Bird & Bird has significant and extensive expertise in postal services law and regulation. Our specialist postal communications team includes acclaimed international experts in postal law regulation who have significant experience of advising and acting on postal services regulatory matters and on competition law in the postal services sector. We provide in addition a broad spectrum of commercial and contract law services to postal operators.

Our considerable international reach enables us to deal with global projects and issues, as well as provide our clients with knowledge and experience of comparative laws, policies and business practices.

We combine our postal industry experience with our expertise in other relevant legal and business areas such as competition law and electronic communications, thus ensuring a practical and commercially aware value-added service to our clients.

Highlights of our particular expertise include:

  • Postal services regulation(EU Directive 97/67 amended by Directives 2002/39 and 2008/6
  • Data products/licensing (IP and data protection law), specifically postal addresses database and individuals' change of address databases
  • IT services
  • Corporate governance.