CEC was established by UK nationals in the early 1990s to serve the new international investor community in Central Europe following the collapse of communism. Today as CEC Group, we have wholly-owned offices in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary, as well as a trusted network of affiliates and consultants in Romania, Croatia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and beyond. We work at the local, national, regional and European level, and also have the capacity to offer affiliated services across the globe.
Our clients are almost exclusively US, European and Asian multinationals across a range of sectors, and we rarely undertake work for local or state-owned interests. We have always been active in the local Western diplomatic, business and cultural communities, as well as prominent in a number of national Chambers of Commerce throughout the region – and as a result we have established ourselves as the first port of call for our multinational clients’ public affairs requirements.
Over the years we have guided our clients through the complexities of the legislative process from the initial development of policy through to final parliamentary votes; advised them in highly-public and politicised procurements and tenders; and counselled them in privatizations, mergers and acquisitions. And as policy making becomes more complex, so we have successfully incorporated public relations, digital advocacy and regulatory advice into our product offerings.
We remain management-owned and fully independent, with our offices now employing almost 100 people across the region. We combine senior leadership with years of experience in the region alongside young, dynamic, and multilingual staff to service our clients’ political communication needs.
Results-oriented, reliable and highly experienced, our record and reputation in the countries of Central Europe places us at the forefront of our profession. If you require quality advocacy in this region and beyond, CEC is the right public affairs consultancy for you.