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Public Policy

The political, regulatory and legal environment can have profound impacts on businesses operating environments and on commercial decisions. Understanding and managing the challenges that the public policy and regulatory environment can create is critical for regulators and for business success. Working with governments, regulators, corporations and organisations we devise and deliver public policy solutions across a range of sectors.

Notable deals and highlights

  • Advising a large telecommunications company on preparing for and engaging on significant UK and EU regulatory changes addressing critical national infrastructure affecting the next generation of the telecommunications industry. 
  • Assisting a new disruptor service establish itself in the UK.  We advised on the regulatory landscape for the new business sector and worked with the company to devise their strategy for engagement with local and central government to help shape the legal and regulatory framework that capitalized on its early market presence.
  • Working with one of the world's largest chemical firms to develop a legal, regulatory, political and communications strategy to ensure the cross-EU enforcement of a regulatory quota regime.  We worked with business, legislators and civil society to identify and prepare key improvements to the regulatory regime.  Engagement with policy-makers was undertaken alongside developing a far-reaching criminal, civil and public law litigation strategy and was coupled with a considered communications and engagement plan to deliver the effective development and enforcement of the regulatory regime.
  • Advising a number of trade bodies on the potential impact of Brexit on their sector and key steps for the trade body and its members to take to mitigate the risks of Brexit. We advised on the process and detail of negotiating and drafting Free Trade Agreements and associated legislation and worked with the trade bodies to develop their own proposals and engagement strategy for the sector in both the UK and across the EU.  
  • We have worked extensively with clients to shape the EU's chemicals legislation, including REACH, restriction of hazardous substances and the fuel quality directive as well as on maters addressing plant protection and biocides. 
  • Providing strategic, legislative and communications advice to a large extractive company on a significant piece of EU legislation covering all elements of its negotiation – from its inception, negotiation and adoption across the EU institutions, including advice on options for strategic private and state-to-state legal action.

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