Energy

Netherlands

We are the esteemed sparring partner of leading energy companies, regulators, public entities, large buyers and investors. Our energy team knows your sector: upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity, onshore and offshore wind energy, solar energy and other (sustainable) energy sources such as warmth and biomass. We help to build legal frameworks for the energy sector. We understand the challenges in the industry and the importance of innovation and we lead when it comes to applying new developments locally and internationally. We are the legal linchpin at great energy projects and transactions. We can for example claim the first Dutch offshore wind tender and the acquisition, development and project financing of the largest solar energy park. In short, our experience, industry knowledge and creativity enable you to make your initiatives in this industry a success.

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In M&A the firm has a good reputation for working in the hospitality, life sciences and oil and gas sectors.

IFLR1000, 2018

"They have good co-ordination between the offices, in fact for most of the cross-border projects they are our number one choice."

Chambers Global, 2018

"They provide good service and are extremely reachable, we approach them when we have a problem and need fast action and support."

Chambers Europe, 2018

"They think through the details and when we receive advice, there are no mistakes. It has been really excellent."

Chambers Europe, 2018

With "good industry knowledge" and "a positive outlook", CMS’ department provides "useful, to-the-point advice".

The Legal 500, 2018

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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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    07/12/2018
    Tender reg­u­la­tion pub­lished for the up­com­ing Dutch...
    24 Jan 19
    We­bin­ar: Green bonds, So­cial bonds and Sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
    07/12/2018
    Tender reg­u­la­tion pub­lished for the up­com­ing Dutch off­shore wind tender
    On 3 Decem­ber 2018, the Min­is­ter of Eco­nom­ic Af­fairs and Cli­mate pub­lished the pro­ced­ure for the off­shore wind tender for the sites Hol­landse Kust (zuid) III & IV.   This tender will open on 1 March 2019 for a peri­od of two weeks.
    04/12/2018
    Bill pub­lished for amend­ing the Dutch Off­shore Wind...
    24 Jan 19
    Struc­tured Fin­ance and Cap­it­al Mar­kets we­bin­ar series
    03/12/2018
    Bill pub­lished for amend­ing the Dutch Off­shore Wind En­ergy Act
    On 26 Novem­ber 2018, the Min­is­ter of Eco­nom­ic Af­fairs and Cli­mate presen­ted the long-awaited le­gis­lat­ive pro­pos­al for amend­ing the Off­shore Wind En­ergy Act (OWEA or Wet winden­er­gie op zee) to the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives.
    22/11/2018
    CMS pub­lishes in­frat­ech re­port 'Con­nec­ted Fu­ture'
    21 Feb 19
    We­bin­ar: The Se­cur­it­isa­tion Reg­u­la­tion: a Round-Up
    22/11/2018
    New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
    Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
    Nov 2018
    Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
    Glob­al in­fra­struc­ture re­port
    30/10/2018
    Car­riage ban on mar­ine fuels with sul­phur con­tent above 0.50% form­ally...
    On 26 Oc­to­ber 2018, dur­ing its 73rd ses­sion on 22 - 26 Oc­to­ber, the Mar­ine En­vir­on­ment Pro­tec­tion Com­mit­tee (‘MEPC73’) of the In­ter­na­tion­al Mari­time Or­gan­iz­a­tion (the ‘IMO’) form­ally ad­op­ted the car­riage ban on mar­ine fuels with sul­phur con­tent above 0.
    16/10/2018
    Dutch ju­di­ciary com­pre­hens­ively re­jects gov­ern­ment’s...