Martineaus loans chief to client

Martineau Johnson’s head of energy and projects Andrew Whitehead has been seconded to the in-house department of long-term client the National Grid while the company proceeds with its proposed merger with Lattice Group

Whitehead is acting as general counsel and head of legal services while current head Alison Kay is involved with the £15bn merger. Whitehead will remain at the company until the completion of the deal, which is expected in autumn this year.
Martineaus has been advising the National Grid since 1993, mainly on contractual and regulatory work in the energy sector. It is one of a number of panel firms with CMS Cameron McKenna acting as main corporate adviser.
The secondment will be an opportunity for the firm to forge closer ties with the company before advisers of the two merging companies find themselves fighting for work.
CMS Cameron McKenna is advising National Grid on the merger, with Linklaters acting for Lattice.