Simmons, Bakers and Bird & Bird turn up the heat on £12bn smart meter contract


Simmons & Simmons, Baker & McKenzie and Bird & Bird have landed roles on the UK Government’s £12bn programme to install ‘smart’ utility meters across Britain by the start of 2020. Simmons is advising Telefonica’s UK arm which has been granted a £1.5bn contract by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to provide smart meters for central and southern UK. Bakers client, communications company Arqiva, won a £625m contract for the north and Scotland.