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Alex Ibrahim

Of Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Alex Ibrahim is an Of Counsel in the Environment team. Alex has extensive experience in advising clients on the acquisition and divestment of sites with complex environmental issues and on developing strategies for the mitigation/management of the associated risks, including the use of environmental insurance. She has undertaken due diligence for clients in a range of heavily regulated sectors including waste, chemicals and manufacturing.  Alex often works closely with technical consultants to identify and assess the potential environmental legal liabilities associated with sites and business operations.

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 of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of excellence such as London and Aberdeen, the practice works across 75 offices globally. Building on 40 years of experience advising on power, oil & gas and renewables through to energy disputes, emerging areas and Energy Transition, CMS is uniquely placed to ensure clients receive advice best suited to their commercial needs and to our collective future.

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  • 2001 – Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • 2000 – LL.B Law, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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01 April 2021
The end of “fast fash­ion”? Tex­tile in­dustry to face in­creased reg­u­la­tion...
The De­part­ment for En­vir­on­ment, Food and Rur­al Af­fairs ("DE­FRA") has re­cently an­nounced its in­ten­tion to "ramp up ac­tion on fast fash­ion" and to "hold man­u­fac­tur­ers ac­count­able for tex­tile waste"[1]...
26 March 2021
FSA up­dates CBD Nov­el Foods cri­ter­ia
The Food Stand­ards Agency ("FSA") has an­nounced that the cri­ter­ia of CBD which can re­main on sale from 1 April 2021 has been up­dated to en­com­pass a wider re­mit of products. Food busi­ness op­er­at­ors ("FBOs")...
13 August 2020
Na­tion­al Food Strategy Pub­lished: What this means for busi­ness 
Part One of Henry Dimbleby’s two-part Na­tion­al Food Strategy (“Strategy”) was pub­lished on 29 Ju­ly 2020, which con­tains ur­gent re­com­mend­a­tions to sup­port the UK through the tur­bu­lence caused by...
21 April 2020
Far-reach­ing pro­pos­als for a more sus­tain­able fu­ture: the new Cir­cu­lar...
Pub­lished in mid March, the European Com­mis­sion’s new Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Ac­tion Plan (the “Plan”) aims to ac­cel­er­ate the European Uni­on’s trans­ition to­wards a cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. This is to be achieved...
24 February 2020
Or­gan­ic food products face new reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges
Nat­ur­al­ness is as­so­ci­ated with sim­pli­city. Foods that are sim­pler and less pro­cessed are per­ceived to be “bet­ter”. This may be one of the reas­ons why the de­mand for or­gan­ic cer­ti­fic­a­tion is on the...
19 February 2020
Have Can­nabis products reached their shelf life? 
Fol­low­ing our pre­vi­ous art­icle on this top­ic and the re­cently heightened pro­file of can­nabis food products in the UK, we take a look at the cur­rent and ex­pec­ted fu­ture reg­u­la­tion of such products, in­clud­ing...
03 December 2019
1 week to shape the Scot­tish Bever­age Con­tain­er De­pos­it Re­turn Scheme
Un­til  10 Decem­ber 2019, stake­hold­ers have the op­por­tun­ity to com­ment on the draft De­pos­it and Re­turn Scheme for Scot­land Reg­u­la­tions 2020 (the “Draft Reg­u­la­tions”)[1], which in­tro­duce a new De­pos­it...
24 September 2019
Op­por­tun­ity to in­put to call for evid­ence on stand­ards for bio-based, bio­de­grad­able,...
Un­til 14 Oc­to­ber DE­FRA is run­ning a call for evid­ence on de­vel­op­ing stand­ards for bio-based, bio­de­grad­able and com­postable plastics.[1] Not­ably, the Gov­ern­ment high­lights stim­u­lat­ing low car­bon growth...
23 September 2019
Gov­ern­ment presses on with plastic tax as part of the Budget 2019
As re­por­ted in an earli­er art­icle, in Feb­ru­ary 2019, HM Treas­ury pub­lished a con­sulta­tion on in­tro­du­cing a tax on plastic pack­aging either man­u­fac­tured in the UK or im­por­ted un­filled that con­tains less...
5 September 2019
Ker­nel: Au­tumn 2019
Wel­come to the latest is­sue of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in.  In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bite-size art­icles...
23 May 2019
Tack­ling single-use plastics: the ad­vent of many leg­al meas­ures which will...
Yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment that sub­ject to cer­tain ex­cep­tions plastic straws, plastic stemmed cot­ton buds and plastic bever­age stir­rers in Eng­land will be pro­hib­ited from sup­ply as of April 2020 has gained...
20 May 2019
Tack­ling food waste – fu­ture meas­ures set to force change by FBOs
There is grow­ing pres­sure on food busi­ness op­er­at­ors (“FBOs”) to re­duce food waste and to be more ac­count­able for the food waste they pro­duce. Last week, the Gov­ern­ment’s Food Waste Cham­pi­on, Ben...