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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Read our latest insights report for an in-depth look at how Brexit will impact the energy sector, a prediction of the key discussion points for the negotiators, and the changes we expect to see as the UK adapts its domestic energy policy agenda to align with a post-Brexit world.  

Latest Energy News

14 November 2017
Andrew Whitehead looks at how leaving the EU will affect the functioning of the UK energy market, especially the building and funding of electricity interconnectors. read

02 June 2017
Shakespeare Martineau LLP has recently advised Renewable Energy Systems Limited (RES) read

05 April 2017
Shakespeare Martineau acted for Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) on the £520m refinancing of Cory Riverside’s Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Belvedere, East London, the largest operating EfW facility in the UK. read

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