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National Grid reappointment: Congratulations to our energy team!

National Grid reappointment: Congratulations to our energy team!

After working with the National Grid for over 25 years, the three-year appointment that has the possibility of two one-year extensions, will allow us to continue advising the business on a host of legal matters for its UK regulated and unregulated businesses.

Energy is currently a sector focus for us across the firm, with our energy team having recently advised Grain LNG, part of National Grid, on the next phase of a considerable capacity expansion. Ian Griffiths has also been welcomed to the team, bringing with him a wide range of both construction and energy expertise, along with an impressive knowledge of the UK’s nuclear sector.

Andrew Whitehead, partner and head of energy at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “National Grid is at the forefront of a UK energy sector which continues to evolve and transform, driven by decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation. At a time of rapid technological advances and economic and political change, it’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to continue working alongside National Grid’s team to provide forward-thinking and pragmatic legal advice which helps them achieve their goals.

“As our clients adapt to change, so we do, and this is therefore a time when we’ve been investing in both people and technology, so we remain aligned to our energy clients and responsive to the new challenges ahead.  Our core energy team is complemented by a diverse range of specialists from across the firm all focussed on the sector, including construction, property, dispute resolution and commercial lawyers: as National Grid’s work evolves, we’re able to evolve alongside them every step of the way.”

Find out more about our energy team or for advice and guidance on energy matters, a member of our team can walk you through everything.

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