Competition and security clearance

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.

From national security to public interest and competition, government and regulatory intervention in transactions increasingly presents risk to execution. While challenging, this environment is navigable with the right strategy. Our team is made up of experts who have come from inside government and regulators. We understand how transactions will be viewed by authorities and how risks can be mitigated to secure smooth execution.

Flint’s approach

We advise corporates and investors on the regulatory, policy and political aspects of transactions. This includes:
● Regulatory and policy due diligence pre-execution
● Competition clearance in the UK, EU, and EU member states
● National security and other public interest reviews
● Political risk management

Political, regulatory and policy due diligence
Flint provides commercially driven political, policy, and regulatory due diligence. We identify risks and opportunities and make practical recommendations to help investors and management adapt.
Competition clearance
Expert advice on regulatory filings, design of structural or behavioural remedies, responses to information requests and other engagement with competition authorities on antitrust matters.
National security and other public interest reviews
In-depth support navigating national security and other public interest reviews, including advice on formal filings, design of remedies and strategies on political engagement.
Political risk management
Strategic advice on engagement with government, opposition parties, officials and third parties to mitigate risk where transactions are politically sensitive.

Our experts

Adam Atashzai

Adam leads Flint’s transactions work, especially FDI and other public interest clearances.

Simon Maunder

Simon helps clients manage complex competition, regulatory and policy matters in the UK and beyond.

Katie Whitting

Katie advises clients on policy and political issues with a focus on national security, investment and geopolitics.

Verity Ryan

Verity advises on policy issues involved in transaction clearance.

Mark Caines

Mark provides expert advice on economic regulation and policy with a particular focus on infrastructure sectors.

Katie Curry

Katie provides expert economic advice on competition and regulatory matters across a wide range of sectors.

Chris Fonteijn

Chris advises clients on competition and regulatory issues and dealing with governments.

Charlie Geffen

Charlie, based in the UK, advises investors & corporates on major transactions, governance & strategic business issues.

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen advises clients on anti-trust, regulatory, policy developments and competition matters.

Martin Holterman

Martin Holterman supports clients on competition and regulation matters in the UK, the Netherlands, and the EU.

Katie Wake

Katie oversees Flint’s policy and political analysis work.

Josh Buckland

Josh leads Flint’s work supporting clients on energy, climate and sustainability issues.

Let’s discuss

We will be delighted to discuss how Flint could support you and tailor our services to help you deliver commercial success in this area.
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Challenge
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
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