As an associate in our UK & EU Public Law and Policy team, 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's work to date has included advising clients in the energy and natural resources, healthcare, tobacco manufacturing and financial services industries, among others. He also regularly blogs on legal updates for the Hogan Lovells Focus on Regulation blog (www.hlregulation.com/uk-eu-public-law-policy) and has written articles for the New Law Journal, Westlaw and Lexis PSL. While at university, Andrew was the Treasurer of the UCL Student Human Rights Program and co-founded a human rights 'Grassroots' project, through which student volunteers sought to raise awareness about human rights issues with secondary school pupils in London.
Areas of Focus
Advising the Libyan Investment Authority, Libya's sovereign wealth fund, in relation to issues arising out of the current political situation in Libya.
Acting for oil and gas sector clients in a judicial review challenge of primary legislation.
Acting for Electricity North West Limited in relation to its intervention in judicial review proceedings brought by a competitor against Ofgem.
Advising a client in the oil and gas sector on Ofgem's statutory duties when considering a change to the client's regulatory regime.
Advising the London Metal Exchange on public law issues in relation to its appointment to administer the price setting process for London platinum and palladium.