International law firm Osborne Clarke has hired experienced corporate energy partner Matt Lewy, who joins the firm's team in London. Most recently a partner in Womble Bond Dickinson's energy and infrastructure team, Matt previously held roles at CMS and Baker Botts.
A corporate lawyer whose practice covers both renewable and conventional energy, Matt brings a particular focus on energy transition and decarbonisation. His practice is centred on M&A and investment work, together with joint venture and equity arrangements for projects and project financings.
Matt has more than a decade of experience in renewable energy and infrastructure M&A, from the UK mid-market to international premium transactions. He advises clients on the corporate lifecycle of greenfield energy projects as well as the energy transition across carbon capture and storage, offshore wind and respective supply chains, together with solar and battery storage projects.
In addition to energy, Matt also brings experience in the TMT sector having worked on deals with medium and large media, advertising and sports businesses, agencies and investors.
"Osborne Clarke's corporate team has built great traction in the City and the depth of its international energy sector coverage is second to none."
Matt Lewy said: "Osborne Clarke's corporate team has built great traction in the City and the depth of its international energy sector coverage is second to none. It's a collaborative team that has a strong cross-office capability and I really value the projects and project finance capability. I'm looking forward to settling in and growing in my practice and presence in the partnership."
"We're aiming to significantly grow our practice over the next decade and Matt's arrival is a key part of our plan."
Matt Lewis, Osborne Clarke's UK Energy & Utilities Sector Leader said : "Matt brings excellent experience in the decarbonisation space along with expertise across renewable energy generation, energy investment funds and utilities work. We're aiming to significantly grow our practice over the next decade and Matt's arrival is a key part of our plan."
Osborne Clarke has an established and well-respected position as one of the leading law firms advising on renewable energy projects and transactions. The firm's corporate energy capability centres on Matt Lewis, Chris Yeo and Matthew Bodfield, with additional support from Dave Ferris and Ed Persse. On the projects side the firm has Simon Hancock, Andy Normington and James Watson who were joined by Hugo Lidbetter (who joined from Fieldfisher in January 2022) and John Deacon, Hannah Roscoe and Dominic O'Brien (who joined from Orrick in March). Internationally, the firm's main European partner contacts are Christoph Torwegge, Alexander Dlouhy, Luis Castro, Catherine Olive, Giovanni Penzo, Bas Beenen and David Haex.
As businesses strive to meet the challenges of decarbonisation, Osborne Clarke is supporting its clients on projects to procure, fund and develop the sustainable infrastructure, buildings and land use of the future. The team’s experience and understanding of the energy sector means they are well placed to advise on clients' plans.