We provide strategic policy advice to help you achieve your goals in regulated sectors
In an EU environment with 24 official languages, 28 Member States, 183 diplomatic missions, 517 Members of the European Parliament and 23,000 European Commission officials, how do you make sure the voice of your business is heard above all the noise?
Bird & Bird has now extended its market leading legal and regulatory expertise to provide creative, timely and pragmatic advice in a public affairs context. Our Regulatory & Public Affairs team works at the intersection of politics, bureaucracy and business reality. We have the experience your organisation needs to navigate the complex decision-making processes.
Bird & Bird understands that legislation is not made in a political vacuum, but is influenced by the broader political context. We integrate our international offices into one team to provide you with a seamless, cross-jurisdictional regulatory consultancy service. Our outlook is global, even when solving complex issues at a local level.
Our sector specialists go beyond the text-book explanations of how the EU decision-making procedure works, to help you understand how the system actually functions in real life.
Our broad network of relationships with the EU institutions will help clients to ensure that decisions affecting their business are not taken without their voice being heard.
At Bird & Bird, we spend a great deal of our time analysing our clients' sectors, anticipating trends, and assessing the impact of regulatory and policy changes. We advise on cutting-edge issues in highly regulated sectors including technology, communications, life science, healthcare, media, sports, automotive, financial services and energy. That Bird & Bird has been ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Europe for Europe-wide Regulatory telecoms, media and technology (TMT), among other sectors, is testament to the consistency and quality of the service we provide.
Advance information is crucial for shaping any public affairs programme. Our team will act as an early warning system for forthcoming legislation that will change the way that you do business. Our expertise ranges from helping to place issues proactively on the legislative agenda, to providing support and strategic advice based on profound legal and regulatory knowledge and expertise and a thorough understanding of public policy and decision-making processes.
Our Regulatory & Public Affairs team will act as your energetic coach in reaching your policy goals.
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Webinar European Electronic Communications Code
The European Electronic Communications Code ("the Code") puts in place one of the essential building blocks for a Digital Single Market in Europe. Now is the time to prepare for action and to familiarise yourself with the Code as Member States prepare for its implementation. In this webinar we will discuss the broadened scope of the Code, new forms of access regulation, spectrum regulation and consequences for 5G and touch on the more harmonised end-user rights.
This webinar is presented by lawyers and members of our Regulatory & Public Affairs team from five different member states: Ronald Hendrikx (UK), Piotr Dynowski (Poland), Federico Marini Balestra (Italy), Sven-Erik Heun (Germany), Marianne Minnecré (the Netherlands).
The webinar was broadcast on Tuesday, 16th July.
Chambers Europe 2017 – Regulatory TMT – Europe-wide - Tier 1
Chambers Europe 2018 – Regulatory TMT – Europe-wide - Tier 1
Chambers Europe 2018 – Life Sciences – Europe-wide - Tier 1
Chambers Europe 2018 – Telecommunications – Netherlands - Tier 1
After a long hearing, the European Parliament backed Margrethe Vestager to become the Commission's new Executive Vice President for Digital and EU Competition Chief. Her public statements included some specific ...
Implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has taken a step forward in Sweden, with the publication on 4 September of a memorandum by the Swedish Government.
Do the privacy concepts of the GDPR fit with big data? Can anonymisation be used to maintain an acceptable level of predictability and utility of big data analytics? Is the current legal framework around data ownership ...
We are happy to announce our new offering: Regulatory & Public Affairs.
The DEFeND project (Data Governance for Supporting GDPR), which started on 1 July, is a research and innovation project with a duration of 30 months funded by the EU Commission (2,737,300.00€).
International law firm Bird & Bird today launches its Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager. A specialist in EU policy, Francine has 20 years ...
The European University Institute (EUI) and Bird & Bird LLP cordially invite you to join a Seminar entitled “EU State Aid Policy: the Forecast for the next Five Years”. The event, organised in the context of the Florence Competition Programme (FCP), will take place at Bird & Bird’s Brussels office in the afternoon of 28 November 2019.
To mark the start of a new five-year EU regulatory cycle, this seminar aims to gather representatives of the European institutions, industry leaders and other stakeholders to debate highly topical issues around the future legislative framework for online platforms and communications networks in Europe.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has rendered a decision on the validity of individually agreed pr… https://t.co/IFybACaCb3
"Technology is disrupting the financial services sector in a number of ways." Partner Trystan Tether talks to… https://t.co/cBO3SwTRDb