David Stewart#4340

David Stewart

Partner, Towerhouse LLP
David Stewart joined Towerhouse LLP as a partner in July 2013. David is a competition and regulatory lawyer with a career-long specialisation in regulated sectors, with particular experience in communications. David was previously a Competition Policy Director at Ofcom, the UK's converged communications regulator, leading Ofcom's programme of fixed and mobile telecoms market reviews, including Ofcom's advisory role in mergers in the sector. He also served as Ofcom's Director of Investigations, leading the UK's largest competition law enforcement programme at an economic regulator, and responsible for enforcing consumer law and regulatory rules and resolving access and interconnection disputes. He held a governance role in relation to Ofcom's work on competition in broadcasting markets (including pay TV), spectrum clearance and awards, consumer policy, internet policy and enforcement. He was also involved in Ofcom's engagement in European and international regulatory issues, regularly representing Ofcom in dealings with other national regulatory agencies and with the European Commission. Prior to joining Ofcom, David was Director of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Energis (a top 3 UK telecoms operator) and Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the international division of Cable & Wireless (then a multi-national FTSE100 company), advising the incumbent national telcos in 31 countries. He was previously a lawyer in private practice with Gilbert & Tobin and Minter Ellison. David qualified in science (molecular genetics/zoology) and law.

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Electronic communications: Access Directive
Electronic communications: Access Directive
Practice notes

This Practice Note relates to Directive 2002/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC (Access Directive). It is part of a series of Practice Notes on core elements of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.

Electronic communications: Authorisation Directive
Electronic communications: Authorisation Directive
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC (Authorisation Directive). It is part of a series of Practice Notes on core elements of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.

Electronic communications: Framework Directive
Electronic communications: Framework Directive
Practice notes

This Practice Note relates to Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC (the Framework Directive). It is part of a series of Practice Notes on core elements of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.

Electronic communications: Universal Service Directive
Electronic communications: Universal Service Directive
Practice notes

This Practice Note relates to Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC (Universal Service Directive). It is part of a series of Practice Notes on core elements of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.

EU regulatory framework for electronic communications
EU regulatory framework for electronic communications
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the EU regulatory framework for the regulation of electronic communications (the Framework) and its core elements. It summarises the scope and content of the main directives that made up the Framework and the policy areas addressed in terms of regulating the telecoms market.

EU regulatory framework for electronic communications—ePrivacy Directive
EU regulatory framework for electronic communications—ePrivacy Directive
Practice notes

This Practice Note explores Directive 2002/58/EC (the ePrivacy Directive), which governs the confidentiality of communications and the processing of personal data in the electronic communications sector.

Practice Area

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  • Contributing Author

Education

  • LLB (Hons), B. Sc

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