Mike Thomas, is a founding partner at The Lantau Group with over 30 years of consulting experience, focussing mainly on the energy sector. He advises a wide range of energy stakeholders on strategies and regulatory matters, market design and development; commercial transactions; and disputes.
More specifically, within the Asia Pacific region, he has led many engagements involving the robust application of economics and analytics to a wide variety of business, policy, and regulatory challenges. Subject matter examples include: commercial transactions throughout the region; third party access/direct access arrangements; design or performance of energy-only and capacity markets; options to introduce retail choice; market power abuse and mitigation; general energy sector regulation, cost recovery, and tariffs/pricing; sustainability strategies and option evaluation; and cost-benefit analysis more generally.
He has testified or advised as an industry economic expert in commercial contract disputes before courts or arbitral panels in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia, and on disputed regulatory matters before regulatory authorities in New Zealand, Australia, and the Philippines.
Prior to co-founding in 2010, he headed the Asia Pacific Energy & Environment practice of a global consulting firm. Mike has an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in economics from Carleton College.