Samuel Outtridge is a partner in our projects and energy transition practice
Samuel specialises in commercial contracts and project development, with a focus on infrastructure, energy, utilities, transport and defence.
As part of Ashurst's role on the UK Government's Finance & Complex legal panel, Samuel is assisting the UK Government on a wide range of advisory roles. In particular he is advising on a number of nationally significant infrastructure and energy transition programmes which will support the Government's net zero policy. These mandates include advising:
DESNZ on the carbon capture usage and storage and low carbon hydrogen programmes;
GCRE Ltd (a subsidiary of Welsh Government) on the Global Centre of Rail Excellence, a major new testing and innovation facility in South Wales and the UK's first net zero railway;
Ofgem on the use of the regulatory asset base (RAB) model for the UK new nuclear programme; and
Ofwat on the £1 billion Haweswater Aqueduct Water Resilience (HARP) project to upgrade the water supply system in North West England.
In recent years he has advised on a number of other high profile infrastructure projects including the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel, the £700m Priority School Building Programme and the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel.
Samuel also advises funders, sponsors and contractors on a range of infrastructure projects. He has particular experience in the higher education sector, recently advising on major new university accommodation developments at the Durham University, the University of Leicester and the University of Birmingham.
He is also responsible for the Ashurst International Trade and Negotiations team, pursuant to Ashurst's appointment to the UK Government's International Trade and Negotiations legal panel.