First and foremost we are regulatory specialists – our clients use us to help design and create effective regulatory systems as well as to advise on how they apply in specific cases. The combined experience of our dedicated regulatory team means we are market leaders in economic regulation, frequently advising on price control decisions and the use of market systems to deliver public services.
We’ve been closely involved in most of the major energy and water industry reform since privatisation of the energy industry and know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to market liberalisation. Our clients throughout the UK and abroad have come to value our ability to cut through complicated systems of economic regulation and see the bigger picture, both from public policy and commercial perspectives.
Our team draws litigation and EU/Competition law expertise together with its core regulation and public/administrative competencies, which allows us to provide a full range of legal and advisory services, including: managing market and regulatory investigations; prosecuting, defending and helping to avoid, judicial reviews; giving vires and other opinions; drafting legislation, licences and industry codes; and handling concurrent competition investigations or dawn raids.
In March 2019, we opened an office in Singapore in direct response to client demand for our internationally-recognised regulatory expertise and our experience of supporting leading businesses in the telecoms, energy and utility sectors. This office is led by Partners Gordon Moir, Gordon Downie and John Grady, who are supported on the ground by Carolyn Lints, a corporate governance specialist and former commercial property lawyer who has lived in Singapore for more than a decade.