Simon is a leading infrastructure and renewable energy lawyer with 20+ years in private practice having worked at leading international law firms.
Alongside his partner role at TLT, Simon is General Counsel at The EV Network, a developer and investor of high-powered EV charging infrastructure.
He is known for his commercially minded and solutions-driven approach. He is highly valued by clients for his ability to work across multi disciplines covering project documentation (eg EPC, O&M, PPA), project finance and corporate work.
Simon specialises in clean energy, having worked extensively across a range of technologies including solar (C&I and ground mounted), wind (on-shore and off-shore), waste (AD, merchant and PPP waste treatment), battery storage and electric vehicle charging.
He has advised at all stages of a project from planning through to operational asset management, including PPAs, sales and off-take agreements, EPC, purchase orders, M&A documentation (shareholders’ agreements, SPAs, APAs), O&M and project financing.
Jurisdiction: England & Wales
At The EV Network Simon was instrumental in structuring an innovative model to develop sites for high powered ev charging, having raised an initial fund of £50m.
Prior to this, Simon was a partner at an international law firm, where he headed up the solar practice having advised on a wide range of projects including BP’s high profile acquisition of Lightsource.
Other notable transactions are Simon’s numerous utility scale solar projects, ranging from a large portfolio of sub-5MW projects to (at the time) the largest ground mounted solar farm in the UK (50MW) which included an innovative construction finance package used as a pathfinder in the industry.
Simon also advised a number of players in the fast paced electric vehicle world having built a strong reputation as a hands-on commercially minded lawyer who “gets deals done”. This included advising a leading charge point operator on its investment into a start-up and also advising a large utility company on its acquisition of a charge point operator.