We are Northern and Eurasia Strategies
We have a track record in litigation communications; arbitrations; corporate crime and investor disputes that stretches over twenty five years and across five continents.
Northern and Eurasia Strategies was founded and is run by Stephen Lock who works with a network of specialists around the world (see Where We Work). Some of these specialists are crisis or other PR experts in their own countries; while others are programmers or online campaign experts. We also work with chosen corporate intelligence or government lobbyist partners in a variety of countries.
Stephen Lock is a Cambridge University law graduate who trained and qualified as an investment banker at Lazard's, passing UK financial regulator exams. He moved into financial PR and investor relations, initially bondholder investor relations and IPOs, before specialising in crisis communications. He was first identified by UK media as a Litigation PR specialist in 1999. After over a decade based in London, he then spent 16 years living successively in Russia; Turkey; Indonesia & Brazil where he led the PR for crisis communications projects; legal & regulatory disputes; and political & public policy campaigns across these regions.
Independent and independently minded, we are a specialist PR consultancy. This means we don’t have the conflicts of interest that adversely affect ‘universal’ firms. We are well-known for always having a constructive view on Russia and CIS countries, as this is a region we were have worked countless times since 1997; and where we were based 2004-2010 (also working extensively in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and other CIS countries in Central Asia). Equally, however, we are one of the few agencies prepared and experienced in going up against the People's Republic of China, in such things as investor-state disputes; INTERPOL Red Notice appeals and other sovereign cases.
We also carry out risk assessments; write crisis manuals and help socialise and train in their use. We help management set up crisis management protocols and train key personnel in how to use them.