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Energy & Climate Change lawyers

The energy and climate change sector, a key driver of the global economy, 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 team works globally within every part of the energy sector, including upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity in all its forms, including generation, networks, wholesale and retail markets, and 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, or contractor, we have the energy and climate change specialists to meet all your strategic challenges globally. Our multi-disciplinary team has helped shape the legal framework for the oil and gas industry in many jurisdictions and was among the first to advise on industry-shaping reforms such as the historic energy and climate change sector restructuring in Mexico. We also work on M&A, projects and financings in the oil and gas, power and renewables sectors across the globe. 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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Penelope Warne
The Seni­or Part­ner
Chairman of the UK LLP Board and Head of Energy & Climate Change
United Kingdom, London
Penelope Warne is The Senior Partner and Chairman of the UK Board. She is also Head of Energy.Penelope, an oil and gas specialist, joined the firm in 1993 to set up the Aberdeen office and has a strong...
Millar, Stephen
Stephen Millar
Man­aging Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Stephen Millar is the Managing Partner for CMS based in the UK and is responsible for the management of the firm across the UK, CEE, the Middle East and Asia. He is also a member of the CMS board.Stephen...
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Rob Wilson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Rob Wilson is a partner and Head of the firm’s Energy Disputes Practice. He has been advising on disputes since 1994 and has worked with the energy sector since 1998.Rob is dual qualified (Scotland...
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Eleanor Lane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Eleanor Lane is a partner in CMS UK’s Infrastructure & Projects Team. She has particular expertise in the transport and maritime sectors, often advising on projects of unusual complexity and/or national...
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Eva Talmacsi
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance matters in Central & Eastern Europe and the...
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Jeremie Witt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jeremie is a partner in the Energy, Projects and Construction Team and is based in Australia. He has previously been a partner with CMS in our Dubai and our Singapore offices and has extensive experience...
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Olivia Jamison
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Olivia Jamison is a specialist environment practitioner advising on environment and health and safety matters.  She advises on various aspects of environmental liability, regulatory compliance, risk...
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Jan Burgess
Part­ner
Head of Health & Safety
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
United Kingdom, London
Jan Burgess heads the Health and Safety team covering the whole of the UK, is a solicitor-advocate, and has practised as a litigator for over 20 years – the vast majority of that has been dedicated...
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Mark Kirke
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
An accredited specialist in construction law who “fights his clients' corner hard and is very impressive" (Chambers), Mark has extensive experience of successfully advising Employers and Contractors...
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Robin Hutchison
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Robin Hutchison is a Planning and Environment partner who advises companies, public bodies and funders on major projects, developments and transactions.He has a particular focus on planning/consenting...