Markets at the forefront of our UK and our global economies.

The energy and infrastructure markets lead the way on technology, attract investment and touch and concern every aspect of our businesses and daily lives. Energy and infrastructure are also naturally intertwined – energy needs infrastructure and vice versa.

Looking to the future and our economies post-Covid 19, there are huge opportunities for the energy and infrastructure sectors, as the UK’s Government and those of other nations focus on investment and fiscal stimuli necessary for economic recovery.

In terms of the green economy and decarbonisation, energy and infrastructure are also at the forefront of exciting projects driving this unprecedented focus, such as energy storage, EV and new power generation.

Energy and Infrastructure team in discussion

Focus areas

Space & Satellite

With government plans in place to more than double the UK’s share of the global space economy by 2030 and over £360 billion of UK economic activity supported by satellite infrastructure, the sector is set to increase exponentially as demand for data and connectivity grows. Learn more about our commitment to the sector and the dedicated experts available to you.

Ports & Freeports

Ports in the UK represent a dynamic industry of fast paced innovation and trade, whether sea ports, freeports or port suppliers.

This presents huge but often complex opportunities to those in the sector. Find out more about how we support clients to capitalise on those opportunities.

Renewable Energy

The energy team at Foot Anstey has huge experience in the renewable energy field and are recognised as leaders in the industry. Find out more about how we can help with battery storage, solar and the UK EV network.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

Energy and Infrastructure is an area in which we are not just commentators, but expert participators working on some of the first, the largest and the most innovative energy and infrastructure projects of their kind, both in the UK and in the international arena.

As one of our core business sectors, our view is also about infrastructure in a broader sense – from the roads, runways and railways that connect our cities, to the spaceports and the satellite and geospatial technologies that enable us to communicate globally.

Our Energy and Infrastructure experts have first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that you face in an ever-changing market.  Whether you are negotiating supply chains, assessing and managing risk, adapting to technology, the digital economy, dealing with people, safety, planning and environmental considerations, or procuring access to land and to funding, we can be a key part of your delivery team, providing cost-effective legal advice.

Our connections

With an extensive network – from policy makers to big six suppliers and a wide range of funders – one of our core strengths is the ability to make relevant introductions to help provide you with collaborative solutions.

We are one of the few UK-based law firms who embrace meaningful collaborations and co-counselling with other law firms (including those in the UK’s ‘magic circle’ and on an international basis), meaning our clients always get the best athlete for the role at the right cost point, without the perceived downside of appointing multiple lawyers.

Together, we can power your ambitions.

Related services

Corporate projects demand legal advice at the speed of business. Whatever your needs, goals or ambitions our team work hard to tailor services which help deliver our clients’ ambitions at every stage of a company’s journey.

All business ventures and activities are risky but none more so than in the fields of major projects, infrastructure and construction. We get to know you, inside and out, so together we can assess, manage and navigate the path through risk to success.

Transport and mobility is integral to society and there is a growing need to develop a transformational national transport policy that places the needs of the consumer at its centre.

We are able to provide you with invaluable insight on sustainable transport policy, mobility planning and the delivery of projects.

Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds. Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed. At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.

The next generation housing stock will involve modern methods of construction or MMC. No matter how it is defined, the collective term covers a number of innovative construction practices and methods which allow project briefs to be realised like never before.

Our cross sector team advise funders, developers, suppliers and public sector bodies (including housing associations) on all aspects of MMC.

Business continues to shaped and transformed by data and technology.

We understand the central importance that data and technology have on modern business and have two specialist teams with specialist knowledge.

Climate change presents some of the toughest questions for business. Our edge as environmental lawyers is our experience of feeding into policymaking in Parliament, government and local authorities.

Planning law is the gateway to property development. It’s the vital first step for building projects no matter what size. Working with decision-makers at the key levels, we use our years of experience in planning law to seek out answers which work for you.

Corporate projects demand legal advice at the speed of business. Whatever your needs, goals or ambitions our team work hard to tailor services which help deliver our clients’ ambitions at every stage of a company’s journey.

All business ventures and activities are risky but none more so than in the fields of major projects, infrastructure and construction. We get to know you, inside and out, so together we can assess, manage and navigate the path through risk to success.

Transport and mobility is integral to society and there is a growing need to develop a transformational national transport policy that places the needs of the consumer at its centre.

We are able to provide you with invaluable insight on sustainable transport policy, mobility planning and the delivery of projects.

Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds. Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed. At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.

The next generation housing stock will involve modern methods of construction or MMC. No matter how it is defined, the collective term covers a number of innovative construction practices and methods which allow project briefs to be realised like never before.

Our cross sector team advise funders, developers, suppliers and public sector bodies (including housing associations) on all aspects of MMC.

Business continues to shaped and transformed by data and technology.

We understand the central importance that data and technology have on modern business and have two specialist teams with specialist knowledge.

Climate change presents some of the toughest questions for business. Our edge as environmental lawyers is our experience of feeding into policymaking in Parliament, government and local authorities.

Planning law is the gateway to property development. It’s the vital first step for building projects no matter what size. Working with decision-makers at the key levels, we use our years of experience in planning law to seek out answers which work for you.

What our clients say

All the Foot Anstey partners and associates that we deal with have a clear, focused understanding of the projects that they advise us on in the renewable and battery energy sector. Chris Pritchett’s knowledge of the PPA market has been a real asset for us.

Legal 500 2022 Projects, Energy & Natural Resources

The team at FA were always welcoming and open in all of our discussions and involvements. The FA team often involved more junior staff in our meetings to promote their learning and development. Not only was it great to see their commitment to the development of their staff but those staff members also came across as very knowledgably

Legal 500 2022 Real Estate and Construction

Ian Stubbs’ commercial and pragmatic advice has allowed us to negotiate and complete complex construction contracts in tight timeframes

Our people

Our core team draws on a range of specialisms within Foot Anstey, utilising a 'one team' approach and is deeply entrenched in the energy and infrastructure market. From funding to environmental considerations, our team collaborates closely with you and your business to support the delivery of your strategy.

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