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Regulation and Markets


Gordon is a partner in the telecommunications, technology and media regulatory team. Internationally recognised as an expert in the telecoms and media sector, Gordon has provided strategic advice on most of the consolidations in the global telecoms sector in the last decade, either as a participant to the consolidation or as a challenger. His team also specialise in complex issues on market access, regulation of next generation telecoms services, net neutrality issues and data protection. Increasingly he is called on to provide insights into regulation in other sectors, financial services, energy and water as well as issues on convergence, including the internet of things and connected cars, content and broadcasting and sports law issues. Gordon has also substantial experience in developing funding arrangements for clients including for competition law actions. Clients he has been advising during the past year include a number of high profile global telecoms companies and financial services and energy players.


Trainee, McGrigor Donald 1995-1997; Assistant solicitor, Ashurst Morris Crisp 1998-1999; Head of regulation, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, BT Plc 1999-2001; Vice president, Commercial Legal and Regulatory for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, BT Plc 2001-2007; General counsel, BT Retail; Head of global antitrust and regulatory law team, BT Group 2007-2009; Company Secretary and Executive Member, Wheatley Group (GHA) 2009-2011; Partner and head of London office, Webb Henderson LLP 2011-2014; Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP 2014 to date. Publications of note: Encyclopedia of European Law, past editor, Sweet and Maxwell; Maastricht Treaty annotated version, Sweet and Maxwell.




Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Ireland


University of Aberdeen (1993 LLB Hons; 1994 Dip LP); College of Europe, Bruges (1997 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

The telecoms, technology and media team at Shepherd and Wedderburn, which is split across the firm’s London, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, leverages its ‘practical experience of working in the telecoms sector on multinational deals‘ to deliver ‘actionable, risk-weighted advice‘. The team is jointly led by London-based regulatory and antitrust specialist Gordon Moir, who has ‘practical experience in a wide range of jurisdictions‘; IP partners Paul Carlyle, who splits his time between London and Edinburgh, and Glasgow-based Joanna Boag-Thomson; and Edinburgh-based commercial litigator John MacKenzie.