Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed the Rt Hon Ed Davey, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, as a consultant to its Global Energy Group.
As of September, Ed will work closely with the co-heads of the firm’s Global Energy Group, John Balsdon, Anna Howell and Rob Merrick, advising on thought leadership development in the energy and climate change sectors, and providing a unique understanding of both past, present and future UK and EU energy policy.
Ed will be chairing and speaking at a series of events at Herbert Smith Freehills starting with the "Investing in UK Renewables" seminar on Tuesday 15 September at the firm's London office.
Anna Howell commented:
"I'm delighted to welcome Ed to our Global Energy Group. Drawing from his deep experience and knowledge in this sector, his innovative ideas and critical input will be much valued, particularly in helping our clients understand new public policy and its implications".
London energy and infrastructure partner Julia Pyke, who will be working closely with Ed, added:
"In such an important and complex sector as energy, which ranges from renewables to offshore UKCS and community energy, Ed's insight will be invaluable in understanding how future policy in the UK, EU and elsewhere might develop."
Ed Davey added:
“I’m thrilled to be working with one of the world’s leading law firms in the energy sector. My work in Government confirmed how rapidly global energy policies, markets and technologies are developing, and therefore the need for investors and industry to have the best legal and policy advice. Without these, we won’t foster the level of business confidence needed during the world’s unprecedented and unpredictable energy transition.”