Mr Rupert Cowen > Prospect Law Ltd > Castle Donington, England > Lawyer Profile

Prospect Law Ltd
DE74 2TZ

Work Department

Commercial and Nuclear


Rupert has advised on the contractual arrangements for a large number of UK and international infrastructure projects and in a wide range of industry sectors. For the past 10 years, Rupert has provided specialist advisory services to the nuclear energy and decommissioning industries on nuclear law and licensing, supply, service and outsourcing contracts and environmental and waste regulation. 

Rupert has worked in various countries on nuclear projects for the developer vendor and has drafted for and provided ongoing guidance to those creating or revising national legal regulatory frameworks.


Rupert Cowen was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. He joined Prospect Law having been a partner at Hammonds and then Dentons’ London energy and infrastructure practice. 




Rupert has an MSc in Construction Law

Lawyer Rankings

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.