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Claire Davidson

Senior Government Relations Advisor Davidson Ryan Dore working together with Hogan Lovells

Claire Davidson

Claire started her career specializing in the promotion of FMCG and corporate brand-building, inward investment and issues management.  In 1997 she moved to Shandwick as its CEO, where she was responsible for consumer, healthcare and global brands, and worked for some of the world's biggest corporations across over 100 countries.  In 2001 Claire developed a specialism in litigation communications, crisis and issues management and since then provides senior counsel to global corporations, shareholder groups, individuals and charities.

Claire provides guidance on communications strategies addressing regulation, market access and product positioning for pharmaceutical companies.  She also provides counsel to other international corporate leadership teams, the management of higher education providers, international NGOs and leaders of campaigns for human rights.  Claire is frequently engaged in facilitating meetings addressing complex issues and works closely with advocacy groups in the EU, the US and internationally.

Claire is a co-founder of, and a partner in, the firm Davidson Ryan Dore. She is not an employee, consultant, partner or agent of Hogan Lovells International LLP. Davidson Ryan Dore is a strategic communications consultancy that is working alongside Hogan Lovells on some matters relating to the UK withdrawal from the European Union.  Davidson Ryan Dore is not authorised or regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Representative Experience

Advises global organisation on engagement and advocacy within UN and EU.

Advised the UK Department of Health on the development of the Five-a-Day strategy and Fruit in Schools campaign.

Education and admissions


  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR)
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