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Italy

A key driver of the global economy, the energy sector is affected by and affects global geopolitics, economics and regulation. You require advisors who not only understand your industry but also work on cutting edge issues. In addition to our Italian team, our professionals span 34 countries and work within every part of the energy sector, including upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity in all its forms including generation, networks, wholesale and retail markets and renewables. Over the last 25 years, our experts have helped shape the sector by creating the legal frameworks upon which many of your markets are based.

Whether you are an oil & gas or electricity company, a NOC, independent, investor, government or financial institution, we have the energy specialists to meet all your strategic challenges globally. Our multi-disciplinary teams have advised on ground-breaking global oil and gas M&A and on power projects in Italy and in Europe.

In Italy we have a long lasting relation with our energy clients, some of which stay with us through the years.  We aim for your economic success and offer far sighted solutions whatever you do.

This collective experience means we can pre-empt and provide answers to the commercial, risk and regulatory issues you face in the energy sector.

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    Renewables

    The acceleration of renewable energy development in Europe, has awakened the concerns about energy independence and national security. In Italy, CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni provides insights into the key legal developments that are shaping the renewable energy market. We provide assistance to: developers and venture capital institutions, consultants and engineers, and more generally to those who are involved in the development, administration and management of renewable energy plants.

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    Olivia Jamison
    03/06/2015
    Does your com­pany com­ply with the EU en­ergy ef­fi­ciency...
    09/12/2016
    Are we wit­ness­ing the rise of su­per level eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risks?
    In a few years’ time we may look back and say that it was in 2015/2016 when leg­al pro­ceed­ings and re­cent policy changes com­bined to pro­duce mani­fest ser­i­ous trans­fron­ti­er and trans-sec­tor com­mer­cial and eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risk.
    30/11/2016
    Oil & Gas / Ship­ping: Ex­clud­ing ‘con­sequen­tial loss’ can re­strict...
    The Com­mer­cial Court was re­cently asked to con­sider the cor­rect con­struc­tion of the phrase “con­sequen­tial or spe­cial losses or ex­penses” in a clause that dis­trib­uted (and lim­ited) li­ab­il­ity and rem­ed­ies between parties (Star Po­lar­is LLC v HH­IC-Phil Inc [2016].
    04/11/2016
    Oil & Gas: De­fault Gas ex­clus­ive rem­edy in nat­ur­al gas sale agree­ment...
    The Eng­lish Court of Ap­peal has up­held the Com­mer­cial Court de­cision that a De­fault Gas rem­edy in a nat­ur­al gas sale and pur­chase agree­ment was the sole and ex­clus­ive rem­edy for un­der­deliv­er­ies to a buy­er caused by a shut-in for the pur­poses of con­struct­ing.
    14/09/2016
    What fu­ture for en­vir­on­ment taxes?
    On 6th Septem­ber 2016 the European En­vir­on­ment Agency, an agency of the European Uni­on tasked to provide “sound, in­de­pend­ent in­form­a­tion on the en­vir­on­ment” pub­lished a re­port on En­vir­on­ment­al tax­a­tion and EU en­vir­on­ment­al policies.
    01/09/2016
    CMS launches e-guide on en­ergy stor­age
    En­ergy stor­age of­fers a range of op­por­tun­it­ies for stan­dalone de­velopers, gen­er­at­ors, net­work op­er­at­ors and con­sumers (ran­ging from large en­ergy users through to do­mest­ic con­sumers) and oth­er elec­tri­city sec­tor par­ti­cipants and is an in­creas­ing fo­cus due to.
    10/08/2016
    Re­serve-based lend­ing fa­cil­it­ies com­par­at­ive study – debt and alive
    In­tro­duc­tion and over­view Re­serve-based lend­ing (RBL) fa­cil­it­ies are the main means by which small and mid-sized in­de­pend­ent E&P com­pan­ies raise debt fin­ance to fund their up­stream oil & gas op­er­a­tions.
    10/08/2016
    Europe con­sults on emis­sions and ef­fi­ciency per­form­ance of road trans­port...
    On the 20th Ju­ly 2016 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a short Com­mu­nic­a­tion en­titled “A European Strategy for Low-Emis­sion Mo­bil­ity” (see pre­vi­ous Law-Now). Along­side this Com­mu­nic­a­tion the Com­mis­sion an­nounced two pub­lic con­sulta­tions on curb­ing fuel con­sump­tion.
    21/07/2016
    Europe con­firms course to low-emis­sion trans­port
    Yes­ter­day the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a short Com­mu­nic­a­tion en­titled “A European Strategy for Low-Emis­sion Mo­bil­ity”. For those fa­mil­i­ar with the Europe’s de­vel­op­ments in trans­port sec­tor law and policy over the last few years (and in par­tic­u­lar since.