Chris White

Of counsel

An experienced in-house energy counsel, Chris has held roles including head of legal, company secretary and director-level, as well as at partner and head of practice group level in private practice. His career has seen him work across the low carbon energy sector, with a particular focus on advanced nuclear.

Chris has significant experience in legal, regulatory and planning affairs in the UK power sector, with particularly strong links to Government on low carbon economy, carbon pricing, and construction of critical energy infrastructure in support of net-zero. He currently serves as: Chair of the World Nuclear Association’s Law Group; and Co-Chair of the UK Nuclear Industry Association’s Legal & Financial Affairs Working Group.

Chris has served a Director, External Affairs, U-Battery Limited, the company behind U-Battery, which is owned by Urenco Limited, one of the leading Uranium Enrichment Companies, operating four facilities across Europe and the USA. Located in the United Kingdom, Mr White has responsibilities for the external engagement and external affairs of U-Battery, in UK and Canada. Mr White is Chair of the World Nuclear Association’s Law Group, co-Chair of the Nuclear Industry Association’s Legal & Financial Affairs Working Group, a Member of FORATOM’s Legal Experts’ Group, a Member of NIRAB (Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board) and Member of the Organising Committee for the annual UK Civil Nuclear Showcase.

Chris' specific focus is leading on legal affairs, external engagement and outreach activities, to optimise U-Battery’s standing and influence with external stakeholders. Chris' previous experience includes serving as company secretary/head of legal at a utility company, and as an energy partner at two international law firms, based in the City of London. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from the University of Manchester, a Diploma in Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier and is qualified as a Solicitor in the United Kingdom.