Freddie is an Associate in the Energy Team and has been with CMS for four years. Having trained with the firm, he qualified as a solicitor in February 2018 and has gained broad experience in the Energy sector, advising clients on transactional, project and regulatory matters and building on experience gained during his training contract.
Freddie has gained broad expertise in a number of different areas within the Energy sector. Aside from working on some significant renewable M&A transactions (advising the likes of SSE, ESB, Aviva Global Investors, Arjun Infrastructure Partners, InfraRed Capital Partners, The Renewables Infrastructure Group, Anesco and John Laing), Freddie has particular strength in advising on power purchase agreements, advising both corporate buyers (such as McDonalds and Signify), utilities (such as SmartestEnergy and Power NI) and developers (such as Encavis and SolarCentury). Freddie also has growing expertise in the area of electric vehicles, advising on transactions in the sector (for example, in relation to Legal & General’s investment in PodPoint, one of the UK’s largest EV charging point providers), on licensing and regulatory issues and also on a number of collaboration, revenue share and other agreements between CPOs, vehicle manufacturers and other stakeholders.
Freddie has recently undertaken a part-time secondment at SSE for over a year, advising on various commercial issues in relation to numerous thermal and wind assets. During his training contract, Freddie also undertook a six-month client secondment at the North Sea headquarters of ConocoPhillips UK Ltd.