Our team of economists and regulatory finance experts has extensive experience at the most senior levels within regulators and competition authorities in the UK and across the EU. We have an outstanding track record of securing successful outcomes for our clients.
We combine a technical grasp of regulatory and competition economics with our deep understanding of the strategic and political context within which the authorities operate. We know how agencies make decisions and use this experience to help our clients engage with impact.
By combining deep technical knowledge with a strong understanding of both economics and the political context, we work with our clients to:
Drive successful M&A outcomes
Develop and execute effective regulatory strategies
Build evidence to support casework or policy positions
Prepare compelling regulatory, competition and policy submissions
Engage effectively and persuasively with decision-makers
Analysis and evidence building
Competition and regulation policy and strategy
Competition and security clearance
Investigations and litigation
Business Rates advisory
We work with our clients to develop compelling economic analysis backed up by robust evidence. We know that analysis and evidence can be powerful tools when seeking to engage and influence decision-makers, but only when done properly. That means getting the economics right, as well as assembling the appropriate evidence and understanding the broader political and policy context.
We help our clients develop and implement effective regulatory strategies. We help them anticipate, shape and respond to regulatory developments, build well-functioning regulatory teams and cultivate effective relationships with their regulators and competition authorities.
Our team is made up of experts who have come from inside government and regulators, who understand how transactions will be viewed by authorities and how risks can be mitigated to secure smooth execution.
We help our clients understand and navigate the complex challenges that arise in competition law investigations, market studies, and market investigations, and from regulatory obligations imposed in regulated sectors. We also provide extensive support on litigation and regulatory appeals, working closely with legal teams to give our clients the best possible prospects for success.
We have a dedicated team of business rates experts that helps clients push for consistent regulatory and tax treatment of their infrastructure assets. We have unparalleled experience making the case for appropriate valuation to the relevant authorities and a proven track record of delivering significant savings.
Flint helps telecommunications providers and investors navigate a complex and ever-changing competition, policy and regulatory landscape drawing on our deep sector knowledge and extensive senior level industry experience.
Flint helps financial services institutions, from established players to growing fintechs, navigate an ever-more complex regulatory and policy landscape and understand the broader political context in which these events take place.
Flint works with major players in the media, sports and entertainment sectors to provide strategic advice at a time where policy and regulation is seeking to adapt to rapid developments in technology and societal expectations.
A late change to an incoming prudential regime resulted in a client’s international operations being brought in scope, meaning the client would be required to hold significant additional capital. The client needed support to consider the options and make a decision about how best to mitigate the impact of this.
What Flint Did
Flint advises international businesses and investors on policy, politics, regulation and competition issues in European markets