Practice

Administrative and Public Law

No business operates free from the actions of government departments, agencies, and regulators. When their actions affect your business, you need to be able to hold them to account. 

Representative experience

Advising The Crown Estate on Scottish devolution and the statutory transfer of its Scottish functions.

The UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority on a range of major regulatory projects, policies, and challenges, including CMA appeals to the new electricity distribution pricing regime.

Advising the Government of Iceland on potential legal challenges in the UK, European, ECHR, and international courts to the UK's actions during the banking crisis.

Acting for a U.S. corporation in successful human rights litigation to recover debts from a Ukrainian state-owned company after a decade-long legal battle in Ukraine.

Securing a landmark decision annulling an EU directive on tobacco advertising on competence grounds, including obtaining an interim injunction against implementation.

Advising NATS on responding to various judicial reviews against airspace changes and on its regulatory relationship with the Civil Aviation Authority.

Acting for the UK Petroleum Industry Association in a challenge before the UK and EU Courts to the implementation of environmental measures.

Acting for a number of oil drilling companies in an EU-law based challenge (in UK and EU courts) to new UK corporation tax measures.

Acting for T-Mobile in parallel judicial review and Competition Appeal Tribunal proceedings in relation to the proposed auction by Ofcom of 4G radio spectrum.

Published Works

A constitutional endorsement for direct democracy in customary law Polity

In the Royal Bafokeng Nation "a king is a king by virtue of the people" (kgosi ke kgosi ka morafe). This was endorsed by the South African High Court in a decision extending the principle...

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Published Works

To hire and fire: The president has the final say Without Prejudice

During October 2017, yet again, our courts were called upon to adjudicate a matter with wider political implications. This concerned the suspension of the Director-General of Home Affairs,...

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Nuclear plants decommissioning Brochure

This brochure is intended to provide an overview of the regulatory framework and typical risks of dismantling projects, while at the same time pointing out options for structuring and...

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German public building law Brochure

Public building law plays an important role in the context of real estate development and transactions. Hogan Lovells offers extensive expertise in the field of German Building Law. This...

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Hong Kong introduces detailed transfer pricing legislation

Following detailed consultation last year, the Hong Kong Government has taken decisive action in regard to its efforts to counter tax avoidance through transfer pricing. Specifically, it is ...

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PAJA vs legality Without Prejudice

May an organ of state invoke the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (PAJA) or the legality review route in seeking to set aside its own decision?

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