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Energy & Climate Change

CMS Carey & Allende is permanently engaged in the ever-challenging field of Energy &  Climate Change  in Chile, given that its development has been paramount in our country’s growth.

Our activity is comprised of providing permanent services to the most important conventional energy producers as pertaining to environmental and territorial feasibility of their projects, establishment of easements and rights-of-way, the obtaining and purchasing of water-use rights, electrical system interconnections, permits, and energy supply contracts.

Our activity has been particularly intense, having spent a great deal of our time advising our clients on new transmission line projects, and non-conventional renewable energy source projects. In this manner, we have been able to participate in the earliest of stages in these projects, to the point of entry into operation, as well as financing, M&A, and private equity related to the same.

"Team also has notable experience in regulatory issues, as well as advising on public energy tenders, PPAs and construction agreements for solar and hydroelectric projects"

Chambers Latin America

"The team combines impressive knowledge with the ability to efficiently handle all the diferent parties involved in these transactions. This allows us to reach agreement in highly complex contexts"

Chambers Latin America

"CMS Carey & Allende’s energy team benefits from its strong corporate, regulatory, construction, and administrative law abilities"

The Legal 500

"They have a large team of professionals who demonstrate strong expertise in the various practice areas we need, with a creative, flexible and proactive approach"

Chambers Latin America
03/09/2019
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date
The CMS Lat­in Amer­ica group has is­sued the latest quarterly up­date cov­er­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru.Down­load the PD­Fs be­low to read...
03/06/2019
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date
The CMS Lat­in Amer­ica group has is­sued the latest quarterly up­date cov­er­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru.Down­load the PD­Fs be­low to read...
05/03/2019
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date
The CMS Lat­in Amer­ica group has is­sued the latest quarterly up­date cov­er­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru.Down­load the PD­Fs be­low to read...

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03/08/2021
Oil & Gas – You re­ject if you want to, the Product is not for re­jec­tion!
The Com­mer­cial Court has de­cided that a Buy­er un­der the BP Gen­er­al Terms and Con­di­tions for Sales and Pur­chases of Crude Oil and Pet­ro­leum Products 2015 Edi­tion was not en­titled to re­ject off-spec Product...
15/06/2021
Road to COP 26: re­ima­gin­ing en­ergy: just trans­ition
As we ap­proach COP 26, there is ex­tens­ive dis­cus­sion of the shift to net zero and how it will be achieved; a large part of this will be the trans­ition from re­li­ance on fossil fuels to a more en­vir­on­ment­ally...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
23/04/2021
The Road to COP26: Our 101 on COP26
COP26 is sched­uled to take place from Monday 1st Novem­ber – Fri­day 12th Novem­ber 2021 in Glas­gow. It was ori­gin­ally in­ten­ded to take place last Novem­ber but was post­poned due to COV­ID-19.  It brings...
21/04/2021
BRI - View from LatAm
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is where some of the key is­sues of our time in­ter­sect, in­clud­ing glob­al­isa­tion, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, the mod­ern­isa­tion of in­fra­struc­ture, new tech­no­logy and health­care. But it also marks the con­ver­gence of some ser­i­ous con­cerns, such as en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion, in­ter­na­tion­al debt, the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic and, in­creas­ingly, geo­pol­it­ic­al ten­sions between the US and China.Our new re­port shows that sen­ti­ment to­wards BRI in Lat­in Amer­ica re­mains re­l­at­ively pos­it­ive, des­pite such head­winds. From the in­volve­ment of Chinese busi­nesses in Panama Canal ports to Chinese in­vest­ments in lith­i­um min­ing and re­new­able en­ergy, trans-Pa­cific con­nec­tions between Lat­in Amer­ic­an eco­nom­ies and China’s Asi­an power­house con­tin­ue to grow.China’s am­bi­tions to ad­vance Belt and Road co­oper­a­tion high­light the po­ten­tial for BRI to help na­tions in Lat­in Amer­ica bridge the re­gion’s massive in­fra­struc­ture gap and re­cov­er from the ter­rible dam­age of the pan­dem­ic, as well as of­fer­ing many new op­por­tun­it­ies for re­gion­al busi­nesses and in­vestors. 
15/04/2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? No. The leg­al term “con­sequen­tial loss” has no giv­en or re­cog­nised mean­ing in Chilean law.Chilean law only re­cog­nises three classes...
22/04/2021
What does Chin­a's Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive mean for Lat­in Amer­ica?
The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is China’s in­fra­struc­ture and fin­an­cing ini­ti­at­ive, de­vel­op­ing glob­al land and sea trade routes around the world. Many Lat­in Amer­ic­an na­tions have signed agree­ments...
26/03/2021
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...
01/03/2021
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’...
18/12/2020
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Chile
1. Brief over­view of the re­new­ables sec­tor Chile’s unique geo­graph­ic­al con­di­tions are in­creas­ingly more fa­vour­able to the de­vel­op­ment of en­ergy pro­jects based on non-con­ven­tion­al re­new­able en­er­gies...
09/12/2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Black Holes and Rev­el­a­tions
In Dr Jones Yeovil Ltd v The Step­ping Stone Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2308 (TCC), the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court has raised the  spectre of oil and gas com­pan­ies not be­ing able to re­cov­er full dam­ages...
19/10/2020
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in Chile
1. CUR­RENT STATE OF HY­DRO­GEN PRO­JECTS IN CHILE Hy­dro­gen is ex­pec­ted to have a sub­stan­tial role over the com­ing dec­ades in de­car­bon­ising the Chilean en­ergy sys­tem. Ahead of the UN Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence...