Lawrence is an expert in European competition and regulatory law with unique experience regarding the regulation of electric and autonomous vehicles.
Lawrence is a Senior Counsel based in our Brussels office. He has over 25 years of experience handling issues of European competition, regulatory and commercial law both in private practice and in-house.
Lawrence joined us in September 2018 after having spent 5 years as European Counsel at Tesla, Inc. where he founded the European legal department. At Tesla Lawrence advised both on day-to-day and on highly strategic legal and regulatory issues and developed a unique expertise in regulatory issues regarding electric and autonomous vehicles.
Before joining Tesla, Lawrence worked as a competition and regulatory lawyer at international law firms in Brussels and London.
Areas in which Lawrence has particular expertise include:
- CE marking legislation
- CO2 credit trading
- Corrective action processes and product recalls in the EU
- EU batteries legislation
- EU Directive on Alternative Fuel Infrastructure
- EU End-of-Life vehicle legislation
- EU Right-to-Repair legislation
- EU tire legislation
- EU type-approval legislation
- Regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles
- REACH legislation
- RoHS and WEEE legislation
- UNECE Regulations regarding motor vehicles
- Electromagnetic Compatibility legislation
His experience working for one of the world's most innovative automotive companies has made Lawrence a sought-after adviser in particular for companies developing (technologies or components for) electric and autonomous vehicles as well as other companies with activities in the e-mobility sector.
Lawrence is admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales) and is a member of the Brussels Bar. He has British, French and US nationalities and is fluent in English and French.