Regulatory compliance

The volume and variety of ESG regulations continues to rapidly increase, covering a wider range of organisational activities aimed at stimulating markets, shifting behaviours, transparency, and monitoring compliance.  Regulations will be increasingly nuanced and prescriptive. Government bodies and regulators will increasingly have more powers and duties to monitor and enforce with some markets creating new regulatory bodies.

We can help you stay on top of the evolving regulatory requirements. 

For the private sector, our expertise includes helping prepare for regulatory changes, manage relationships with regulators and, where possible, help achieve regulatory change or clarification. We advise on business strategy in the light of regulatory requirements and the approaches of regulatory authorities. We also represent clients as defendants, complainants or interveners in regulatory investigations by relevant authorities. With market leading legal and regulatory expertise, we provide creative, timely and pragmatic advice in a public affairs context with our team working at the intersection of politics, bureaucracy, and business reality. 

For the public sector, our expertise includes supporting the creation and implementation of innovative regulation and policy. Where no regulation exists we help market stakeholders to create self-regulation that facilitates market growth.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising an international manufacturer of medical devices on the compliance of its products with WEEE, REACH, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the Battery Directive (including advice under EU law as well as the laws of Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland).

  • We have advised a manufacturer in the beverages industry on regulatory issues associated with its development of a solution offering an alternative to the use of single-use plastic bottles.

  • We are supporting one of the most significant international insurance Group in Italy, jointly with our consultancy firm OXYGY, in assessing and implementing in the operations of the companies of the Groups the new European legal framework on sustainable finance (ESG).

  • We led an expert consortium tasked by an international financial institution to draft primary and secondary legislative changes (passed through parliament) in a remit country to enable the public sector to procure renewable, low carbon and energy management solutions funded by the private sector. Within the first 18 months after amending the primary law over 20 renewable, low carbon and energy efficient projects were being procured by the public sector under the new laws utilising the template documents.