International law firm Pinsent Masons has this month joined the EAI as an Associate member.
Pinsent Masons has expanded their footprint and expertise with the recent opening of their Dublin office at the 1 Windmill Lane development in the SOBO District of Dublin’s South Docks. This expansion builds on their strong local presence in Belfast and their global network of offices.
EAI CEO Dara Lynott said: “We are delighted to welcome Pinsent Masons both to Dublin and to the Association, especially at such an exciting time for us as we begin to roll out our new three year Corporate Strategy with our vision of a decarbonised future powered by electricity. As an all-island association we promote this vision through constructive engagement with key policy, regulatory, technology and academic stakeholders both at domestic and EU levels.”
Richard Murphy, Partner and Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland at Pinsent Masons said: “We welcome the chance to join the EAI to continue our work helping to promote and debate the challenges facing the all-island electricity sector. With offices in both Dublin and Belfast we are uniquely well placed to advise clients on all-island energy work and believe membership of EAI will be invaluable to this.”
Operating in 25 cities across the world, Pinsent Masons is a global Top 100 law firm with over 3,000 staff and posted global revenues of £449.8m last year. The Firm has one of the largest dedicated energy teams of any international law firm, employing a dedicated team of energy professionals across both its Dublin and Belfast offices.
EAI’s 26 membership includes utilities that represent over 90 percent of generation and retail business activities and 100 per cent of distribution within the Single Electricity Market (SEM). Members range in size from international power utilities to independent suppliers.
Member representatives have the opportunity to sit on four EAI Committees; Markets, Policy, Retail, and Networks, and on the Task Forces established to deliver their key objectives.
EAI also provides an information service to members and acts as a forum for corporate networking, leading focused conversation on energy issues across Ireland, GB and Europe.