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Our comprehensive expertise in the area of renewable energies is founded on decades of experience, which we have gained through our active involvement in all sectors of the energy industry. What makes our energy experts stand out is their combination of deep specialist expertise in energy law with broad knowledge of the energy industry as a whole.

The majority of the renewable energy projects which we have successfully supported in recent years have been implemented in Central and South-Eastern Europe, whereby, thanks to our many years of experience, we are regularly called on to advise on innovative new projects. We collaborate with energy producers, plant operators, distribution network operators, financing institutions, investment funds as well as traders and investment banks - which results on the one hand in our expertise on a wide variety of legal issues, and on the other in our ability to provide practical advice.

We advise on plant construction or purchase, on technical approvals and environmental questions, on network operation issues or on strategic considerations relating to project implementation and we also represent our clients before the courts or arbitration tribunals.


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24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
26/05/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
20/05/2022
Amended IC­SID Rules to enter in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2022
On 21 March 2022, the Mem­ber States of the In­ter­na­tion­al Centre for Set­tle­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­putes (IC­SID) ad­op­ted a com­pre­hens­ive set of amend­ments to IC­SID ar­bit­ra­tion and con­cili­ation rules (“IC­SID...
21/04/2022
En­ergy: Con­sequences of not ex­er­cising an op­tion
In Thurcroft Power Lim­ited v. Volta En­ergy Group Lim­ited [2022] EWHC 338 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court de­cided that an op­tion agree­ment con­cern­ing the early stages of a bat­tery stor­age de­vel­op­ment did...
01/03/2022
Pro­posed man­dat­ory cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence re­quire­ments...
On 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a long-awaited pro­pos­al for a Dir­ect­ive on cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence for widely-defined spe­cified “com­pan­ies”. The pro­pos­als are wide...
25/02/2022
CMS par­ti­cip­ates in the Balkan Green En­ergy News Con­fer­ence on the Chan­ging...
The con­fer­ence "Ser­bi­an Com­pan­ies on the Chan­ging Power Mar­ket" or­gan­ised by Balkan Green En­ergy News gathered to­geth­er nu­mer­ous play­ers in the re­new­able en­ergy mar­ket. An in­dustry meet­ing of re­gion­al im­port­ance On 22 Feb­ru­ary 2022, lead­ing elec­tri­city mar­ket ex­perts from Ser­bia and abroad met in Bel­grade to dis­cuss key is­sues in the Ser­bi­an en­ergy sec­tor. The top­ics were rel­ev­ant for the en­tire re­gion. The ex­perts provided in­sights in­to both the way the Ser­bi­an elec­tri­city mar­ket would likely de­vel­op in the com­ing years and the op­por­tun­it­ies avail­able to vari­ous mar­ket par­ti­cipants. The con­fer­ence offered an ana­lys­is of the most im­port­ant chal­lenges fa­cing com­pan­ies in the course of the en­ergy trans­ition.CMS also re­lies on in­nov­at­ive ad­vis­ory products to help its cli­ents be­ne­fit from the en­ergy trans­ition.The con­fer­ence was opened by Ser­bi­an Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Zor­ana Mi­hajlović and Dir­ect­or of the En­ergy Com­munity Sec­ret­ari­at Ar­tur Lorkowski. CMS was a spon­sor and par­ti­cipant of this cru­cial event for the en­ergy sec­tor and was de­lighted to be rep­res­en­ted onsite by its law­yers Ivan Gazdić, part­ner CMS Ser­bia, Georg Gut­fleisch, law­yer CMS Aus­tria, and Tamara Kosi, law­yer CMS Slov­e­nia, and Maja Živan­ović, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Coun­try Head, CMS Ser­bia, Montenegro and North Mace­do­nia.  One step ahead in the en­ergy crisis The 2021 en­ergy crisis has con­tin­ued in­to 2022 caus­ing un­pre­ced­en­ted in­creases in elec­tri­city prices across Europe. The Ser­bi­an gov­ern­ment has put up a res­cue para­chute for com­pan­ies and capped the elec­tri­city price at EUR 75 per MWh for the peri­od un­til June 2022. However, it re­mains to be seen how elec­tri­city prices will de­vel­op in the me­di­um and long term. In the com­ing years, the Ser­bi­an elec­tri­city mar­ket will – like the en­tire re­gion – be af­fected by oth­er im­port­ant changes too: de­car­bon­isa­tion and the need to align its busi­ness with the Green Agenda; the pro­jec­ted growth in sol­ar and wind ca­pa­city; the in­creas­ing at­tract­ive­ness of cus­tom­ers pro­du­cing their own en­ergy onsite; and the car­bon cap tax on ex­ports to the EU.The con­clu­sion was: “The event ‘Ser­bi­an Com­pan­ies on the Chan­ging Power Mar­ket’ provided an ex­cel­lent op­por­tun­ity for the ex­change of in­form­a­tion and ideas that are ur­gently needed to bet­ter un­der­stand trends in the power mar­ket and to re­main com­pet­it­ive".The CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change Sec­tor Group provides lead­ing ad­vice products on all as­pects of in­nov­at­ive en­ergy, cli­mate change and ESG.
24/02/2022
Pro­spects for in­stall­a­tion and util­iz­a­tion of rooftop sol­ar photo­vol­ta­ics...
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16/12/2021
Car­bon mar­kets and COP26
After six years of ne­go­ti­ation, COP26 re­solved one of the out­stand­ing is­sues of the Par­is Rule­book when it reached a con­sensus on a glob­al car­bon mar­ket mech­an­ism. Art­icle 6 of the Par­is Agree­ment set...
15/12/2021
A role for coal?
The Glas­gow Cli­mate Pact is the first COP de­cision to men­tion coal. This has been widely viewed as a real achieve­ment. Even cam­paign­ers who slam the word­ing of the Pact tend to see the in­clu­sion of coal...
14/12/2021
Fin­an­cing COP 26 out­comes
It was a wa­ter­shed mo­ment, ac­cord­ing to Mark Car­ney. The UN Spe­cial En­voy for Cli­mate Ac­tion and Fin­ance was in­tro­du­cing the Glas­gow Fin­an­cial Al­li­ance for Net Zero (Gfanz): over 450 banks, as­set man­agers...
13/12/2021
Green­house gas re­movals: new tech­no­lo­gies and new mar­kets
“Keep 1.5 de­grees alive” was a com­mon slo­gan at COP26. The Glas­gow Cli­mate Pact which con­cluded the con­fer­ence re­af­firmed the goal, set in the Par­is Agree­ment, to “pur­sue ef­forts to lim­it the tem­per­at­ure...
03/12/2021
De­mur­rage re­vis­ited: What loss does it li­quid­ate?
In K Line PTE Ltd v Pri­minds Ship­ping (HK) Co Ltd (“Etern­al Bliss”) [2021] EW­CA Civ 1712, the Court of Ap­peal has re­vis­ited the Com­mer­cial Court de­cision that sought to re­solve a ‘long-stand­ing...