Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

Matt works in Frontier’s Energy practice, advising clients in the energy sector since 2007.

Matt is a manager in Frontier’s energy practice with over ten years of experience in advising clients in the energy industry. Matt’s focus of expertise is in energy network regulation, but he also leads projects across the supply chain.

Matt works for clients across Europe, advising utilities, investors, regulators, and Government bodies. He has provided due diligence advice to investors in regulated networks, including recent transactions in Finland; Belgium; the UK; and Northern Ireland, advising on how economic regulation drives value and risk.

Matt also supports Frontier’s expert witnesses in dispute proceedings, advising on both merits and damages quantification across investor-state and commercial disputes, as well as price control appeals.  Matt has worked extensively alongside leading law firms including White & Case; Freshfields; and Slaughter & May. In 2018 Matt was named on Who’s Who Legal’s list of energy sector experts.

In the UK, Matt has worked with both energy networks and Ofgem, advising on the design and implementation of network regulation.  He has expertise includes benchmarking and cost assessment; incentive design; outputs regulation; cost of capital; and financial modelling.  Matt has made various contributions to the debate around the future of gas in the UK, including as the lead on Frontier’s study into future network regulation for the Committee on Climate Change, and through ongoing work with a number of utilities on the RIIO-2 price controls.

Matt graduated in PPE from Oxford University and completed a MSc in Economics at Birkbeck University.