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Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio

Head of Energy Regulatory

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages French, English, Spanish

Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio is an associate at CMS Francis Lefebvre. She is an expert in project development in the energy sector and in decarbonation issues. Her practice focuses on renewable energies (solar, wind, hydro, biogas, hydrogen), on conventional energies (gas, oil, coal) as well as on energy demand side management (energy savings). Expert in legal, regulatory and transactional issues, she is also involved in dispute resolution.

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Relevant experience

  • Lawyer, Bird & Bird AARPI (2008-2009)
  • Trainee-Lawyer, Huglo-Lepage & Associés and KGA Avocats (2008)
  • Junior Legal Adviser, Syndicat de la Librairie Française (2006-2007)
  • Junior Legal Adviser, Paris Musée (2005)
  • Junior Legal Adviser, Consulate of Belgium (2004)
  • Lecturer:
    o Energy production and commercialisation, University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne (2013-present)
    o Energy Law, Paris Institute of Earth Physics (2011-present)
    o Public Law, Institute for Legal Studies, Sceaux University (2013-present)
    o Substantive Community Law, Sceaux University (2010-present)
    o European Procedural Law, Sceaux University (2012)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of GEP-AFTP (French Association of Companies and Professionals in the Oil, Gas and Related Industries)
  • Member of AFDEN (French Association for Energy Law)
  • Member of AFFJ (French Association of Female Lawyers)
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  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France), Paris Bar School (2009)
  • Master’s degree in Economic Public Law, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (2007)
  • Master’s degree in Theory of Public Law, School for Higher Education in the Social Sciences (2006)
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Offshore wind turbines
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On-site power solutions
A guide for large energy users Across Europe there is a clear and consistent trend for large scale commercial and industrial users of electricity adopting on-site power solutions. This is the result of a range of factors, in­clud­ing:re­new­able on-site generation being one of the most clear-cut ways to help “green” a site’s electricity supply and help the com­mer­cial/in­dus­tri­al user achieve their climate change targets;on-site power solutions having the ability to provide resilience of electricity supply during times of system outage or con­straint;avoid­ance of the network and policy charges typically associated with electricity taken from the grid; andthe commercial opportunities from leveraging flexible on-site power solutions to reduce consumption from the grid and/or to export electricity onto the grid.However, while such opportunities mean that on-site power solutions are often an attractive option, on-site projects will generally come with a complex array of legal options and considerations. These range from:the fundamental point that such projects inherently involve participation in a typically heav­ily-reg­u­lated arena (and often the backdrop of a set of regulations rapidly evolving to keep pace with the sector), toa range of pro­ject/agree­ment structures and parties (without a “cookie cutter” approach) involved in project ownership, operation and electricity sale and purchase, with significant co-dependence between such parties, toa government policy context that (while at face value often pro-green) is often increasingly concerned about grid and policy charges being avoided through these types of project and wishes to see all market participants paying a perceived fair share of such costs. In this guide we provide an overview of these challenges and opportunities in Europe, with a view to assisting you in reviewing, upfront, the key issues often associated with on-site power solutions of this nature. 
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022
The 2022 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide is out. We would particularly like to thank our clients for putting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rankings in France, Algeria and Morocco France...
CMS Public Procurement Forum
Public procurement on the move to ecological transition We are delighted to announce that the 7th CMS Public Procurement Forum will take place in Paris on Thursday, 9 December 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to...
Hydrogen law, regulations & strategy in France
1. Current State of Hydrogen Projects in France In France, Law No 2015-992 of 17 August 2015, relating to the Energy Transition for a Green Growth provided in its Article 121 that the Government shall...
Getting the deal through
Christophe Barthélemy and Au­rore-Em­manuelle Rubio have recently updated the French chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Gas regulation 2021. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of gas regulation...
Renewable energy law and regulation in France
1. Brief overview of the renewables sector  Key statistics In 2019, France's primary generation of energy decreased by 2.7% compared to 2018, due to the decline in nuclear power generation. The Ministry...
Legal 500 Paris 2020: our law firm’s rankings
The 2020 edition of the Legal 500 Paris guide is available. We thank our clients for their trust and support!This year, our firm is ranked in 20 expertise, including: 4 in Tier 1: Tax; Employment; Se­cur­it­isa­tion...
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
The 2020 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide is out. We would particularly like to thank our clients for putting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rankings in France, Algeria and Morocco France 4 in...
Covid-19 and guarantee of the correct functioning of the electricity and...
In the context of the health crisis caused by Covid-19, electricity and natural gas supply security should be ensured. The companies in the sector are getting organised.The confinement measures adopted...
Covid-19 and the balance of the French electrical grid
In the energy sector, the French national transmission system operator (TSO), a company named “RTE”, must organise its activity in such a way as to ensure the continuity of its public service mission...