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Livia Paggi

Partner, Head of Political Risk

Livia manages GPW’s Political Risk practice. She advises multinational clients on doing business successfully in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets. Over the past decade, Livia has developed particular expertise in Russia, Central Asia and Turkey.
Recent work includes:
·     Advising a multi-national mining client on its joint venture in a former Soviet republic;
·     Political risk studies for tech clients in the EMEA region;
·     Leading GPW’s integrity projects for various international development banks;
·     Livia is a sought-after speaker and regularly provides commentary for the media, including for the BBC, Sky News, Al      
      Jazeera, CNN and Financial Times.

Livia has been awarded fellowships from the Harriman Institute and Alfa Bank for her work on Russia and the former Soviet Union. Livia holds a degree in Political Science from Columbia University and Masters Degree from Imperial College in Energy Policy. In addition to being fluent in Italian and French, Livia speaks Russian.


Livia was Spotlighted in the Chambers & Partners 2020 rankings for Political Risk (Global). Chambers commented that Livia garnered wide recognition for her intimate understanding of the Russian, Central Asian and Turkish markets. She is regularly consulted by multinational corporate clients that are looking to develop market entry strategies.


Livia was named by Management Today as one of 35 women under 35 as one of Britain’s top women in business under 35.