CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow SC

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded firm specialising in acting as counsel to clients on regulatory matters affecting the energy sector. Active in preparing clients for bidding rounds in the electricity space, as well as advising public bodies on drafting bidding rules. Also has expertise in power purchase agreements and the acquisition of energy assets such as power plants. Fields a team of experts with experience covering both private practice and the public sector.

Notable practitioners

Main partner Derek Woodhouse Saavedra garners strong praise from clients, who enthuse that "he is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers about regulatory energy matters." Interviewees also point to his experience in both private practice and the public sector, and peers highlight his in-depth knowledge of the power space. He has acted as legal counsel to the awarding bodies involved in the recent public tenders in the energy sector.

Up-and-coming partner Luis Fernandez is singled out for praise by clients, who state that "he is highly professional and knowledgeable about the energy sector." Another client describes him as "a reliable lawyer who is both passionate about his work and accessible to clients. He really understands matters and is very easy to deal with." His knowledge extends to both oil and gas and power matters.