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The EU is at the origin of an ever-increasing amount of complex regulation. EU laws are constantly evolving and must be implemented and enforced by European and national administrations, often raising challenging legal questions.

Many of our team members have over 20 years' experience in proceedings before the European Commission and the European courts and have also worked in the EU institutions (at the Commission, the Council and the Court of Justice). Collectively, the team has been involved in hundreds of cases before the European courts whether it be as claimant, defendant or judge. This makes our team one of the most skilled in Brussels – and the EU more widely – to guide clients through the EU’s increasingly complex regulatory framework. 

Our EU law specialists advise across a broad range of EU regulatory rules, including those pertaining to consumer goods, chemicals, food, energy, financial services, TMT, and public procurement. We guide clients in their engagement with regulators and legislators in relation to EU and national proposals, including drafting submissions in response to public consultation processes and regulatory assessments. We also assist clients in complex legislative interpretation.

We help our clients manage and shape their regulatory environment to ensure that they are well-placed to take commercial advantage of growth opportunities while complying with industry-specific regulation.

Recent Experience

TUI, BRITISH AIRWAYS, EASYJET AND INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

Represented our clients in litigation before the CJEU – and in follow-on litigation in the UK and the Netherlands – in relation to controversial and complex issues stemming from the CJEU’s interpretation of an EU regulation concerning passenger compensation for delayed flights

A MAJOR INDUSTRIAL COMPANY

Advised on the application of the EU rules on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

A BRITISH MULTINATIONAL COMPANY

Advised in the review of relevant rules under the Food Regulation, the EU Food Additive Regulation and the Novel Food Regulation to assess whether a novel product qualified as a food product under EU law

A MAJOR INVESTMENT BANK

Advised on the legality of the European Commission's proposal for the Capital Requirements Directive (2013/36/EU)

A CAR MANUFACTURER

Advised on the application of the EU's regulatory regime for reducing passenger car CO2 emissions

SOVEREIGN GOVERNMENTS

Advising EU and foreign sovereign governments in their trade relations including in disputes under the WTO and other trade agreements

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