Political change and analysis

Corporate Due Diligence and Investigation (CDDI) goes beyond typical consultancy services in that we closely monitor political development in CEE that could affect your business. Key to our activities is continued access to legal expertise not only in the CEE but in the CIS countries, which paradoxically offers unique flexibility and a realistic approach to your specific scenarios or situations.

Our team has more than 25-years' experience in political analysis, and has a stellar record with regard to predicting elections and the law. Services include the following:

  • Parliamentary bill monitoring and analysis
  • Geo-political and trend analysis
  • Sector analysis in context of political and legal changes
  • Media monitoring and update services
  • Market forecasting
  • Geo-political risk mitigation
  • Political network building

Morever, CDDI CEO Preston Smith has successfully (and publicly called) each Polish national parliamentary and presidential election since the departure of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), and has been tapped for investigative, political and business commentary by a variety of media and publications, including the BBC, Rzeczpospolita, Transitions International, Wprost, TVN, TVN24, Polsat, Polsat News, Superstacja, Rzeczpospolita, Interfax, Interfax Central Europe, The Bulletin and others.

Of note is the fact that he has a long record of accurate predictions, including, for example, repeatedly in the public sphere that real estate prices were overheated (prior to the mortgage crisis), the first Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis, and he successfully predicted the destabilization of Ukraine/Russian intervention following Majdan protests.