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A key driver of the global economy, the energy sector is affected by geopolitical, economic and regulatory pressures. You require advisors who understand your industry and work with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors on the cutting edge of commercial, regulatory and risk issues in the sector. Based across 15 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe, we have been active in CEE since the beginning of the privatisation and liberalisation of the energy sector across the region. We have helped to shape the sector by advising on the most high-profile and ground-breaking projects and transactions over many years.

Our dedicated energy lawyers work in every part of the sector, including upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity, nuclear and renewables. 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.

In Poland we advise clients on a wide range of investment projects and regulatory issues. We also represent clients before regulators.

Our team has been recognised as the leading energy practice for over 10 years.

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Damian Karwala
22 August 2019
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2019/20
Changes in re­new­ables sup­port sys­tem in Po­land
On 9 Au­gust 2019 the Pres­id­ent of the Re­pub­lic of Po­land signed the act amend­ing the act of 19 Ju­ly 2019 on re­new­able en­ergy sources and cer­tain oth­er acts (“RES Act Amend­ment”). It was of­fi­cially pub­lished in the Journ­al of Laws on 14 Au­gust 2019.
15 July 2019
CMS ad­vises on the largest photo­vol­ta­ic pro­ject in...
Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples and re­spons­ible ship fin­an­cing
On 18th June 2019, 11 banks with col­lect­ively over $100bn in as­sets and rep­res­ent­ing nearly 20% of the glob­al ship fin­ance signed a glob­al frame­work agree­ment, called the Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples. These are dir­ec­ted to­wards meet­ing the Par­is Agree­ment’s tar­get of.
Iga Lis
July 2019
The Law Re­views: The En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets...
EU ap­proves Pol­ish sup­port for CHP and sur­charge re­duc­tions for in­tens­ive...
Ac­cord­ing to the press re­lease, the European Com­mis­sion has found the Pol­ish scheme to sup­port com­bined heat and power ("CHP") in high-ef­fi­ciency co­gen­er­a­tion and re­duced sur­charges con­cern­ing fin­an­cing of the scheme for en­ergy-in­tens­ive users in line with.
10 December 2018
Get­ting the Deal Through: Elec­tri­city Reg­u­la­tion 2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
4 September 2019
Fur­ther pro­mo­tions at CMS in Po­land
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
16 July 2018
New pro­mo­tions at CMS
Law sides with cli­mate change against coal
Min­ing com­pany, Gloucester Re­sources Lim­ited (GRL), ap­pealed to the Land and En­vir­on­ment Court of New South Wales, Aus­tralia, against a min­is­teri­al de­cision to re­ject its ap­plic­a­tion to de­vel­op and op­er­ate an open cut coal mine, Rocky Hill, near Gloucester,.