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Michael Bond

Editor, Solicitors Journal

Browne Jacobson appoints former KPMG senior partner to energy and infrastructure group

Browne Jacobson appoints former KPMG senior partner to energy and infrastructure group


The announcement marks the latest in a string of sector-driven appointments by the firm

Browne Jacobson has appointed former KPMG senior partner, Andy Cox (pictured), as the first non-executive director (NED) of its energy and infrastructure group.

Cox was previously KPMG’s energy sector lead. He spent 17 years with the firm as a partner and was also head of the firm’s UK transaction services.

Browne Jacobson’s energy and infrastructure group advises domestic and international clients, including sponsors, equity investors, financiers, corporates, government/public sector clients, construction companies, developers, landowners and energy purchasers. 

The dedicated practice advises across a range of sectors, including renewables (wind, solar and tidal), hydrogen, water, waste, district heating, power generation and storage, electric vehicles/associated charging infrastructure, oil and gas, nuclear and utilities, in each case across a variety of funding models (including PFI/PPP). 

Cox has worked with a broad range of organisations previously, from major Asian investors, corporates, infrastructure funds and private equity houses, across power and utilities (including renewables and nuclear) and oil & gas. For several years, he was global lead partner for BP pIc.

Post-KPMG, Cox focused on energy transition and has undertaken several advisory roles, including senior advisor to the executive team of carbon capture and hydrogen developer, Storegga.

Cox's appointment is the latest sector-driven appointment made by Browne Jacobson in recent months. In October 2022, the firm announced the appointment of its first non-executive chair of its corporate strategy board, Anneliese Reinhold.

Cox will work closely with partner Declan Cushley, who leads the firm’s corporate sector market group, and partner and head of Browne Jacobson’s energy and infrastructure sector, Paul Hill.

Commenting on Cox’s appointment, Cushley said: “I am delighted to bring Andy in as our latest NED who will further strengthen our growing Energy & Infrastructure sector.

“Andy has vast experience across the energy, infrastructure, M&A and private equity markets and has worked with some big ticket clients across the globe in successfully executing their strategies around energy transition, as well as advising on the huge business benefits that digital disruptive tech like AI and machine learning can bring.

“He is well respected in the professional services and energy sectors for having his finger on the pulse so he will be great addition to the group.”

Hill added: “Whilst recent years have posed a variety of unprecedented challenges both domestically and internationally, there is real momentum surrounding the energy transition which is presenting significant growth opportunities.

“The need, and indeed urgency, for E&I projects and investment into clean technology (including its innovation, development and scale up), renewable energy and associated infrastructure is continuing to grow rapidly.

“It is the right time to have Andy come on board and, with his extensive energy expertise, help us to be even more effective when supporting our clients to navigate the challenges and grasp the opportunities that are features of a transformational period in the E&I sphere.”