SGH Martineau has strengthened its energy team.
Mark Bartholomew joins the firm as a partner from Maxwell Winward.
Having spent most of his career as an energy specialist with a particular focus on electricity, Mr Bartholomew has extensive experience in the electricity sector.
He has advised on a broad range of activities in the sector, ranging from privatisation and the establishment and evolution of competitive markets to the development of fossil fuel and renewable power stations, mergers and acquisitions and energy trading.
Mr Bartholomew has particular experience in transmission matters having, over the years, advised National Grid, Northern Ireland Electricity, ESB/EirGrid and other transmission companies in overseas jurisdictions as diverse as California, Turkey and India.
Prior to Maxwell Winward he was a partner in the energy, projects and construction group at CMS Cameron McKenna.
He said: “I have been looking forward to joining SGH Martineau’s growing energy team at a time of substantial change to the electricity supply market in Great Britain. The implementation of HM Government’s Electricity Market Reforms and the challenges of energy security and climate change make this an exciting stage in the continuing evolution of the industry.”
Andrew Whitehead, SGH Martineau senior partner and head of the firm’s energy team said: “Mark’s impressive CV showcases his expertise in the energy sector, especially around the complex industry codes and regulatory aspects, as well as highlighting his considerable experience on a range of renewable projects including biofuels, offshore and onshore wind and energy from waste. Mark has been involved in the electricity market since privatisation and brings with him a wealth of experience working on European transmission and system operation issues and an in-depth knowledge of electricity market reform – both of which will prove invaluable.”