Regulation & Governance

The scale of regulatory (and political) risk is unprecedented, and constantly changing.

Our deep understanding of the regulatory landscape, particularly the powers and duties of Ofgem, allows us to nuance our advice ensuring you maximise opportunities whilst remaining compliant.

With an in-depth understanding of the GB wholesale trading arrangements and the far reaching implications of a raft of new energy legislation from Brussels, we work alongside our clients helping adapt their trading and compliance strategies to ever deeper regulatory scrutiny and intervention, at a time of continued market integration across Europe.

For retailers supplying into the domestic market, there is the added burden of red tape designed to protect the interests of consumers and to deliver a range of social and environmental programmes from the UK government, coupled with intensive political scrutiny over pricing.

In contrast, the regulatory emphasis for network businesses has shifted away from efficiency improvements towards new investment, innovation and smart grids, and this is where our breadth of coverage across the sector, combined with our commercial approach to finding solutions, really brings benefits.

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Latest Energy News

08 February 2017
Shakespeare Martineau has hired energy and infrastructure finance partner, Winston Bell-Gam at its London office. read

01 January 2017
We’re delighted that Shakespeare Martineau has won the Energy & Natural Resources - UK Law Firm of the Year award at this year’s The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. read

22 April 2016
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a consultation paper on 3 March 2016 entitled Proposed reforms of the existing Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive schemes. read

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