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Atli Stannard
Atli Stannard
Policy Advisor
Brussels +32 2 545 7518 astannard@cov.com Download V-card

Atli Stannard, a non-lawyer, is a senior policy advisor in the firm's Public Policy practice.

Mr. Stannard has broad experience related to genomics, distributed ledger technology (blockchain), tax, and trade policy issues.

Mr. Stannard has particular experience in EU trade policy and regularly advises on EU market access and customs classification issues. He has assisted a number of clients affected by EU trade policy developments relating to the imposition of U.S. tariffs, and the potential disruption of Europe-wide supply chains due to Brexit.

Mr. Stannard also advises clients on developments in EU policy and regulatory action relevant to genomics (the in vitro diagnostic medical devices regulation, data protection and data transfer, provision through national health systems), and technology clients on EU and international regulatory initiatives on Blockchain. His practice also encompasses EU tax policymaking, and he has advised clients on the EU Digital Services Tax proposals.

Prior to joining Covington in 2016, he worked on legislative affairs for the UK Ministry of Justice, and the European Commission Secretariat General.

Previous Experience

  • Legislative Lead, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, UK Ministry of Justice
  • EU Policy Advisor, UK Ministry of Justice
  • Interinstitutional Affairs, European Commission Secretariat General
  • Assistant Editor, Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice