Rob Broom is an associate in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice based in London. Rob’s practice focuses on advising utilities, governments, sponsors, borrowers and financial institutions on all aspects of the energy sector, including renewable and thermal power development, electricity and gas regulation, electricity transmission and distribution, energy trading (both OTC and exchange) and supply, and general commercial advice across the energy spectrum covering wind, solar, district heating, CHP, smart meters, smart grids, networks for electricity, gas (both regulated and private), AD and biogas to grid. He has both private practice experience and in-house experience having done a 10-month secondment to an electricity supplier – Smartest Energy, and a 12-month secondment to the Commodities Legal Team at EDF Trading.
Rob has been recognised (for two years in a row) as a “Rising Star” in The Legal 500 2021 and 2022 for work in Energy, and as a “real standout” in The Legal 500 2020 for Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables). Rob was also the Rising Star award winner in the 2021 Energy UK's Young Energy Professionals Awards.
Rob has experience advising on energy and infrastructure projects across the UK, Europe and Africa, advising sponsors, investors, project companies and lenders on structures, regulation, financing and commercial agreements for acquisitions, disposals, financings and development of international infrastructure, power (conventional and renewable) and upstream/midstream oil and gas projects.
Rob has particular expertise in the UK electricity market and its regulatory framework, and commodity trading. 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, EFETs (Gas & Power), CSAs, Netting Agreements, Cross-Product Master Agreements, 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 called "Flex Assure", and sits on the Oversight Committee of the Scheme.
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 is also the co-author of the 2022 Lexology “Getting The Deal Through” Renewable Energy Report on Poland.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Rob worked for the commodities energy (Oil, Gas & Coal) risk desk at a leading investment bank for two years. Rob also worked as a contract officer (associate) for a leading global investment manager.