Profile of Skye Kirby

Skye Kirby

Managing Associate, BSc, LLB (Hons)

About Skye Kirby

Skye is a specialist regulatory lawyer with more than a decade of experience advising her public and private sector clients on the regulatory frameworks underpinning the water and electricity sectors in the UK and Australia.

Over this time Skye has been based at either Allens in Melbourne or Linklaters in London, and her relevant experience includes advising:

  • Water infrastructure owners – advising owners of key water security infrastructure in NSW on all aspects of their IPART price determinations and licensing matters and their contractual arrangements with Sydney Water and the State.
  • Thames Water Utilities Limited – advising Thames Water on the development, drafting and implementation of the innovative regulatory regime for the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel Project in London, including working closely with the UK water regulator Ofwat to develop a bespoke revenue methodology for the Project and the amendments to Thames Water’s licence and price determination to accommodate the Project.
  • Melbourne Water – assisting Melbourne Water with specific water infrastructure projects; previously seconded to Melbourne Water to support the General Counsel and Company Secretariat.
  • National electricity market bodies – advising key electricity market bodies on various National Electricity Rule changes and NEM policy and regulation, including with respect to renewable energy zones, coordination of generation and transmission infrastructure, and price determinations for distribution and transmission network service providers.
  • UK Electricity Market Reform – advising National Grid in its role as Delivery Body for the UK Government's flagship EMR program, including working closely with both National Grid and the UK Government to draft the regulatory framework for the Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market, including the Capacity Market Rules.
  • UK new nuclear projects – advising the UK Government on the development of new nuclear projects, in particular the Contract for Difference and global nuclear third party liability regime.
  • Regulation of interconnectors – advising the UK Government on the regulation of European interconnectors post-Brexit.