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.

Our specialist areas

Our specialist team supports clients to deliver some of the biggest and most innovative projects in the UK.

Clean 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.

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It is an exciting time to be involved in the nuclear industry, which is undergoing rapid change. At Foot Anstey we have extensive experience in helping our clients to navigate these challenges. Our team has supported developers, site licence companies and contractors at all levels of the nuclear supply chain with achieving their ambitions within the nuclear sector.

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Ports & Marine

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.

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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.

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Transport & Mobility

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.

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Water & Waste

As part of the global push towards sustainability and decarbonisation, companies must reduce carbon footprint through innovation and investment. Alongside this, companies are focused on meeting the challenges of ESG (environmental, social and governance), maintaining public health and shifting towards a towards a more circular economy.

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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.

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.

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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What do our clients say?

“The team at Foot Anstey are approachable, friendly and knowledgeable. They are deeply immersed in the renewable energy and EV sectors and always give practical and tailored advice.”

Legal 500 2024

“The Foot Anstey team is truly epic – they have become an integral part of our in-house legal service. This team delivers high-quality legal work, with exceptional attention to detail, alongside honest communication in terms of commercial suggestions and expectations.”

Legal 500 2024

“Good industry understanding and experience, good collaboration, they hear their client’s needs/requests and ensure that they get the best possible results for them, they proposing solutions.”

Legal 500 2024

“The Foot Anstey team have an in depth knowledge of the market and always provide clear, tailored and timely advice. They take the time to really get to know my business and are always approachable.”

Legal 500 2024

“The team provides a diverse team with a multitude of expertise. They are enthusiastic in adapting to the changing market and sharing the benefit of this with their clients.”

Legal 500 2024

“Good commercial awareness and pragmatic approach to problem-solving.”

Legal 500 2023

“The Foot Anstey energy team have become a fundamental part of our project delivery team and have always provided us with high quality good value advice on all legal aspects that we have sought and engaged their assistance. They have a can do attitude and always look to solve problems rather than create them which is a crucial starting position from my viewpoint and helps to differentiate them from others.”

Legal 500 2023

“The Foot Anstey energy team has provided our battery energy storage business with excellent property and commercial/project sales advice across a variety of development projects from option/lease negotiations through to SPV sale of the project and associated rights.”

Legal 500 2023

“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.”

Legal 500 2022

“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 knowledgable.”

Legal 500 2022

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