Shakespeare Martineau

is one of the UK’s leading independent law firms, providing commercial legal
services from its offices in London and Birmingham.

The firm launched its energy practice in the early 1990s, when it began working with the Great Britain system operator National Grid to develop contract and procurement tools for energy and system balancing services. The firm’s utility clients now include the UK supply businesses of RWE and EdF, and one of the UK’s independent water utilities.

The firm is playing a leading role in the development of renewable energy across the UK. It has worked for 3 of the UK’s offshore wind developers, and has also advised on wave/tidal, biomass and solar projects.

SGH Martineau has extensive experience of energy trading, advising market operator APX on the market rules for its UK platform of trading products, including power, gas, gas storage rights and carbon.

Gas work includes advising the UK’s largest provider of gas meters, which has placed it at the forefront of smart metering developments in the UK. The firm has also worked on one of the UK’s new onshore gas storage projects, and recently launched a new integrated carbon capture and storage service.

The firm delivers a global capability to its clientsthrough its membership of two networks – Multilaw, a network of independent law firms in 150 commercial centres throughout the world, and State Law Resources, a network of independent law firms from across North America.

Great Britain:Birmingham, London


Shakespeare Martineau

Andrew Whitehead

tel:   +44 - 121 214 0528
fax:  +44 - 121 214 0001


No1 Colmore Square
B4 6AA

Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0HR
DX700 London City


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1000 Brussels