Mr Edward de la Billiere > Prospect Law Ltd > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Prospect Law Ltd

Work Department

Regulatory Law


Edward has developed a particular specialisation in Regulatory Law, advising individual and major corporate clients in the UK and abroad on international requirements for compliance with various legislative frameworks and also defence and strategic advice where clients are involved in litigation connected with allegations of regulatory breaches.


Edward de la Billiere is co-founder of Prospect Law. He trained at the leading Middle East firm Trowers and Hamlins and moved to Magnox Electric on qualification.




Edward was educated at Newcastle University

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Specialist firm Prospect Law Ltd fields its own electrical engineers, surveyors and other professionals to comprehensively advise clients on energy and infrastructure projects under the joint leadership of Edward De La Billiere and Edmund Robb. The firm continues to grow in the nuclear and renewable energy markets, advising on contracts worth up to £1bn, with the firm’s nuclear work continuing to focus on the operation and decommissioning of nuclear sites. The firm also advises on the regulatory regime for the development of power generation assets. The group recently made several lateral hires, including environmental specialist William Wilson from Burges Salmon LLP, insurance partner Mark Tetley from Price Forbes & Partners, and employment specialist Philippa Wood from Keystone Law .

East Midlands > Projects, energy and natural resources > Private finance initiative (PFI)

Prospect Law Ltd has established a market-leading reputation in the energy and infrastructure sector, where it undertakes contentious and non-contentious work for banks, developers and governments, among other clients. The firm’s international reach is a hallmark of the practice, and it is making an increased push for work from the Middle East. In addition to fielding a multidisciplinary team of legal experts, the firm also has an in-house group of electrical engineers, surveyors and other professionals. The firm is increasingly becoming an active player in the nuclear energy sector, where it is sought out to advise on £1bn-plus contracts. It has a particular strength in the operation and decommissioning of nuclear sites. Work in the renewable energy sector is also growing. On the contentious front, clients are able to count on the experience of the firm’s in-house barristers, such as Edmund Robb, who heads up the contentious practice. Edward de la Billiere specialises in the commercial and regulatory aspects of energy projects. Both Robb and de la Billiere divide their time between the East Midlands and London, as do Jonathan Leech and Rupert Cowen.