DLA Piper adds Clive Mottram as Utilities Legal Director

July 12, 2007
DLA Piper has secured the services of former Severn Trent Water General Counsel and company secretary Clive Mottram. Clive, aged 48, has joined DLA Piper's Finance & Projects division as a Legal Director, working within the specialist energy and utilities team headed by Neil Upton, Head of Power and Water at DLA Piper. Clive will lead the firm's water practice, focusing initially on the water sector in the UK. "Clive brings to DLA Piper not only an in-depth knowledge of the water industry...

BIRMINGHAM, UK, July 9, 2007 -- DLA Piper has secured the services of former Severn Trent Water General Counsel and company secretary Clive Mottram.

Clive, aged 48, has joined DLA Piper's Finance & Projects division as a Legal Director, working within the specialist energy and utilities team headed by Neil Upton, Head of Power and Water at DLA Piper. Clive will lead the firm's water practice, focusing initially on the water sector in the UK.

"Clive brings to DLA Piper not only an in-depth knowledge of the water industry but also practical experience of the way it works within its regulatory and statutory framework," said Neil.

DLA Piper has a market leading utility practice with a network of over 200 dedicated lawyers in offices around the world, each of whom has experience of advising governments, sponsors, lenders and consortia on all aspects of the utility sector including power, water and waste water infrastructure development. The utility practice is multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers, drawn from areas such as Finance & Projects, Real Estate, Environmental, Corporate, and other departments.

Over the next five years, DLA Piper will continue to develop its utility practice in Birmingham in line with its global strategy, to create one of the largest specialist teams of its kind in the world. The utilities team will work with its clients to help shape their energy and water policies around the world over the coming decades.

Neil commented: "To those whose first reaction is that it may seem strange to base a world class team in Birmingham, I would point out that here in the Midlands we sit very neatly in an area that is home to organizations like Severn Trent, Ofwat, National Grid, e.on and npower so there is a vast amount of both interest and expertise relatively close to hand."

DLA Piper is a global legal services organization with offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. Over 3,400 lawyers across 63 offices and 25 countries provide a broad range of legal services to businesses that operate on a local, regional and global level. DLA Piper is relationship driven and committed to meeting the ongoing legal needs of its clients.

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