Robert Gardener | London | Hogan Lovells

Robert Gardener

Director of Government Affairs Global Regulatory

Languages

English

Gardener Robert

Robert Gardener
Gardener Robert
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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"Robert Gardener has been a key individual for us. His deep insight into government and public affairs allows the department to give a political and media angle to their assistance which has made it much more practically valuable for us."

Legal 500, Administrative and Public Law (Tier 1), 2022

Robert Gardener is a former Civil Servant in the Cabinet Office, Director in the Government of Abu Dhabi, and senior adviser to global corporations, governments and not-for-profit organisations. 

Robert works alongside lawyers throughout the firm to ensure our legal advice is strongly infused with a public policy perspective, to help provide clarity to clients on regulatory environments, and to inform clients' current and perspective business decisions on which government policy may have an impact. That is why we are the only firm top-ranked by Chambers UK, for both Administrative and Public Law and Public Affairs, and by Legal 500 for Administrative and Public Law.

Robert co-leads the firm's global programme on Geopolitical Risk and National Security, and is a member of the Global Regulatory & IPMT Leadership. He is a member of a number of Government expert advisery panels, including National Security and Investment in the Cabinet Office, and regularly advises Central Government on the business and regulatory implications of policy considerations.

In February 2023, Robert was appointed by the Ministry of Justice to be one of two Lay Advisers to the Northumbria Multi-agency public protection arrangements ("MAPPA"). He is also a College Mentor at Durham University, where he read Law.

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"Robert Gardener has been a key individual for us. His deep insight into government and public affairs allows the department to give a political and media angle to their assistance which has made it much more practically valuable for us."

Legal 500, Administrative and Public Law (Tier 1), 2022

Representative experience

Advising Middle East leadership on cross-border strategic partnerships with international organisations, to maximise the contribution towards economic diversification.

Advising foreign governments, global corporations and not-for-profits on their UK engagement with ministers, senior officials and parliamentarians.

Advising corporations on current UK government policy and the cross-party political appetite for any changes to that policy, to support due diligence ahead of prospective corporate activity.

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B. (Hons), Durham University

Recognition

Administrative and Public Law (Tier 1)

Legal 500 UK

2022
Parliamentary and Public Affairs (Band 1)

Chambers UK

2021
Administrative and Public Law (Band 1)

Chambers UK

2021