Michael Cuthbertson

Michael Cuthbertson

Senior Counsel

Mike is a senior counsel in our Commercial, IP and Technology Department, having trained at Travers Smith and qualified in 2013.

Commercial contracts

Mike's core area of expertise is the structuring and negotiation of high-value, business-critical commercial agreements. His experience includes the negotiation of long-term outsourcing contracts for a core participant in the UK energy market and a telecoms giant, as well as a transformative supply arrangement for a major retailer and licensing arrangements in the media, transport and tech sectors.

Energy and infrastructure

Mike has worked extensively for owners and operators of both traditional and renewable energy generation, transportation and storage assets.  He has also advised clients on the rollout of smart metering infrastructure and the development, operation and sale/purchase of solar, onshore wind, biomass and battery storage facilities.

Clients praise Mike as "technically excellent and highly responsive" with "impressive commercial understanding" and an ability to "grasp the key points…and tailor his advice accordingly". Mike sits on Travers Smith's Infrastructure Sector Group and is a member of the firm's Data Protection Action Group. He also chairs the firm's Sustainability Working Group.

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