Rob Broom is an associate in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice based in London. Rob’s practice focuses on advising utilities, governments, banks and financial institutions on all aspects of the energy sector, including oil and gas, electricity generation, renewables, networks and trading.

    Rob has particular expertise in the UK electricity market and its regulatory framework. He advises on energy sector commercial contracts, including Energy Trading Services Agreements (ETSAs), power purchase agreements (PPAs), Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) and Renewable Energy Guarantees Origin (REGO) Trading Master Agreements, ISDAs, Gas Netting Agreements and Gas Trading & Shipping Services Agreements. He was part of a team that drafted the industry standard REGO Trading Master Agreement template and has advised the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) on the establishment of a demand side response (DSR) Code of Conduct ahead of the launch of a voluntary Code Compliance Scheme for DSR aggregators.

    Rob is very familiar with the Contract for Difference (CFD), Capacity Market, Feed-in Tariff (FiT), Renewables Obligation (RO) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. He is the author of several published articles on renewable energy development and regulation, as well as a frequent presenter on these issues.

    Rob's experience also includes a 10-month secondment to an electricity supplier.

    Prior to becoming a lawyer, Rob worked for the commodities energy (Oil, Gas & Coal) risk desk at a leading investment bank for two years.

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    • Undertaking a 10-month secondment to an electricity supplier, during which Rob advised on electricity supply and purchase agreements, trading agreements, licensing and regulatory requirements, alongside corporate and commercial work.
    • Advising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the Capacity Market rules and regulations in relation to a prospective entrant to the Capacity Market scheme.
    • Advising the Government of Fiji on the establishment of the legislative and regulatory regime required to corporatize the Fiji Electricity Authority to enable the government’s partial divestment of the Fiji Electricity Authority and establish an independent electricity regulator and appropriate regulatory regime whilst ensuring that an a conducive environment exists to attract and promote private/foreign investment in the energy sector.
    • Advising a developer on the project development and financing of gasifier power plants in the UK with a project pipeline of 500 MW of assets across a number of consented sites.
    • Advising the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) on a demand-side-response (DSR) energy services Code of Conduct and providing guidance in establishing a governance structure to administer a compliance scheme for the Code of Conduct.
    • Advising the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda on the establishment of various electricity licences in Bermuda and the development of the surrounding legislative and regulatory framework.
    • Advising Selfridges on its electricity supply agreement with Scottish Power in respect of its electricity supply to all of its premises.
    • Advising Gravis Capital Partners in relation to its financing of an electricity supplier, including advising on the supplier’s contractual electricity supply arrangements.
    • Advising a developer on the sale of a majority interest in several project companies with rights to develop c.200 MW of battery storage projects in the UK.
    • Advising Calon Energy on the financing and development of a 1,500 MW CCGT power project in the UK.
    • Advising a trading development and finance company on prospective entrance to the UK Renewables Obligation scheme for its planned biodiesel plant.
    • Advising prospective entrants to the Capacity Market in respect of a portfolio of CHP plants and Battery Storage Units.
    • Advising Pall Mall Oil & Gas on its Free-on-Board (FOB) Crude Oil Sales Agreement.
    • Assisting in advising the governments of Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya on the proposed development of an interconnector electricity transmission line system and the ancillary trading platform across the three jurisdictions.
    • Assisting in advising a telecoms operator on the raising of finance for the creation of a mobile voice and data network in an African country.

    Education

    • Heriot-Watt University, M.Sc., Renewable Energy Development (Ongoing)
    • University of Law, L.P.C., Commendation, 2015
    • King's College, London, LL.M., International Financial Law, Merit, 2012
    • City University, LL.B., 2010

    Admissions

    • England and Wales

    Languages

    • English
    • Polish

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    Publications

    Speaking Engagements

    • Presenter, “An update on the UK Capacity Market suspension following the European General Court judgment in Case T-793/14 (Tempus Energy v European Commission)”, 12th CEPEC Showcase Green Investors' Conference, 14 December 2018.
    • Presenter, “Developments in UK Capacity; is the Capacity Market delivering or is it ‘Incapacitated’?” Sentri – Think Tank, London, 18 May 2018.
    • Presenter, “Recent and proposed changes in regulation and impacts on new technologies”, 11th CEPEC Showcase Green Investors' Conference, 23 March 2018.

    Interviews

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