Spotlight on… Burges Salmon

Known for its energy law and regulation expertise, it has advised on many of the UKs innovative and ground-breaking energy and Net Zero developments.

Its clients range from the largest private and public sector organisations, developers and institutions, to entrepreneurial businesses and wealthy individuals.

Working from its offices in Bristol, London and Edinburgh, Burges Salmon’s can apply the deep knowledge and expertise it has across the key sectors of energy, transport, the built environment and land and food, to bring projects to fruition. These sectors need to work together to hit the UK Government’s Net Zero target and the success of a hydrogen economy in the UK depends on this.

The team has been advising on hydrogen for many years particularly in the electrolyser sector and is at the heart of the hydrogen roll out in the UK.

Its lawyers sit on the Executive of the UK Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (Ross Fairley is Deputy Chair), on Renewable UK’s Green Hydrogen Working Group and were part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Hydrogen Task Force working group for standards and regulation. Burges Salmon promotes industry dialogue through regular round-table events and seminars.

The team’s work spans all forms of hydrogen development from large clusters to onsite bespoke solutions.  They cover all aspects of development, investment and operation for projects from land assembly and consenting through construction and offtake and power procurement contracts to operations and M&A/financing.

As well as the hydrogen producers and developers, Burges Salmon works closely with renewable energy providers engaged in the opportunities which hydrogen presents and with the demand side of hydrogen looking at future supplies and uses.

For more information, visit the firm’s website or contact Ross Fairley ( You can also follow on Twitter @BurgesSalmon and on LinkedIn.

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