Simon has over 27 years' experience advising commercial companies, governments, regulators and energy and utility companies on energy projects, regulatory and commercial matters. His clients include infrastructure investors, heat businesses, the new breed of aggregators and providers of market access and heavy energy users, such as data centre providers. He leads our our Energy Regulatory Advisory Group and is partner sponsor for our Decarbonisation – Tackling Climate Change stream.  Simon has also built a successful data centre practice supporting on power issues and project development across Europe.He leads our data centre group.

In addition to his work on energy regulation and projects, he focusses on smart grids, power management and decentralised energy projects including district heating. His interest in this is driven by an interest in the decentralised future of energy and the role of technology and new business models in reaching net zero.

His data centre practice has been focussed on supporting on hyperscale development across Europe and power strategies and procurement in Great Britain.

Simon Hobday leads a knowledgeable and passionate team who always put the client first."

Power, Energy and Natural Resources - Legal 500

Simon was shortlisted for individual Energy Lawyer of the Year by Legal 500 2019 and is on the Board of the Association for Decentralised Energy and is on the Board of the Heat Trust.

He has lived and worked in Germany, Russia and the US and is fluent in German.