Associate Director

Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

Matt has been advising clients in the energy sector since 2007, focusing on energy networks.

Matt is an Associate Director in Frontier’s energy practice with over ten years of experience 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, including 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 in 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.  His expertise includes benchmarking and cost assessment; incentive design; outputs regulation; cost of capital; and financial modelling.  He is currently working with a number of network utilities on the RIIO-2 price controls in the UK.  Matt has a particular interest in issues around the future of gas in the UK having led Frontier’s study into future gas network regulation for the Committee on Climate Change.

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

Q&A

What weird food combinations do you enjoy?

I used to enjoy cheddar cheese on chocolate digestives – not tried it for a couple of decades though.

Where/When would you go to in a time machine?

Would go back to 14th May 1995 and get a ticket in the away end at Anfield for Liverpool vs. Blackburn….

How would your pet describe you?

Too distracted by my baby daughter. A source of sustenance.