We support companies who face the challenges of regulatory, policy and political change at national, European and international levels.
This includes navigating major political developments affecting business in Europe; the political and economic management of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions; the design and delivery of efficient regulatory regimes; and how to maximise the value of investor assets.
Drawing on deep understanding of the issues, we craft evidence-based arguments, concrete policy proposals, practical engagement plans and targeted guidance on strategic communications.
Our Headquarters are in London and we have a strong team based in Brussels, as well as a permanent presence in six other European capitals.
We serve clients from many countries and in many sectors, including digital, tech, telecoms, media, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, retail, transport and energy.
We advise investors on political and regulatory risk. Our clients use us to ensure that they take full account of these issues throughout the investment cycle.
We help our clients anticipate, interpret and respond to developments in policy and politics, and advise on how they can shape the business environment to achieve their goals.
Competition and Regulation
We advise clients on how to engage with competition and regulatory authorities in the UK and EU to secure positive business outcomes, offering both strategic advice and detailed technical expertise.
I joined the distinguished line-up at the Regulatory Policy Institute’s summer conference on Diagnosing Regulatory Pathologies. Other speakers discussed problems with monopoly infrastructure regulation. I
Recent discussions in Europe about how to meet 5G targets have focused on whether Tech players should contribute to network investment, with some suggestion this could present an alternative to consolidation in the sector. But incentives for investment are not just a question of revenues. Where there are synergies in network deployment, allowing mobile mergers could help encourage faster roll-out at lower overall cost regardless of how roll-out is funded.