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As a key driver of the global economy, the energy sector faces tough regulatory, political and financial pressures. Energy markets are undergoing greater integration, both vertical and horizontal, and you require advisors who understand your industry. Our teams span more than 40 countries and work within every part of the energy sector, including upstream oil & gas, power generation (conventional and renewable), oil & gas and electricity networks,  wholesale and retail,  as well as cleantech. Over the last 20 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 government, utility, independent systems operator, power exchange, financial institution, public or private company, we have the energy specialists to meet all your strategic challenges, in Europe and beyond. Our multidisciplinary teams were among the first to advise 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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03/02/2020
Does the Coronavir­us Out­break con­sti­tute Force Ma­jeure?
07 Feb 20
Coronavir­us and Force Ma­jeure
The World Health Or­gan­isa­tion Dir­ect­or Gen­er­al’s re­cent de­clar­a­tion that the glob­al out­break of the coronavir­us is a “pub­lic health emer­gency of in­ter­na­tion­al con­cern” is, of course, dom­in­at­ing...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Elec­tric Vehicles
06 Feb 20
Coronavir­us Out­break: What com­pan­ies should do about em­ploy­ee hol­i­days
The situ­ation arising from the coronavir­us is still de­vel­op­ing in China. In or­der to lim­it the spread of the vir­us, the PRC State gov­ern­ment de­cided to ex­tend the pub­lic hol­i­days of the Chinese New Year,...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to En­ergy Stor­age
04 Feb 20
Does the Coronavir­us Out­break con­sti­tute Force Ma­jeure?
The re­cent out­break of the Nov­el Coronavir­us (“2019nCoV”), which be­longs to the same group of vir­uses which caused SARS and MERS, has con­sid­er­able im­pact on the pub­lic life and busi­ness op­er­a­tions...
30/01/2015
CMS, China: an Award Win­ning Lead­ing Law Firm in China
22 Jan 20
Oil & Gas/Ship­ping - Time bars and sup­port­ing doc­u­ments in de­mur­rage...
In Tankreederei GmbH & Co KG v. Marubeni Cor­por­a­tion (the “Amalie Ess­ber­ger”) [2019] EWHC 3402 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court de­cided that the Own­er of a Ves­sel was not time barred from bring­ing a de­mur­rage...
24/02/2014
CMS, China be­came the Law Firm of the Year, 2013
20 Nov 19
Oil and Gas / Ship­ping: The leg­al rem­ed­ies for breach of a re­strict­ive...
Sum­mary In Priy­anka Ship­ping Lim­ited v. Glory Bulk Car­ri­ers Pte Lim­ited (the “Lory”) [2019] EWHC 2804 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court was asked to con­sider the rem­ed­ies avail­able to ad­dress a breach...
04/05/2010
Help­ing China to in­vest in CEE
03 Oct 19
In­ter­im meas­ures in Main­land Chinese courts in aid of Hong Kong-seated...
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ar­range­ment Con­cern­ing Mu­tu­al As­sist­ance in Court-ordered In­ter­im Meas­ures in Aid of Ar­bit­ral Pro­ceed­ings (the “Ar­range­ment”), con­cluded between China’s Su­preme People’s...