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Martin is a counsel in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance practice. His practice area covers infrastructure projects and industry regulation.

He has negotiated and drafted numerous commercial contracts for participants in regulated industries, and advises both bidders and government on major procurements. He regularly advises on regulatory and procurement issues, and has recent experience of advising in the energy, rail, roads, defence and water sectors.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Rail

(Rising stars)

Martin WattDentons

With ‘in-depth knowledge of the rail sector‘, Dentons is ‘strong across franchising, rolling stock and regulatory work‘. The UK team, which operates across its London, Glasgow and Edinburgh offices, has a broad practice covering passenger and freight work, infrastructure development and operational issues, light rail, franchising and concessions, access and regulation, rolling stock procurement and maintenance issues. Health and safety, environment, technology, finance work and disputes are also key focuses of the team. Matthew Hanslip Ward continues to lead advice for MTR on its joint venture bid for the West Coast Partnership with Guangshen Railway Corporation (part of China High Speed Rail) and Renfe, the Spanish high-speed operator. Esteemed practitioner Christopher McGee-Osborne has a ‘wealth of experience in the rail sector‘, while counsel Martin Watt provides ‘outstanding analysis and commercially oriented creative thinking‘ and senior associate Jonathan Smith has ‘excellent industry knowledge‘. David Moore joined CMS in 2018.