TLT is continuing to grow its Clean Energy team with the hire of Simon Courie as a partner in its commercial services group in London.

Simon is joining the firm as a specialist energy projects lawyer and brings a wealth of experience advising developers, investors and banks on significant projects in the clean energy sector. He joins alongside his continuing role at The EV Network where, as general counsel, he 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 Addleshaw Goddard, where he headed up the solar practice and advised on a wide range of projects including BP’s high profile acquisition of Lightsource. Simon also advised a number of key players in the fast-paced electric vehicle sector, having built a strong reputation as a commercially minded lawyer who “gets deals done”.

At TLT, Simon will work with the firm’s clean energy team to advise on a range of renewable schemes including wind, solar and heat projects. At TLT, Simon will work with the firm’s clean energy team to advise on a range of renewable schemes including wind, solar and heat projects. 

Maria Connolly, head of clean energy and real estate at TLT says:

“Simon brings invaluable in-house experience and real sector insight to our ambitious and growing team of specialist clean energy lawyers. Additionally, his deep understanding and experience of renewable energy developments builds on our existing strength in this area, and his appointment supports our growth ambitions and reinforces our position in the sector as a leading advisor on renewable technologies as we support the UK’s transition to net zero.”

Gary Roscoe, banking partner at TLT, says: 

“Simon’s expertise in the delivery of clean energy projects adds strength and depth to our talented team. We continue to push the boundaries for our clients to deliver on first-of-a-kind projects, representing some of the UK's major financial institutions and clean energy companies in debt funding projects that include wind, solar, storage, hydro, wave and other clean power technologies. The result being that we're able to attract leading lawyers like Simon to our ambitious team.”

Simon Courie, partner at TLT, says: 

“TLT has a great profile in the clean energy sector and I’m excited to be joining such a strong and ambitious team. I feel great synergy with the way in which the firm operates, in particular the commercially minded and client focused approach, and am pleased to be working with Maria and the team to support the continued growth and development of the firm’s sector offering.”

TLT's clean energy team supports businesses in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with domestic and cross-border matters, including clean energy companies and service providers, developers, landowners and commercial energy users, investors and funders.

Date published

16 February 2021

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