Power Projects lawyers

The power industry is crucial to the functioning of every economy, powering industry, households and individuals. It also extremely heavily regulated: energy companies, governments and grid operators all have a myriad of issues to consider every day to ensure the system works properly.

We advise on high value projects, financings, disputes and transactions in the sector internationally, as well as servicing the daily needs of the sector.

Having advised the electricity sector for almost three decades, we have the unique distinction of having invented the industry agreements, codes and rules that are used around the world. We were the first to have a central role in advising on IPPs in Europe (in Portugal), to privatise the electricity industry (in England and Wales), to write grid codes and to advise on innovative wholesale market arrangements across over 40 jurisdictions worldwide. 

On power projects, we advise on risk structuring, starting with a detailed risk matrix (our own proven matrix design) to drafting and negotiating PPAs, EPC contracts, fuel supply agreements, connection agreements, O&M contracts, and all of the financing agreements and security documentation that would be required to finance the project on a limited recourse financing basis.

We wrote the rules and shaped the power markets in numerous jurisdictions. From the Grid Code, Wholesale Market Codes and Connection and Use of System Codes to the new offshore transmission regime, we are at the forefront of advising on the rules governing the electricity industry.

The practice comprises sector professionals advising on regulatory matters through to dedicated corporate and finance professionals. In the energy sector, our leading M&A practice advises on some of the highest value transactions in the sector.

 
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Adrian Bell
Adrian Bell
Part­ner
Co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes Group | Joint Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East
United Kingdom, London
Adrian is a Partner and co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes Group and is a qualified solicitor advocate.He advises on dispute avoidance and all types of dispute resolution...
Louise Dalton
Louise Dalton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Louise is a Partner in the Energy & Climate Change Team in London, specialising in the clean energy sector. She advises developers, investors, utilities and energy users on power projects, transactions...
Christopher Gooding
Christopher Gooding
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
I have been heavily involved in most of the major war, terrorist and civil disruption incidents of the last 30 years including problems of the Iran/Iraq, Iraq/Kuwait war, and all subsequent Middle East...
Munir Hassan
Munir Hassan
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Energy & Climate Change Group
United Kingdom, London
Munir Hassan is the Head of CMS Energy & Climate Change Group. The Clean Energy practice at CMS is the market leader in the renewables sector in Europe, with a vast portfolio of low carbon projects and...
Dalia Majumder-Russell
Dalia Majumder-Russell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Dalia Majumder-Russell is a partner in the Energy & Climate Change Team specialising in complex process power and renewable projects. Over the last 10 years she has advised on developers, investors, funders...
Chris McGarvey
Chris McGarvey
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Chris is a partner in the Energy & Climate Change Team at CMS.  He specialises in complex process engineering projects, often involving new and innovative technologies including electricity generation...
Kirsty Nurse
Kirsty Nurse
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kirsty is a partner in the Energy & Climate Change Team.With more than 450 energy and climate change lawyers, including over 100 partners, the CMS Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest...
Leilah Rawle
Leilah Rawle
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Leilah is a Partner in our Real Estate team, specialising in energy and infrastructure projects and networks. She is head of the CMS Real Estate Energy and Infrastructure team and has extensive experience...
Valentina Santambrogio
Valentina Santambrogio
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Valentina Santambrogio is a partner in the international M&A, private equity and venture capital team. Valentina has a focus on cross-border deals and a particular expertise in the private equity and...
Paul Simpson
Paul Simpson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Paul Simpson is a Project and Energy Finance partner based in the Finance Practice Group in London. Paul has wide-ranging experience on energy financing transactions (project financing, reserve based...