Our interdisciplinary regulatory practice group combines a variety of experts from across industry sectors, previous regulators and lawyers who are passionate about your business and best interests. Our lawyers have a pragmatic approach to regulatory advice, compliance, negotiation, risk assessment and dispute resolution.
We have a deep understanding of the public policy background to regulation. We engage with policymakers on a number of levels, including active participation in All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) and responding to proposed legislation and consultations, to assist our clients in influencing the direction of public policy in government and the attendant regulations and Regulators.
It is an increasingly critical strategic imperative to understand the governance and compliance requirements of your sector and particular business. Balanced and pragmatic compliance advice is important to establish appropriate strategies for conducting day to day operations, creating new business opportunities, as well as the particular requirements of commercial and corporate transactions.
Regulators themselves are better equipped and more willing to pursue those that are deemed to fall short of their requirements. Knowing how to navigate the landscape of rules and rule-makers is vital. Our team know the regulators; we understand how regulators work and the territory in which they operate.
We appreciate the common obligations of regulators to act fairly, transparently and proportionately – with due consideration of the evidence based business and social impact of regulation. These principles apply across all sectors and borders. Understanding your particular sector, we are able to move with agility across innovation and change in your business and its regulatory requirements.
If a dispute arises, we will work with you to develop strategies that can help you to achieve your business goals and defray the cost of regulatory compliance.
Where a regulator instigates an investigation, our team of civil and criminal lawyers work together to achieve a positive outcome. We ensure that disruption to your business is kept to a minimum and help you to maintain a constructive working relationship with the regulator. We are also able to assist with the evaluation and implementation of remedies, such as monitoring programmes.
Our Reputation Protection lawyers will ensure that your message is communicated in the right way and your brand protected throughout any process.