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Charles Brasted works at the intersection of business, law and policy.

He helps businesses engage effectively in the making of the laws, regulations and policies that affect them. He also helps governments, regulators and other policymakers to take robust decisions.

Charles is a seasoned litigator and a Solicitor Advocate whose practice is underpinned by his experience of acting in commercial judicial reviews and other legal challenges before UK Courts and tribunals, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. His experience spans a wide range of industries, acting for claimants, defendants and interested parties in high-profile and complex matters in heavily regulated sectors such as energy, financial services, gambling, life sciences, media and telecoms. 

As head of our public law and policy practice, Charles has been at the forefront of developing our innovative approach to government relations policy advocacy, which brings together legal knowledge, dispute resolution experience and public affairs skills in a seamless team.

London: Dispute resolution

Public international law

Within: Public international law

Hogan Lovells International LLP is 'excellent for public international law and provides good responsiveness and professional advice'. The practice has specifiic expertise in bilateral investment treaties (BITs), with a niche specialisation in cases at the intersection of public international law (PIL) and human rights law; it also has a particular focus on Russia and CIS-related disputes as well as having energy and telecoms-related expertise; and has provided substantial advice on the PIL aspects of Brexit. It represented the Government of Vietnam in the successful defence of an investment treaty claim brought under the France-Vietnam BIT by a French investor, which related to non-payment of debts by state-owned enterprises. Markus Burgstaller 'has very good commercial acumen, is very attentive to detail and never neglects the importance of tactical steps'. Burgstaller has considerable experience as an advocate in proceedings before international tribunals, the EU courts, the European Court of Human Rights and national courts; he also handles a significant amount of work on the law of international organisations, privileges and immunities, and the Law of the Sea. Other key practitioners are Charles Brasted , who heads the firm’s UK and EU public law and policy practice; and co-head of the business and human rights practice Julianne Hughes-Jennett, who is 'very smart and reliable'. 

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Administrative and public law

At the 'excellent' Hogan Lovells International LLP Charles Brasted is noted for 'giving robust advice as to the risks and practical implications of matters.' He heads the public law and policy team which sits within the government regulatory practice and also co-leads the Brexit taskforce. The other key members of the team are Julia Marlow and associate Dervla Simm. It advises well-known corporate clients and regulators and has a strong government relations and policy practice. It advised Uber in its judicial reviews of TfL's regulatory requirements and on the withdrawal of its  licence. It also represented Whirlpool, as an interested party to the judicial review brought by the Consumers' Association (trading as Which?) in respect of the alleged failure by the trading standards enforcement authority to consider exercising its enforcement powers under product safety regulations against Whirlpool in relation to certain of its brands of tumble dryers.

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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

In 2014, Hogan Lovells International LLP established a specialist Constitutional Change taskforce of senior thought leaders from across the firm to assess the legal and policy implications of emerging issues for clients - such as a possible Brexit. The group, which is led by Susan Bright, includes founding members Charles Brastedand Peter Watts. It has been particularly active in advising clients from regulated sectors on Brexit, including financial services, insurance, energy, media and pharmaceuticals. In addition to undertaking a legal and commercial advisory role for clients, the firm has been working with the International Regulatory Strategy Group (a group of senior UK-based leaders from the UK financial services and professional services industry) to produce a series of major reports which propose a model for mutual market access for financial services post-Brexit; Rachel Kent, who chairs the IRSG workstream, drafted the reports with support from other lawyers from the firm and other members of the workstream. Elsewhere, the firm has also played a key role in anticipating policy by engaging with policy makers within the UK government, as well as the US State and Treasury Departments, and the European Commission, among other bodies. Practitioners with significant trade negotiation experience include Brussels-based senior adviser Hugo Paemen (who led the EU negotiations during the entire Uruguay Round) and Warren Maruyama in Washington DC. Aline Doussin recently joined the trade team in London from Squire Patton Boggs. Lourdes Catrain, who co-leads the international trade team, is another key member of the taskforce.

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