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Energy, Transport and Infrastructure


Martin works in the Energy, Transport and Infrastructure practice. He specializes in the development and implementation of infrastructure projects, and related regulatory issues.

He has negotiated and drafted numerous commercial contracts for participants in regulated industries, and advises in the rail, energy, and defense and sectors. He advises both bidders and government on infrastructure development and financing contracts, and regularly advises on regulatory and procurement issues.


  • Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, MBA
  • University of Manchester, Economic and Social Studies (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Rail

(Rising stars)

Martin WattDentons

Dentons advises clients on the full range of rail industry matters, including franchises and concessions, operations, regulation, rolling stock procurement and maintenance, while also supporting on major disputes. 2020 saw practice head Matthew Hanslip-Ward lead the firm’s team on the renationalistion of the Northern franchise, as well as advising five franchises on Emergency Measures and Recovery Agreements. Christopher McGee-Osborne is a key resource regarding franchise renegotiations and renationalisations, while construction partner Mark Macaulay is an expert in the drafting of high-value infrastructure contracts. Counsel Martin Watt deals primarily in rolling stock, while senior associate Jonathan Smith specialises in franchising, concessions, and rolling stock, as well as railway law.