The EU is at the origin of an ever-increasing amount of complex regulation, which can be general or sector-specific. EU laws are constantly evolving and must be implemented and enforced by European and national administrations, often raising challenging legal questions.
Our EU law specialists advise across a broad range of EU regulatory rules, including those pertaining to energy, tech/digital, pharma and healthcare, financial services and procurement, amongst others. We advise clients on the interpretation and practical application of complex EU legislation and also guide clients in their engagement with regulators and legislators in relation to EU and national proposals.
We have extensive experience representing parties before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU in both direct and indirect actions. Collectively, the team has been involved in hundreds of cases before the EU courts – making our team one of the most skilled to guide clients through the EU’s increasingly complex regulatory framework.
Based in the heart of Europe for over 30 years, our Brussels office acts as the hub of our EU law practice. Our team has an excellent understanding of the workings of the EU, drawing on the experience of former secondees, officials and judges at the European Commission and EU courts. Our Brussels team works seamlessly with EU law specialists in our offices in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK.
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
Advising EU and foreign sovereign governments in their trade relations including in disputes under the WTO and other trade agreements
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Kyriakos is the Brussels Office Managing Partner and EMEA Regional Head of Practice for Competition, Regulation and Trade and deals with all aspects of European Union and United Kingdom competition law.