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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 42 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 and other green energy and clean tech. 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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    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.

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    01 April 2021
    Up­date on the Re­new­able En­ergy Ex­pan­sion Act
    In March 2021, the gov­ern­ment presen­ted its fi­nal ver­sion of the Re­new­able En­ergy Ex­pan­sion Act (Erneuerbar­en-Aus­bau-Ge­setz, "REEA") aimed at re­shap­ing the Aus­tri­an leg­al frame­work on re­new­able en­ergy...
    26 March 2021
    Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
    The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
    22/03/2021
    Maria Orlyk is the new Man­aging Part­ner of CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz in Ky­iv
    Ef­fect­ive im­me­di­ately, long­time Loc­al Part­ner Maria Orlyk suc­ceeds Jo­hannes Trenk­walder and be­comes Man­aging Part­ner of the of­fice of CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz in Ky­iv. In ad­di­tion to her new role as Man­aging...
    08 March 2021
    CMS cel­eb­rates In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men's Day on 8 March 2021
    Missed the We­bin­ar? Here you have ac­cess to all re­cord­ings. CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz in­vites you to its glob­al cel­eb­ra­tion of In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men’s Day. This spe­cial we­bin­ar, ded­ic­ated to wo­men every­where...
    01 March 2021
    The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
    Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
    09 February 2021
    BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
    On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
    25/01/2021
    “Green source of in­spir­a­tion” for Jo­hannes Trenk­walder: Long-time part­ner...
    As a cor­por­ate/M&A law­yer, a mem­ber of the trans­ac­tion team, and one of the most sought-after ex­perts in en­ergy law, Jo­hannes Trenk­walder has achieved great suc­cess at and for CMS for more than 20 years...
    21 January 2021
    Life after Brexit – Im­plic­a­tions for the up­stream oil and gas sec­tor
    Now that the dec­or­a­tions are packed away and the Christ­mas cake crumbs swept up, we are turn­ing our at­ten­tion to the out­come of the last minute agree­ment of the Trade and Co-op­er­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA)...
    13 January 2021
    EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
    On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
    Published on ceelegalmatters.com I 14 December 2020
    CMS Ad­vises A1 Telekom Aus­tria on Ac­quis­i­tion of NTT Aus­tria’s Alc­a­tel-Lu­cent...
    18 December 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion
    Down­load our ded­ic­ated "Re­new­ables guide" pdf by click­ing on the link be­low Re­new­ables guide In­tro­duc­tion This guide in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions from some of the most act­ive law­yers in the re­new­ables sec­tor...
    15 December 2020
    Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
    On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...