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Matthew Brown

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Power Team.

Matthew has a track record of advising government, regulators, network companies, developers and investors on energy sector regulation, renewables, and wider transactions in the utilities sector.

With more than 450 energy and climate change lawyers, including over 100 partners, the CMS Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of excellence such as London and Aberdeen, the practice works across 75 offices globally. Building on 40 years of experience advising on power, oil & gas and renewables through to energy disputes, emerging areas and Energy Transition, CMS is uniquely placed to ensure clients receive advice best suited to their commercial needs and to our collective future.

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Relevant experience

  • The Department of Energy & Climate Change (as was) on Great Britain Electricity Market Reform.
  • SSE Energy Supply Limited in relation to smart meter roll-out.
  • Northern Ireland Electricity Networks on the introduction of contestability in connections in Northern Ireland.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Consulting Editorial Board Member - LexisPSL Energy
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  • Prosumers Rule, Utility Week
  • Staying Sharp in the Digital Age, Gas International
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  • 2007 – LPC, BPP Law School, Leeds
  • 2006 – GDL, BPP Law School, Leeds
  • 2005 – MA, English Literature, University of St Andrews, St Andrews
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12 January 2021
Busi­ness mod­els for CCUS – what’s new?
Fur­ther to its con­sulta­tion re­sponse, pub­lished in Au­gust 2020, the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dustry (“BEIS”) provided an up­date in Decem­ber 2020 on po­ten­tial busi­ness mod­els for car­bon...
27 November 2020
AR4: What you need to know about the next CfD round
On 24 Novem­ber 2020, the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) pub­lished its re­sponse to the con­sulta­tion on the pro­posed amend­ments for al­loc­a­tion round four (“AR4”)...
10 November 2020
Elec­tri­city Li­cence Class Ex­emp­tions – A new, sim­pler dawn?
In­tro­duc­tion On 30 Oc­to­ber 2020, the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) launched a call for evid­ence as part of its po­ten­tial re­form of the ex­ist­ing re­gime re­lat­ing...
13 August 2020
The en­ergy re­tail price cap: clean­ing the (ob­ser­va­tion) win­dows
There was much spec­u­la­tion dur­ing 2018 about wheth­er any of the en­ergy sup­pli­ers would dare to chal­lenge Ofgem’s im­ple­ment­a­tion of the en­ergy price cap man­dated by Par­lia­ment through the Do­mest­ic Gas...
19 May 2020
The Ca­pa­city Mar­ket and Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence re­gimes re­spond to COV­ID-19
The lock­down and re­lated re­stric­tions im­posed by Gov­ern­ment as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic have im­pacted on the Ca­pa­city Mar­ket (“CM”) and Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence (“CfD”) schemes. As a...
18 March 2020
Ca­pa­city Mar­ket: Con­sulta­tion on Fu­ture Im­prove­ments
The De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) ran its Ca­pa­city Mar­ket (“CM”) Con­sulta­tion on Fu­ture Im­prove­ments (the “Con­sulta­tion”) between 3 Feb­ru­ary – 2 March...
06 March 2020
Winds of change: on­shore, float­ing and oth­er low car­bon tech­no­lo­gies Cf­Ds
On 2 March 2020, the UK gov­ern­ment pub­lished a con­sulta­tion pro­pos­ing a num­ber of sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence (CfD) scheme to ap­ply for pro­jects com­pet­ing in fu­ture al­loc­a­tion...
20 September 2019
Gov­ern­ment are con­sult­ing on pro­pos­als for a new smart meter policy frame­work...
Over­view Re­cent press re­ports sug­gest that the smart meter rol­lout dead­line has been “ex­ten­ded” or “delayed” un­til 2024. However, this is some­what a sim­pli­fic­a­tion of GB gov­ern­ment’s con­sulta­tion...
20 September 2019
CfD Al­loc­a­tion Round 3: an­oth­er step to­wards sub­sidy-free re­new­ables?
Earli­er today, the De­part­ment of Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) an­nounced the al­loc­a­tion of Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence (“Cf­Ds”) in the third CfD Al­loc­a­tion Round (“AR3”)...
06 August 2019
UK CCUS policy – is the UK ready to cap­ture the op­por­tun­ity?
On 22 Ju­ly 2019, the UK Gov­ern­ment’s De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy & In­dus­tri­al Strategy (BEIS) pub­lished, among oth­ers, its pro­pos­als for busi­ness mod­els for Car­bon Cap­ture Us­age and Stor­age (CCUS)...
18 June 2019
Aim­ing high­er: UK Gov­ern­ment sets its sights on net-zero emis­sions by 2050
As an­ti­cip­ated, on Wed­nes­day, 12 June 2019, the UK Gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced le­gis­la­tion com­mit­ting the UK to re­du­cing its net con­tri­bu­tion to green­house gas emis­sions to zero by 2050. Once en­acted, this...