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Trowers has hired specialist energy lawyer, Josh Partridge, to join its Energy and Sustainability team. A lateral hire, Josh joins as a partner in a move that adds his considerable experience and focus on renewable generation, energy storage and digital technologies to the firm's market-leading team.

Josh joins Trowers from Bird & Bird, where he worked on a broad range of projects across multiple jurisdictions including large-scale solar and energy projects storage, power purchase agreements, smart technologies, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and connected regulatory matters. 

Additionally, his experience includes advising government bodies, regulated bodies, investors, developers and consumers on commercial structuring for energy projects, including on the procurement and deployment of national scale infrastructure projects. 

Josh has been heavily involved in the emergent energy storage industry in the UK, having authored a number of papers and advised numerous clients on the development of the regulatory framework and the commercial drivers in the UK storage market.

Chris Paul, Head of Trowers' Energy and Sustainability team commented: 

"The team is delighted to be joined by Josh. He brings with him first-class experience of the most complex and emerging issues across the energy and sustainability space.

"The energy transition presents challenges and opportunities across all sectors. The need to decarbonise the power sector is driving interest in solar, wind and battery storage. Energy costs have climbed up the agenda, and innovative technologies need specialist advice on project risks, connections and the regulatory position. As lawyers it's important that we're on hand to help advise and guide our clients through this changing landscape. Josh's addition to our team means Trowers is even better positioned to ensure we can do exactly that and present a real 'hub of excellence."

Josh added: 

"The Energy and Sustainability team at Trowers is well known for its breadth and depth of knowledge and the quality of its advice. I am excited to join the firm and help further strengthen and broaden the Group's experience through my own work, not least in the area of renewable generation and storage. 

"As Chris notes, clients are facing unprecedented challenges across all sectors, with a 'trilemma' of concerns and obligations around ESG and Net Zero, energy security and cost pressures. It has never been more vital for clients to have access to the best legal counsel – Trowers is definitely the team that can best offer that."