Expert Advice Keypad on the Keyboard Keys. with Red Background. Online Service Concept: Expert Advice on the Modernized Keyboard Background. 3D Illustration.Our Corporate Practice has been hosting a “Talk to the Experts” virtual discussion series, where our in-house experts as well as industry leaders and top thinkers are invited to share their insights, experience and recommendations on important and timely topics to a transatlantic audience.

The most recent Talk to the Experts session on April 15 focused on climate change policies and the decisions by governments such as the US, the UK and the EU to strive toward achieving net zero by implementing vehicle electrification.

Listen to the recording here


The Biden administration’s commitment to US climate change policy, combined with the EU’s emphasis on green investment as part of COVID-19 recovery and the UK’s decision to ban the sale of new combustion engine vehicles from 2030, all point to this being a key priority across advanced economies in the coming years.

What incentives and infrastructure do governments need to put in place to overcome consumer concerns and achieve an electric revolution that is affordable, achievable and accessible to all in the coming decade?

Panel speakers included:

  • Rodney Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs and Former US Secretary of Transportation
  • Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
  • Fiona Howarth, Chief Executive, Octopus EV

Tony Reed, EMEA chair of the global Corporate Practice, introduced the speakers and Matthew Kirk, international affairs advisor, moderated the discussion.