Andrew Hood is a Partner specialising in EU, Trade, Regulatory, Public Affairs and Public International Law in Fieldfisher's London office. He has almost 20 years' experience as an EU, trade, regulatory, public affairs and public international lawyer working in both the public and private sectors and leads the firm's Brexit Taskforce.
He spent over 13 years as a lawyer and negotiator for the UK Government, including as a lawyer at the Foreign Office and as Head of International and EU Law at the Attorney General’s Office. Prior to leaving the Government he was the General Counsel in 10 Downing Street, advising the UK Prime Minister (David Cameron) and the Number 10 Policy Unit on the developments and application of a broad range of domestic and international policies.
He also acquired extensive insight into the machinery of the EU whilst based in Brussels as a senior negotiator for the UK’s representation to the EU, including through negotiating sanctions, advising on the development of key internal market and financial services legislation. He has a first class honours degree in Law and European Study from the University of Exeter (and Maastricht) and a Masters degree in law from the University of McGill (distinction equivalent).