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.
Our EU law specialists have extensive experience across the full spectrum of EU regulatory rules, including those pertaining to public procurement, consumer goods, financial services, TMT and large-scale energy projects. We have unparalleled expertise in proceedings before the European Commission and EU courts, having led in numerous high-profile cases.
We guide clients in their engagement with regulators and legislators in relation to EU and domestic proposals, including drafting submissions in response to public consultation processes and regulatory assessments, as well as legislative interpretation and drafting. Our team also regularly advises both manufacturers and exporters on strategic issues pertaining to EU market access by increasing the competitiveness of their operations in, or exports to, the EU.
Our understanding of EU workings is significant, drawing on the experience of former European Commission officials and a former EU court judge. This allows us to effectively guide clients in their engagement with regulators and legislators in relation to EU and Member State proposed regulations.
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NORD STREAM 2 (OWNED BY GAZPROM)
In its landmark legal challenge of an EU Directive extending EU gas law to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline – this involves the first ever investor-state arbitration procedure against the EU under the Energy Charter Treaty and a challenge in the EU Courts
A NUMBER OF EXPORTING PRODUCERS
On the possible impact of Brexit on the regulatory aspects of their trade with the EU
In connection with obtaining EU regulatory approvals and exemptions for the construction and operation of a direct electricity interconnector between the UK and France, and bringing two appeals before the European General Court in this respect
TUI AG, BRITISH AIRWAYS, EASYJET AND INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION
In litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and in the UK and the Netherlands in relation to issues arising following the CJEU's interpretation of the EU Regulation concerning passenger compensation for delayed flights
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
In connection with challenging the validity of the EU's Second Tobacco Products Directive
A MAJOR INVESTMENT BANK
On the legality of the European Commission's proposal for the Capital Requirements Directive (2013/36/EU)
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.