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EU Law and Litigation

Multi-sector knowledge and in-depth understanding of EU institutions and litigation

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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.

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 understanding of EU workings is significant, drawing on the experience of former secondees, officials and judges at the European Commission and EU courts, with members of our team also having participated in EU Treaty negotiations. Our experts have also handled a large number of cases in the EU courts, with one of our consultants acting as an EU judge for over 25 years. We are also well-placed to guide clients through the EU's legislative and administrative processes.

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Competition, Regulation and Trade

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Recent Experience

A major investment bank

Advising on on the legality of the EU proposal for the Capital Requirements Directive (2013/36/EU)

A group of global professional services organisations

Advising on the legality of proposed new EU legislation 

TUI AG, British Airways, easyJet and International Air Transport Association

Advising on litigation in the European Court of Justice, the UK and the Netherlands in relation to issues arising following the European Court of Justice’s interpretation of the EU Regulation concerning passenger compensation for delayed flights

British American Tobacco

Challenging the validity of the EU's Second Tobacco Products Directive on the basis that it is outside the EU's competence, disproportionate and violates the EU's rules concerning the granting of delegated and implementing powers to the EU Commission

A number of EU and non-EU energy companies

Advising on the application of the EU's Third Energy Package to new energy infrastructure

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