CMS Nederland Energy

Energy

Netherlands

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 with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors. Our teams 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, nuclear and renewables including solar energy and energy sources such as water, warmth & wind. We focus on elektricity in all its forms including generation, networks, wholesale and retail markets. 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 a NOC, IOC, independent, electricity company, investor, government or financial institution, we have the energy specialists to meet all your strategic challenges globally. Our multi-disciplinary teams were among the first to advise on ground-breaking global oil and gas M&A and on power projects in Europe, to establish a single electricity market in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, lead historic electricity industry reform in Mexico and work on renewable energy projects globally. 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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A very good team with excellent knowledge of the energy sector, allowing the lawyers to offer high-quality, specialised advice.

Chambers Global, 2016

The firm has very strong coverage in Europe.

Chambers Europe, 2016

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    Energy - Contracts & Trade

    We specialize in advice on commercial contracts which are used in the energy sector, such as supply contracts for gas, electricity and heat, as well as connection and transport contracts.

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    Energy - Corporate

    We advise many parties on mergers and acquisitions, structurings and restructurings, privatizations, joint ventures and project structures within the energy and water sector. In addition, we have many years of experience in the area of upstream oil & gas transactions.

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    Energy - Projects & Finance

    Our Energy Team assists and advises in a wide range of energy and water projects, varying from the development and financing of conventional power stations, biomass power stations and wind farms (both onshore and offshore) to LNG terminals, biodiesel plants, water purification plants, gas storage facilities, FPSOs and interconnectors. We act on behalf of energy companies, banks, investment funds and project developers.

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    Energy - Regulatory

    Our specialists have broad experience and knowledge of European and Dutch competition law and in the area of regulated markets. We give advice on sector-specific regulations for the energy and water sector (such as gas, electricity, heat, mining and renewable energy), competition law and procurement law. We also act on behalf of parties in administrative and civil disputes.

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    E-guide on Energy Storage
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    Latin America Quarterly Energy Update

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    05/05/2017
    CMS Guide to offshore wind in Northern Europe
    28/03/2017
    On the road to autonomous vehicles
    Connected and autonomous vehicle (“CAV”) technologies are set to have a profound social and economic impact worldwide and continue to accumulate a great weight of expectation. Advocates argue that CAV technologies will improve road safety, ease congestion and.
    20/03/2017
    Due diligence and proportionality under scrutiny in latest ICSID...
    Summary In a decision dated 21 February 2017, a tribunal acting under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), the World Bank’s arbitration institution, in Ampal-American Israel Corp.
    10/02/2017
    India Budget 2017 - 2018
    On 1 February, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented India’s annual Union Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fiscal year beginning 1 April 2017. The central aim in this year’s Budget appears to focus on the most vulnerable with increased spending.
    02/02/2017
    Government consults on penalties for non-compliance with EU ship...
    On 1 January 2018, subject to a few exclusions, ships over 5000 gross tonnage (“Relevant Ships”) will be subject to monitoring and reporting requirements on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), fuel consumption and cargo carried.
    09/12/2016
    Are we witnessing the rise of super level economic environment ri...
    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 agree...
    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
    Europe consults on emissions and efficiency performance of road t...
    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.