our teams

We’re the experts on policy issues

We work to ensure that stakeholders align with the policies necessary for technology to improve lives and citizen welfare. We can see where regulations do not support innovation, and we overcome these barriers.

Our team brings together years of global expertise, country-specific experience and policy stakeholder networks around the world.

Discover our expertise

Access Partnership's strength lies in the expertise we have across five key disciplines

Access Partnership's strength lies in the expertise we have across five key disciplines

Advocacy Campaigns

We work with you to create campaigns to shape the policy narrative and build long-term relationships with decision-makers

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Compliance And Licensing

Our market analysis, monitoring and licensing capabilities remove political barriers by ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance

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Lender Advisory

We support investors with technical and regulatory due diligence to determine feasibility and long-term affordability of technical and market solutions

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Policy Analysis

We drive policy planning and leverage our insight to identify opportunities and anticipate risk

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Regulatory Strategy

We navigate the unique regulatory landscape in more than 200 jurisdictions, and design strategies to match your business

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Our practice expertise

Access Partnership is the world's leading public policy consultancy focussed on technology. We empower companies by shaping the impact of policy and regulation on their business.

Access Partnership is the world's leading public policy consultancy focussed on technology. We empower companies by shaping the impact of policy and regulation on their business.

Compliance & Market Intelligence

Honing strategies to secure access to emerging and established markets

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Data Policy & Trust

Unlocking the value of data, while limiting regulatory risk

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Infrastructure

Our technical know-how supports technology innovation and global policy goals

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Multilateral Organisations

We work across governments and regional organisations to secure the most sustainably business-friendly result.

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Our People
Our People

People are at the heart of our business. We have more than 60 specialists working from six different offices, whose skills range from policy issues to legal and regulatory.

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Insights

Our insights and topical opinion pieces offer a timely take on technology and government policies worldwide.
Yahoo News: US-China tech war: can Washington take a leaf out of Beijing’s plans on strategic technologies?

Yahoo News: US-China tech war: can Washington take a leaf out of Beijing’s plans on strategic technologies?

Access Partnership’s Richard Upchurch is quoted in Yahoo News on the topic of the White House’s new strategy for “critical...

23 Oct 2020 Press
Upcoming Webinar: What Comes Next? The Future of Digital Policy in the Middle East

Upcoming Webinar: What Comes Next? The Future of Digital Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East’s tech ecosystem continues to grow exponentially, with a new golden age of science and technology emerging across...

22 Oct 2020 Events
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s National Strategy for Data and AI

Introducing Saudi Arabia’s National Strategy for Data and AI

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a growing digital and technological powerhouse. According to the European Centre of Digital Competitiveness...

22 Oct 2020 Opinion
South China Morning Post: US-China tech war: can Washington take a leaf out of Beijing’s plans on strategic technologies?

South China Morning Post: US-China tech war: can Washington take a leaf out of Beijing’s plans on strategic technologies?

Access Partnership’s Richard Upchurch spoke to the South China Morning Post about the White House’s strategy for “critical and emerging...

21 Oct 2020 Press