Expertise

Matthew is a Managing Associate in our Energy, Projects and Infrastructure team, focusing on providing advice on energy and transport projects across the public and private sectors. He has extensive private practice experience and a wide-ranging legal background having previously worked within the insolvency and restructuring sector. 

Experience

Matthew's experience includes advising:

  • SSE on its SMETS2 smart meter rollout facilitating the installation of over 3.5 million smart meters, and involving the negotiation of a complex contractual framework and subsequent refinancing;
  • on numerous renewable energy and low carbon generation projects (including rooftop and ground mounted solar and wind) for generators, developers and purchasers of energy;
  • a national leading organisation on its strategic energy partnership model to deliver low-cost energy saving measures across a large cohort of UK sites;
  • SSE Thermal on the sale of 50% of its stake in the Slough Multifuel energy from waste project (delivering energy to one of the largest trading estates in Europe) to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners;
  • Utility Warehouse, on the sale of its smart metering installation business to the Calisen group and the provision of energy infrastructure services from Calisen;
  • Luton Borough Council in its capacity as owner operator (through its wholly owned subsidiary Luton Rising) of London Luton Airport and the management of its concession agreements in place at the airport;
  • West Midlands Combined Authority on all matters in connection with their assessments for alternative bus service delivery options across their networks following enactment of the Bus Services Act 2017;
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority in relation to an assessment and delivery of an Outline Business Case for an all-electric bus pilot programme in Coventry;
  • Secondment to various clients, including OVO Energy's commercial energy team and Barclays Bank's commercial operations team.