Timelex is ‘at the forefront of new EU legal developments, due to its good Brussels contacts’
All lawyers can be expected to know the law, but only few contribute to its creation. Since its establishment, Timelex has provided legal and policy support to governments, legislators and policy developers, and has contributed to the genesis and evolution of key legislation in its field of activity. Timelex identifies legal challenges, proposes and evaluates the options to address them, and provides draft legislation. Timelex is not a lobbying organisation, but provides its analysis from a position of neutrality and objectivity. In this way, Timelex not only knows the law, but shapes it.
Before regulatory choices can be made, policies must be established. Ideally, policies should be based on facts, identifying first the problems to be resolved, then the available options, and weighing the impacts of the options before making an informed decision.
Timelex provides support on all of these steps, and has experience in:
Timelex has provided these services nationally, at the EU level, and internationally, and has strong familiarity with the complexities and challenges of cross border policy assessment.
The policy areas in which Timelex has applied these services include, but are not limited to:
Policies ultimately may need to be translated into legislation. Any regulatory intervention must be effective and efficient, and suited to the objectives chosen by the legislator. In some cases, drafting legislation can be highly complex, requiring a strong knowledge of the underlying sector or topic, of any related legislative initiatives, and of course of the regulatory process itself.
Timelex has assisted legislators at the national, European and international level in drafting, amending and implementing legislation. Its efforts include:
Timelex has drafted legislation on many topics, including data protection, electronic identification, trust services (including electronic signatures), public sector information, open data, e-government, electronic communication, e-commerce, liability of internet intermediaries, accessibility of websites and mobile apps, and public procurement.
‘Very approachable; they understand the mindset of the regulator’