Matt is a Partner at Osborne Clarke and the UK Head of our Energy and Utilities Sector.
A private equity and M&A lawyer by training, Matt dedicates his time to working with clients in the energy sector. He leads our cross-service line UK team, which advises clients on the development, operation construction, financing, acquisition and disposal of energy generation and storage projects in the renewables and energy transition space.
Matt has been involved in the energy sector for more than 15 years. He has advised cleantech start-ups and venture/private equity investors, energy infrastructure investors, pension funds, corporates and utilities on a range of investments and transactions. His work with clients includes raising institutional and project finance, operational M&A, the acquisition and disposal of generation, energy from waste and storage assets, joint ventures and development agreements.
He also advises utility clients on transactional and strategic matters relating to the management of their asset portfolios. Recent work has included advising Foresight Group, RWE Generation PLC, Octopus Energy, Ameresco Inc and Amey plc.
Matt joined OC in 1997 as a trainee.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I really enjoy working in an area that plays a transformative role in shaping our future environment and community. The decarbonisation of our sources of energy has gone from niche, to mainstream, to priority in the course of my career and provided lots of opportunities for our clients. I have always enjoyed working with clients and colleagues in navigating and maximising those opportunities, and avoiding the pitfalls!
Matt is knowledgeable, commercially astute, user-friendly, [provides] focussed and practical advice, affable, [and is] calm and (importantly), good company
Andy Griffiths RWE Generation PLC
Advising Foresight Group for more than 10 years on the acquisition of numerous large-scale renewables projects including solar, storage, wind, geothermal, energy from waste and other technologies.
Advising Ameresco on Bristol City Leap deal, a 20 year partnership to decarbonise the city and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
4 Renewable Energy
Advising 4 Renewable Energy, the IPP subsidiary of the RGREEN INVEST managed funds on battery storage financing.
Triple Point Energy
Advising Triple Point Energy on its acquisition of a 4-MW hydro portfolio in Scotland.
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