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.
Cecilia Van der Weijden of CMS wins praise from sources for her "creative solutions." With notable experience of energy transactions, she has advised a consortium lead by CKI on the EUR944 million acquisition of AVR Afvalverwerking from Van Gansewinkel.
Chambers Europe 2015
The team at CMS is headed up by the ‘calm’, ‘to-the-point’ and ‘very fast’ Cecilia van der Weijden; its clients include Ballast Nedam, DONG Energy and Delta. Van der Weijden advised NS on a new agreement with Fudura regarding energy metering and administrative services.
Legal 500 2016