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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Andrew Whitehead

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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Andrew is a specialist energy regulatory and contracts lawyer, who works with a range of utility and developer clients and funders to help them manage regulatory and legal risk in a fast moving and complex environment. Andrew is also currently our elected Senior Partner.

With a wealth of experience from nearly 25 years’ advising clients in the UK energy and wider utilities sector, Andrew heads up our national Energy & Projects team. His clients include the Great Britain electricity and gas system operators, network owners, power generators and developers, one of the UK’s LNG terminals, and a variety of retail energy suppliers. Andrew’s work also extends to the roll out of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure, where his clients include energy suppliers and charge point infrastructure providers.

Andrew has worked on some of the major transition projects in the Great Britain energy sector over the last decade, including the development of balancing frameworks, the evolution of competition in metering services, and the introduction of EU Network Codes notably to facilitate market coupling across the power interconnectors linking the UK to continental Europe.


Andrew sits on the editorial board of Renewable Energy Law & Policy Review, and is a board member of Associated European Energy Consultants.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

The national power team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP focuses on regulated networks, retail supply and metering, and energy projects with a particular emphasis on renewables, reserve power and energy storage. The main names to note in London are Mark Bartholomew and practice head Andrew Whitehead, who divides his time between the capital and Birmingham. The firm has a longstanding relationship with National Grid and a substantial track record of work in the sector.

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West Midlands: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Whitehead - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Within: Energy

Shakespeare Martineau LLP covers a wide range of energy matters, including corporate transactions, infrastructure and regeneration projects, insolvency and regulatory work. Advising retail energy suppliers is a particular strength of the team, which also handles an increasing amount of debt recovery work. Andrew Whitehead is highly regarded in the sector.

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