We are delighted to announce Baikal Communications Group has joined the CLCA network as its representative firm in Russia.
Bell Yard Communications’ founder and director, Melanie Riley and senior consultant, Louise Beeson, both feature in Lawdragon’s Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy & Consulting 202
Bell Yard Communications’ founder and director, Melanie Riley, was quoted in the UK’s financial newspaper, Financial News, alongside other PR gurus, on the importance of championing racial diversity in companies that have come out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The COVID-19 crisis is a challenge for all of us, and in these times of universal struggle accurate information and the use of adequate communications channels is of paramount importance. Best practice sharing and the exchange of knowledge and skills will be key to address the crisis communication challenges ahead in the world of business & politics.
Therefore, this brief initiative of the Crisis & Litigation Communicators Alliance attempts to lay out a short assessment of government communications and measures around the COVID-19 crisis with particular focus on Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. The report can be found here
When you’re managing a crisis, it’s important to include a communications strategy with your legal plan.
PR pros and legal experts often find themselves at loggerheads over what to disclose, what to address publicly and what to keep close to the vest. For PR pros looking to convince lawyers and leadership teams, it’s helpful to rely on certain guidelines.
Asian corporate leaders are generally more self-effacing than their Western counterparts when handling corporate and legal disputes, preferring to keep conflicts away from the public eye. The passive approach towards tackling crisis communications sometimes borders on avoidance and occasional states of denial.
CLCA UK member firm Bell Yard Communications is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Litigation PR firm in the Chambers’ Litigation Support Guide 2019.
The firm already secured a lead ranking in last year’s inaugural guide and has held that position for the second year running. This year, the agency is described as “very effective” and “highly recommended.”
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Maverick (Jakarta) and Rossen & Company (Copenhagen) are the new CLCA member firms covering Indonesia and Denmark
The Crisis and Litigation Communicators’ Alliance (CLCA), an international network of leading Litigation and Crisis PR agencies, continues its course of growth not only in the Asian continent but also in Europe. It is delighted to announce two new members – Maverick from Jakarta, Indonesia, and Rossen & Company from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Maverick’s Managing Partner Ong Hock Chuan sees the membership at the CLCA as the perfect instrument for Maverick’s clients to benefit from the experience of the network. He said: “Maverick is already well-known for its crisis and litigation work in Indonesia. Joining CLCA will expand our network and deepen our knowledge in these specialist areas so we can serve clients better. As our clients are mainly multinationals, the CLCA will will be an excellent platform where we can tap into international PR expertise when needed”.
Nicolai Frederik Bonnén Rossen, Managing Partner at Rossen & Company believes this partnership opens up new possibilities and comments: “We strive to meet the highest international quality standards in PR as a company active in Denmark and the whole Scandinavian region, and with litigation support being a growing market, clients will appreciate the background of an alliance specialized in this particular field”.
“Indonesia and Scandinavia are regions with vibrant and appealing economies where we are thrilled to have two highly experienced companies who are champions in their markets as new members. We are delighted to welcome Maverick and Rossen & Company and we look forward to start working together”, noted Martin Jenewein from Schneider | Minar | Jenewein Consulting and Chairman of the CLCA.
The Crisis and Litigation Communicators´ Alliance (CLCA), a global network of international Litigation PR specialists expands its success in 2019 by welcoming a new member firm to its network – the highly-respected Swiss agency Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC), based in Geneva and Bern
The Crisis and Litigation Communicators´ Alliance (CLCA), a global network of international Litigation PR specialists expands its success in 2019 by welcoming a new member firm to its network – the highly-respected Swiss agency Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC), based in Geneva and Bern.
Philippe Eberhard, founder and President of CPC, sees membership of the CLCA as having great potential for CPC´s clients to benefit from the network’s expertise:
“Since founding in 2004, we have gained considerable experience in Litigation and Crisis PR. We want to share our knowledge – especially in the Swiss market – with specialist partner agencies abroad. Switzerland is a global hub for businesses and has a strong international focus. In our CLCA membership we see substantial benefit for our clients, especially because of the ability to refer to internationally recognised Litigation and Crisis PR specialists when needed.”
Martin Jenewein from Schneider | Minar | Jenewein Consulting and Chairman of the CLCA comments:
“With our new member CPC, headquartered in Geneva, we not only add a leading Swiss Litigation PR specialist firm to our network, but also now have both the French and German speaking regions truly well covered. This will have the dual benefit of assisting international companies with interests anywhere in Switzerland, as well as supporting CPC’s existing clients with their transnational exposure.”
Bell Yard senior consultant Louise Beeson has been quoted in an article about how law firms are communicating around Brexit topics. There is still much uncertainty and PR is mostly about promoting expertise right now but Brexit is doubtless likely to give rise to litigation and therefore litigation PR challenges in future.
The Chambers legal directory has published its inaugural ranking of Litigation Support Advisers recognizing CLCA member firms Bell Yard and LEVICK for Litigation PR. Click here for more information
The CLCA has welcomed its first member firm in Eastern Europe with Polish agency PRIMO Corporate Advisory (PCA) joining the network.
The CLCA’s academic partner, Professor Dr. Patrick Krauskopf and ZHAW School of Management and Law, organise a Litigation PR convention each year which will take place this year on 18th April 2018 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland titled “The influence of Trump, Twitter & #fakenews on legal communications.” For further information click here
The CLCA’s academic partner, Professor Dr. Patrick Krauskopf and ZHAW School of Management and Law, organise a Litigation PR convention each year which will take place this year on 18th April 2018 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland titled “The influence of Trump, Twitter & #fakenews on legal communications.” (see https://litigation-pr.ch/)
It is the largest Litigation PR conference in the DACH region (covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and will feature experts such as the former German Minister of Finance Peer Steinbrück, the judge and speaker of the court during the NSU and Hoeness trials, Andrea Titz, as well as the former Swiss Federal Minister of Defence and Undersecretary General of the United Nations, Adolf Ogi. We are also pleased that CLCA members Uwe Wolff of Naïma SLS and Patrick Minar of Schneider | Minar | Jenewein will participate as speakers and present their expertise during a presentation titled “Fake versus Facts: Litigation PR in the Post-Truth-Era”.
The CLCA is pleased to welcome Australia’s premier provider of crisis and litigation communications – “Australian Public Affairs” (APA) – as a new member bringing a wealth of experience in this new southern hemisphere market for the alliance. For further information click here
Australian Public Affairs (APA) selected to join worldwide expert network
The Crisis and Litigation Communicator´s Alliance (CLCA) continues to grow steadily and is pleased to welcome the Australian Agency “Australian Public Affairs” (APA) as a new member to its worldwide network. APA specializes in Crisis and Litigation Communications, besides covering the complete portfolio of classic communication services.
Tracey Cain, Managing Director from Australian Public Affairs sees potential for clients to benefit from APA’s association with CLCA. “We are Australia’s premier provider of crisis and litigation communications and note that with increasing globalization the Australian marketplace is a significant element in legal decisions and the management of stakeholders around complex legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities. In CLCA we found a network of like-minded firms that wish to make an intellectual contribution to communications around legal issues and matters. Together we can offer clients a seamless communications solution across multiple jurisdictions. We are honoured to have been selected to be part this world-leading network.”
“The CLCA continues its usual growth course with big steps. We are delighted to have Australian Public Affairs and for being represented in the Australian market. We can tell that with the new English-speaking market we are well prepared for the future. Our new member convinces through an interdisciplinary approach and rich experience in various areas of legal communication “, noted Martin Jenewein from Schneider | Minar | Jenewein Consulting and Chairman of the CLCA.
The CLCA is delighted to welcome Marcus & Art as a new member firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and HuijskensBickerton becomes a member in the Netherlands
We asked three CLCA member firms to give their top 3 predictions of where they see workflow arising in 2018 and here is what they have to say:
The Crisis & Litigation Communicators’ Alliance (CLCA) is pleased to announce that Professor Dr Patrick Krauskopf of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the CLCA have signed an Academic Partnership Agreement.