Yasmin Arshed

Maclay Murray & Spens
In-House Counsel

Yasmin Arshed qualified as a solicitor in the Oil & Gas/Corporate Department at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP. She trained with the firm and qualified in August 2008. Since her time at Maclays she spent two years working as European In-House Counsel for Dart Energy (Europe) Limited specialising in onshore unconventional gas in Europe and in particular, in the UK. She currently works as part of the legal team at Jacobs U.K. Limited which is an international professional consultancy firm that specialises in a number of industries including, power, energy and utilities. She graduated from Law at Glasgow University and holds an LLM in Public Law from UCL which specialised in the regulation of the UK gas industry. She is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi and has a basic grasp of Arabic. Yasmin has a keen interest in the energy, power and utility sectors in the UK and has worked on North Sea and oil and gas international transactions, UK and international energy, power and utility projects with her current employer, Jacobs.

Articles

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Yasmin Arshed The UK Ofgem issue proposals to open up the UK electricity market

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Ofgem have issued proposals to open up the electricity market to effective competition, establishing a more level playing field so independent suppliers can compete effectively with the big six suppliers. The Big Six The ‘big six’ energy suppliers in Britain are generally taken to be Britain’s (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK OFGEM agrees a EUR 3.4 M package with energy operator after it was found to have breached its reporting obligations under the Government’s carbon emissions reduction target (CERT) programme (E.ON)

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Ofgem has agreed a £3 million package with E.ON after it was found to have breached its reporting obligations under the Government’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) programme. The Breach and Ofgem’s Investigation Under the Government’s CERT programme, large energy suppliers are required (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK Energy Regulator closes investigation of an electricity producer over a potential breach of the consumer protection from the unfair trading regulations 2008 (EDF Energy)

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Ofgem investigated a fault with the operation of EDF‘s Interactive Voice Response (“IVR”) telephone system and its interface with EDF‘s billing system which resulted in some customers who provided their own meter readings through the IVR system being overcharged or undercharged. Background EDF‘s (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK Energy Regulator announces that an electricity producer makes payments of £200,000 to two consumer organisations following investigation (EDF Energy/Money Advice Trust - Citizens Advice)

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EDF Energy has made payments of £200,000 to the Money Advice Trust and to a Citizens Advice led scheme after a finding by the energy regulator, Ofgem, that the company had breached new regulations setting standards for handling customer complaints. Background The regulator brought in new rules (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, following an Ofgem investigation, inflicts a fine to gas and electricity suppliers for breach of their licences concerning mis-selling (Npower)

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Background Following media reports (in the Sunday Times) and a referral by energywatch of a number of complaints regarding mis-selling by the Npower Group (Npower Limited - electrical supply; Npower Gas Limited - gas supply; Npower Northern Limited - electricity and gas supply; Npower (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets reviews the use of biodiesel for generating electricity under the renewables obligations (Biodiesel, glycerol and the Renewables Obligation)

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Summary The UK Government’s aim is that renewable energy will make an increasing contribution to energy supplies in the UK, with renewable energy playing a key role in the wider climate change programme. Background The Renewables Obligation (“RO”) is concerned with the generation of electricity (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority finds that the network operator has abused its dominant position in the market for the provision and maintenance of domestic-sized gas meters (National Grid)

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Summary The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (‘the Authority’) finds that, National Grid (‘NG’) has abused its dominant position in the market for the provision and maintenance of domestic-sized gas meters. Background NG rents gas meters to domestic gas suppliers that are required to (...)

Yasmin Arshed The UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority accepts commitments following a complaint from an Independent Connection’s Provider against anti-competitive conditions of electricity connection services (SP Manweb)

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In October 2002, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) received a complaint from an Independent Connection’s Provider (ICP) alleging that SP Manweb, which is wholly owned by Scottish Power UK plc Group, had engaged in anti-competitive behaviour when providing non-contestable (...)

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