Electric vehicles have the potential to transform not only our transport networks but also our society.

There are a number of factors that will be crucial to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. From developing suitable infrastructure, to low carbon energy generation and battery storage. Emerging transport technology and intelligent mobility capability will also define the development of successful electric vehicle solutions.

Our Low Carbon Transport team provides a market-leading service advising on data, cyber and intellectual property issues and the delivery of multi-modal solutions. With unrivaled experience in electric vehicles, energy infrastructure, low carbon energy generation and storage projects, the team is widely-known for its work in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and the automotive sector.

We also demonstrate significant experience in alternative power-train technologies and act for a variety of clients, including institutional investors, infrastructure providers and utilities. 

Areas of focus

Our electric vehicle expertise includes the following:
  • Energy infrastructure and the procurement of battery storage projects;
  • Low carbon energy generation, power purchase and grid connection issues;
  • Regulation, planning and operational advice;
  • Digital mapping and real time information mobility services;
  • Data, cyber and intellectual property issues;
  • Transport technology and intelligent mobility;
  • Asset finance and leasing;
  • Supplier and product liability;
  • Competition, and
  • Regulatory and contracting issues.

Advising Octopus on its funding for EV's to be rolled out at Heathrow Airport.

Advising Octopus on Shari’ah compliant financing for zero and ultra-low emission taxis.

Advising on electricity regulation surrounding battery storage on new and existing sites and the interaction with grid supply and connection.

Advising on the installation of electric vehicle charging points including asset leases and the supporting grant funding available.

Advising a funder on funding arrangements for a major battery storage roll out.

Advising on the planning requirements for storage on new and existing renewable energy sites.

Legal partner to the VENTURER, FLOURISH, CAPRI and ROBOPILOT Connected and Autonomous Vehicle projects using electric vehicles and pod solutions.

Advising ULTra (BAA subsidiary) on the arrangements for the international commercialisation and licensing of intellectual property for software-controlled driverless pods, including at Heathrow Airport terminal 5.

Advising various clients including FirstGroup on fleet leasing, operational, regulatory and other matters in relation to hydrogen, electric and gas buses

Advising hydrogen infrastructure provider ITM Power for over ten years, including in relation to the installation of a network of fuelling points around the M25.

Advising RAC on multiple projects relating to telematics and in-car connected solutions.

Advising on digital mapping and real time information mobility services.

Advising various clients including FirstGroup on complex rail electrification projects.

Advising on battery-powered train trials.

Meet the team
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment
Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson Partner

  • Infrastructure
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Transport
Lucy Pegler

Lucy Pegler Partner

  • Technology and Communications
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Outsourcing
Euan Bremner

Euan Bremner Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Scottish Real Estate
  • Head of Northern Irish Real Estate
Colin Ligman

Colin Ligman Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Brian Wong

Brian Wong Partner

  • Rail
  • Highways and Road Transport
  • Judicial Review and Public Law
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking and Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance

What others say...

The team has provided excellent and consistent legal advice in relation to major energy projects.
Legal 500 2023

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