Andrew Eaton

Andrew Eaton

Senior Associate

Email andrew.eaton@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5727

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"Outstanding public affairs team working at the forefront of regulatory and public law for a range of domestic and international clients."

Chambers 2018, Parliamentary and Public Affairs (Band 1)

Andrew Eaton's practice focuses on the interaction between business and government. Andrew assists clients in the public and private sectors on both contentious and advisory matters, including administrative and public law, commercial judicial review, EU law, commercial human rights, information rights, and public affairs and policy. 

The clients Andrew works for are often multinational companies operating in heavily regulated industry sectors principally in the UK and EU, but also include trade associations, governmental and public bodies, and sectoral regulators.

Andrew has been actively involved in the firm's Brexit work since before the EU Referendum took place in June 2016. He has advised a number of clients from a wide variety of industry sectors on the legal and policy implications of Brexit and has authored a number of articles and blogs on the subject, including for our Brexit Hub.

He also regularly blogs on legal updates for the Hogan Lovells Focus on Regulation blog and has written articles for the New Law Journal, Competition Law Insight, Westlaw and Lexis PSL.

Awards and recognitions


Ranked top tier for Administrative & Public Law
Legal 500


The only firm top ranked for both Administrative & Public Law and Parliamentary & Public Affairs
Chambers UK

Education and admissions


LL.B., University College London, 2011


Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Young Public Lawyers' Group, Executive Committee member

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

Representative experience

Advising clients in a variety of highly regulated sectors on the legal and policy implications of the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

Developing and advocating for legally and politically credible policy approaches to the impact of Brexit in a range of industry sectors.

Advising the Libyan Investment Authority, Libya's sovereign wealth fund, in relation to issues arising out of political instability in Libya.

On-going advice for NATS, the UK's air traffic controller, on a wide range of public law and regulatory issues in connection with its operations.

Advising the LME on public law and related aspects of its functions, including rule development, consultation, challenge risk, dispute resolution and Brexit risk.

On-going advice for the Crown Estate on public law and constitutional law issues arising as a result of its complex constitutional relationship with the UK state.

Advising a broad range of clients on political compliance law, including the campaign expenditure rules during the 2016 EU Referendum and 2017 General Election.

Advising a life science client in relation to the MHRA's decision to remove their designation as a notified body under the Medical Devices Regulation.

Advising a range of clients in the life science sector on pricing and reimbursement in the NHS and other issues in connection with the UK healthcare market.

Advising the UK Government on public law issues arising in relation to the sale of student loans.

Advising a client in the aerospace sector on the application of the bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance treaty between the UK and the United States of America.

Acting for Ofgem to defend its RIIO-ED1 pricing decision against the first ever statutory appeals under section 11C of the Electricity Act 1989.

Acting for oil drilling companies in a judicial review challenge and CJEU proceedings against primary legislation imposing an additional tax burden.

Assisting an energy sector client based near Manchester to respond to route consultations for HS2.

Advising Ombudsman Services Limited on the obligations of regulators in respect of the availability of ombudsman services.

Advising Ombudsman Services Limited on the obligations of regulators in respect of the availability of ombudsman services.

Acting for Electricity North West Limited in relation to its intervention in judicial review proceedings brought by a competitor against Ofgem.

Advising an oil and gas sector client on Ofgem's statutory duties when considering a change to the client's regulatory regime.

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