Doug Bryden

Doug Bryden

Head of Risk & Operational Regulatory

Doug is Head of Environment & Operational Regulatory, specialising in UK, EU and international environment, regulatory, governance and trade law. He is also Co-Head of the firm's ESG and Impact Group.

Doug's transactional, advisory and contentious practice focuses on a range of ESG and regulatory compliance, risk and liability management issues. Be it advising on regulatory licensing, ‘long-tail’ environmental and safety liabilities through to guiding boards and investors on corporate ESG transparency, governance, trade compliance and crisis response, Doug is recognised as a leader in his field.

Sector expertise

Doug has particular expertise in the energy, petrochemical, manufacturing and consumer products sectors as well as advising asset managers and other financial market participants on developing EU and UK sustainable finance regimes.


Doug regularly travels abroad in support of the firm’s international activities and to strengthen our global network of leading specialist lawyers.  Doug is a member of International Environmental Law Network and regularly speaks at industry conferences in Europe and North America.

Industry recognition

Doug is ranked ‘Band 1’ in Chambers and Partners 2023, a ‘Leading Individual’ in Legal 500 2023 and a ‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ in Who’s Who Legal 2020.  Doug was also recognised as 'Band 1' and 'Lawyer of the Year' by Best Lawyer 2023 for Environment.

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