Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Tim Briggs

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Tim is a competition and regulatory lawyer specalising in regulated industries.Tim is a market-leading competition and regulatory lawyer with a particular focus on regulated infrastructure and utilities operating in the energy, water and rail sectors. He provides highly technical specialist advice on sector-specific regulation and has extensive experience and expertise in competition law, procurement and State aid. He works regularly with clients in relation to large infrastructure projects. Tim has an excellent insight into regulatory policy, having been seconded for two years into the Government team responsible for key utilities legislation. Tim is an expert on the interface between regulation and competition law. With more than 20 years’ cross-sector experience, he has the know-how to add real value to clients. He offers a broad-spectrum service including procurement law and State aid. In the energy and water sectors, he advises regularly on a wide range of issues arising under the statutory and licence regimes – including ring fencing, asset disposals and price controls – as well as on merger control and anti-trust matters. In the rail sector, Tim works with train operators and infrastructure managers (as well as potential acquirers). His experience ranges from procurement and merger control issues arising from franchise bids to navigating the constraints on infrastructure managers imposed by UK legislation, the EU rail packages and State aid rules. Tim has worked on a variety of major infrastructure projects in which he has advised on the establishment of new regulatory regimes. He also advises on regulatory investigations and appeals.

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Articles

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Tim Briggs, Lode Van Den Hende, Mark Jephcott, Eric White, Morris Schonberg The UK Government and the EU Commission issue a trade and cooperation agreement clarifying the subsidy control regime following the end of the Brexit transition period

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The EU State aid regime in its current form ceased to be applicable in the UK as at the end of 31 December 2020, when the Brexit transition period expired. Going forward, State aid or “subsidy control” in the UK will be based on the subsidy control chapter under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation (...)

Adrian Brown, Tim Briggs, Nusrat Zar The UK Government publishes a green paper proposing fundamental reforms of the public procurement rules governing the purchase of goods, works and services by the public sector and certain utilities

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The UK Government has published a Green Paper proposing fundamental reforms of the public procurement rules governing the purchase of goods, works and services by the public sector and certain utilities. Those rules are currently set out in a series of UK regulations that are based very (...)

Alex Kay, Tim Briggs, Veronica Roberts The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publishes its green paper "national security and infrastructure investment review" for consultation containing proposals to extend the UK merger control public interest intervention regime

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On 17 October 2017 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its long-awaited Green Paper National Security and Infrastructure Investment Review for consultation. The Green Paper contains proposals to extend the UK merger control public interest intervention (...)

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