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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

The first-rate team at Dentons advises on all aspects of the rail industry from passenger and freight to infrastructure development and operations. It also excels in light rail and trams as well as regularly advising on a whole host of other issues from franchises and concessions, stock procurement and maintenance to financing, technology and safety matters. It fields a large UK rail team that has a national coverage with significant international capabilities. Matthew Hanslip-Ward heads the team – he has continued to lead on various matters in the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic affecting the UK passenger industry and has been involved in several highly strategic projects. Christopher McGee-Osborne also plays a pivotal role in the department while Mark Macaulay is adept at advising on major infrastructure contracts. Counsel Martin Watt has particular expertise in rolling stock matters and senior associate Jonathan Smith’s work spans franchising, concessions and rolling stock.