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Energy & Climate Change

Germany

For many sectors worldwide, smart management of energy and raw materials is a factor which drives innovation and growth. Market players are faced with politically motivated measures and regulatory requirements as well as geopolitical risks and new technologies.

Our Energy team combines comprehensive know-how in all relevant legal areas with profound, real-world industry knowledge. This enables us to provide our clients with proven expertise across the entire spectrum of the energy sector. Our lawyers are familiar with the specific challenges around energy in all areas from upstream to downstream. Furthermore, CMS was one of the very first law firms to engage with the emerging fields of smart energy and eMobility and has advised some of the leading players on pilot projects and new business models.

We liaise closely with our clients to ensure that innovative products are legally compliant, to handle investments, optimise structures from a tax perspective, manage risks and resolve conflicts. Our pragmatic and cost-effective advice has earned us a reputation as a pioneer in energy law.

Comprehensive support

Our clients rely on the advice provided by our interdisciplinary team across many different areas, including in particular:

  • Plant construction
  • Mining law
  • Climate change (fossil fuel phase-out, network expansion, etc.)
  • Digitisation and decentralisation (smart energy)
  • eMobility
  • Energy trading & energy contracts
  • Energy competition law
  • Energy regulation
  • Energy storage
  • Energy law
  • Renewable energy projects, incl. project finance
  • Concession contracts
  • Alliances, mergers and acquisitions, the sale of companies and holdings, etc.
  • Power purchase agreements
  • District and neighbourhood solutions
  • Environmental and planning law
  • Procurement law

In addition, the Energy team in Germany is part of CMS’ international Energy team. This provides access to extensive expertise and allows cross-border collaboration in all areas of the energy and climate change sector.

Meet our experts for energy and climate change here.

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