Energy & Water Law

Helping shape the energy & water systems of the future

Operating within the energy and water sectors is incredibly complex, exciting and fast moving, with unrivalled opportunities

We’re exceptionally proud of the deep-rooted energy and water specialisms we have here at Shakespeare Martineau. As one of our priority areas for investment and growth, much of our time and resource is focused upon these related (and converging) sectors, ensuring we are at the forefront of industry developments and are best placed to make a positive difference to our clients

Led by Andrew Whitehead, our 50-strong multi-disciplinary group is proud to live and breathe the sector, specialising in five key areas…

"All of us have one thing in common: we live and breathe the energy and utilities sector, and our advice will always be nuanced and tailored to reflect its unique characteristics. We work hand in hand with you to make the most of the opportunities that exist in this fast paced and exciting industry."

We're proud to be trusted legal advisors to many industry leaders

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As a full-service firm with a focus on the energy and water sectors, we’re able to tailor our service offering to fit your needs

Our 50+ energy and water team is made up of lawyers from multiple disciplines across the firm, all of whom act for clients active, or with an interest, in the sectors. These include our specialists in utility regulation and industry codes, as well as experts across real estate, corporate finance, commercial contracts, retail and consumer debt, litigation and, uniquely for a law firm, our in house planning consultants.

Organised loosely across five themed groups, the structure of our team is designed to reflect the unique and diverse nature of the sectors.  The knowledge our experts bring across the many dimensions of the utility landscape allows us to give you clear, concise advice – combined with strong commercial flair – to deliver bespoke solutions when you need them.

Case Study

Statera Energy Ltd

We are appointed by Statera, a developer of medium sized renewable energy projects in the UK, on a complex overage option on a development agreement which they had entered into.

Our expertise spans the country, as well as internationally – delivered through our European and global networks

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Associated European Energy Consultants

The Associated European Energy Consultants (AEEC) is an association of pre-eminent energy law specialists throughout 19 different EU Member States.

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State Law
Resources

SLR is comprised of highly rated law firms from each U.S. state capital, as well as the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.

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Multilaw
Network

We are a founding member of Multilaw, a global legal network of over 10,000 lawyers in more than 150 commercial centres worldwide.

Our Upcoming Energy Events

Covid-19 vaccine – what employers need to know

10 Mar

Matt McDonald, Partner
Covid-19 vaccine – what employers need to know

In this webinar, Matt McDonald – partner in our employment team – will discuss […]

Agriculture: Agricultural Tenancies and Tenancy Reform

11 Mar

Peter Snodgrass, Partner & Head of Agriculture | Jennie Wheildon, Legal Director
Agriculture: Agricultural Tenancies and Tenancy Reform

Peter Snodgrass and Jennie Wheildon will be in conversation discussing how to identify the […]

When does a mental health condition become a disability? Managing mental health in the workplace

17 Mar

Matt McDonald, Partner
When does a mental health condition become a disability? Managing mental health in the workplace

We will cover: Recognising mental health issues in the workplace, what employers can do, […]

How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333

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