Energy and Utilities

We advise energy and utility companies and their contractors across the water, gas, electricity and telecommunications sectors in respect of their regulatory obligations. This work includes:

  • Advising existing regulated businesses on regulatory issues
  • Delivering regulatory compliance training to client operational, commercial, legal and management teams
  • Advising in respect of conflicting requirements of different regulatory regimes
  • Advising new entrants to the energy and utility sectors on applicable regulatory regimes
  • Applying for and obtaining relevant regulatory approvals for new entrants

Recent and ongoing work includes, amongst other things:

  • advising new entrants to broadband roll out and securing Code Powers for them under the Electronic Communications Code; and
  • advising on conflicts between various competing regulatory interests and requirements.

We also advise and protect the interests of businesses in the energy and utilities sector facing investigations and enforcement actions in areas such as:

  • Street works
  • Pollution incidents
  • Health and safety incidents
  • Trading Standards
  • “A massive thanks again for your input”.

    Senior manager – FTSE 100 company