A highly regulated and rapidly changing marketplace, under increasing political and media scrutiny, the energy and utilities sector plays a key role in our economy. At Pitmans we understand the wide-ranging challenges and complexities faced by companies operating in this area – from customer engagement and retention, roll-out of new smart meter technologies and cyber security to corporate asset acquisition and large scale construction.

Our highly regarded team of lawyers offers deep energy and utilities sector knowledge, with connections and extensive experience of working with our clients to achieve their commercial objectives. From financing and transaction management to complex dispute resolution, site acquisition and disposal and navigation of regulations, we work as part of each client’s team in an inspiring partnership to add value and address the toughest legal issues.


Our clients include:

  • Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Geotrace Technologies
  • Texaco
  • Thames Water
  • Totaltec

Case studies

We advised Brandon Hill Capital in its role as broker to Vast Resources in connection with a placing to raise approximately £1m.

We have been retained by the primary external legal adviser to Thames Water to provide advice on all of the client’s extensive commercial contracting requirements.

For one of our key clients – a leading international bank – we advised on the provision of secured loan facilities to refinance a major player – and its subsidiaries – in the energy sector, including a Bonds, Guarantees or Letters of Credit facility and a group overdraft facility.

We acted for Totaltec Oilfield Services Limited in raising initial equity finance to start up a Guyana based oilfield services company. The private investors were from varied jurisdictional bases including Guyana, British Virgin Islands, Denmark, USA, Singapore, Norway and the UK.


“Team of consummate lawyers, who have a remarkable depth of knowledge and experience”

Legal 500

“I have a confidence in Pitmans in a way that I haven’t with others – they do it and say it as it is.”

Chambers & Partners