Legislative strategy

We draw on our government, parliamentary and regulatory expertise to help clients understand, engage with and shape commercially relevant legislation.

Legislation can be passed in a matter of months, but impact a business for years. It may determine what a business can do and how and when it does it, create a more favourable operating environment, or have a chilling effect. Yet, few understand how legislation is passed, how it may develop during its passage, or how it can be influenced. We help clients build the case for legislation or to respond effectively when legislation affects their sector. This can range from honing political arguments, refining technical proposals, building awareness of unintended consequences and proposing alternatives, or securing amendments to improve a client's operating environment.

Flint’s approach

We help our clients understand and articulate how legislation, existing or proposed, affects their business, and how to effectively seek, or defend against, changes so that they can thrive.

We enable clients to engage effectively with the legislative process, adapting to whether they are talking to officials, parliamentarians or regulators tasked with developing the legislative detail.

Leverage first-hand expertise
Our legislative experts have first-hand knowledge steering legislation through parliament from within Whitehall, and in the EU institutions. We have seen how and why decisions are taken and ensure our clients understand all the points at which legislation may change or be changed, and who by. Armed with this knowledge our clients gain agility and increase the likelihood of achieving changes.
Boost clients’ preparedness – including parliamentary hearings
Our sector and legislative experts work together to provide an early warning system for businesses, helping to raise awareness of how a policy may develop and become law.
We ensure our clients are prepared for the changes the government is seeking, including preparations for companies ahead of parliamentary hearings, and our expertise in mapping how quickly measures may take effect, reduces the risk of a costly shock to businesses’ operations.
Develop legislative strategies
We help our clients to share their technical knowledge with policymakers. This can be particularly important when the policy intent may be positive or benign, but there is significant room for errors when it comes to detailed drafting.
Explain (geo)political drivers
We help our clients understand the political drivers behind regulation in the UK, EU Member States, and the EU. This enables clients to understand why different jurisdictions adopt different regulatory approaches to similar issues, and project where there could be future regulation.

Sectors where we can help

Manufacturing and industry

We help advanced manufacturers to navigate a fast moving regulatory and policy landscape, to anticipate and manage domestic and geopolitical risk, and to take advantage of opportunities, for example in new technologies, trade, investment.

Financial Services

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.

Technology

We work with companies and investors in the technology sector, supporting their businesses with strategic advice on political and policy change.

Food, drink and farming

Flint helps food, drink and farming clients navigate the changing regulatory and policy landscape to achieve their commercial goals.

Transport

We help companies, investors, and sector bodies navigate fast-changing and complex transport policy and regulation.

Our experts

Nikki da Costa

Nikki works with clients on UK legislative, policy, and regulatory issues. She works part-time for Flint

Stephen Kinsella

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

Katie Wake

Katie oversees Flint’s policy and political analysis work.

Adriana Capparelli

Adriana supports clients on policy and regulation in the digital, telecoms and media sector

Anna Abela

Anna advises clients on EU and UK political and regulatory developments across a range of sectors

Ewan Lusty

Ewan advises clients on political and policy issues across a range of sectors, including digital and tech.

Charlie Jackson

Charlie advises clients on UK emerging policy and political issues with a particular focus on digital technology

Matteo Panizzardi

Matteo advises clients on EU and UK political issues and policy analysis, with a focus on digital and trade.

Zac Spiro

Zac advises clients on political issues and policy analysis.

Marie Lykke-Jensen

Marie advises clients on EU political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors including digital and health.

Pierre Andrews

Pierre advises clients on digital regulation, parliamentary procedure and UK politics

Ed Richards

Ed assists clients who seek to navigate successfully developments in the policy, political and regulatory arenas.

Mary Starks

Mary advises clients on economic, competition and regulatory issues in the tech, financial services and energy sector.

Steve Unger

Steve advises clients on complex regulatory and policy developments and supports clients on competition matters.

Karla Perca López

Karla advises clients on competition, regulatory policy and economic issues across a range of sectors.

Mark Caines

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

James Kilmartin

James advises clients on regulatory and policy issues in a range of sectors, with a focus on the UK Labour Party

Nick Seaford

Nick advises clients on competition, regulatory, policy issues and the UK Labour Party

Martin Holterman

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

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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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.
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