Brodies LLP was appointed as the Scottish Member of the Energy Law Group (ELG) in October 2021, bringing a host of benefits to the firm and clients.
The ELG was established in 1993 and is a network of lawyers with expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors, across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It is ranked Band 1 in Projects & Energy (Legal Network) Europe-wide by Chambers and Partners Global 2021.
The ELG network connects more than 500 energy lawyers from independent law firms with relevant specialisms allowing for easy cross-jurisdiction cooperation between members without any fee for the collaboration. It offers a range of support in relation to regulatory, competition, corporate, finance, arbitration, litigation, lobbying and other matters across 44 countries, including Denmark, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, and Serbia. The main sectors in which the ELG provides support are water, renewables, oil & gas, mining and electricity.
In addition, as at March 2021, 57 lawyers of the ELG were identified by Who’s Who Legal as global leaders across various specialisms. This number has now been bolstered by several members of the Brodies' Energy team, such as Clare Munro (Head of Energy & Infrastructure), Keith Patterson and Kirsty Macpherson (Renewables), and William McIntosh (Corporate Governance and M&A).
Brodies' and ELG energy industry insights
Not only does the ELG provide professional connections, it also serves as a valuable source of information and insight on market trends in EMEA, industry developments and commentary on evolving regulatory changes across the energy sector. This offers Brodies the opportunity to collaborate with other industry experts in different jurisdictions.
The Brodies team alone encompasses experts in oil & gas, renewable energy, real estate & planning, corporate, finance, litigation and employment. Brodies' clients can now benefit not only from the firm's internal expertise, but also from the fact that Brodies is the only Scottish law firm that has access to the vast network and knowledge pool offered by the ELG.
Brodies is therefore uniquely placed to support clients with operations across a range of jurisdictions and connect them, if necessary, with local expert legal advisors to ensure their needs are properly met and interests protected.
If you have any questions about Brodies' membership of the ELG, or think we could support your business, please do get in touch with our Energy team or your usual Brodies contact.