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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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"She's impressive and it's always a pleasure to work with her."

Chambers, 2024

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Chambers, 2023


  • 2001 – Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • 2000 – LL.B Law, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Dedicated Energy & Climate Change practice
With more than 450 lawyers in 75 offices across the globe our Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest of its kind. It was founded on ground-breaking work designing and im­ple­ment­ing mod­ern energy markets and is now at the forefront of developments on energy transition, renewables and the various responses to the climate crisis. From advising on climate change strategy, new tech­no­lo­gies, risk and disputes, to environmental regulation, Power Purchase Agreements, and real estate and infrastructure projects, we advise clients operationally and strategically. Our track record includes: Advising on the UK’s most advanced carbon capture project in the UK’s first zero-car­bon in­dus­tri­al cluster. BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell and Total have formed a consortium and as­sumed lead­er­ship of the Net Zero Teesside Pro­ject, pre­vi­ously known as the Clean Gas Project. Advising product manufacturers in relation to sustainability laws for on the launch of new broadcast and streaming devices. Advising broadcasting and media pub­lish­ing com­pan­ies in relation to Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting and the Energy Sav­ings Op­por­tun­ity Scheme. Advising various private equity funds, banks and large international manufacturing and real estate organisations such as Columbia Thread­needle Investments, Ametek, and John Laing Infrastructure Fund on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, carbon and related re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions across the EU. Advising major banks, insurers and asset managers on principles likely to un­der­pin reg­u­lat­ory frameworks including, EU Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth, Fin­an­cial Stability Board’s Task Force on Cli­mate-re­lated financial disclosures, LMA Green Loan Principles, ICMA Green Bond prin­ciples.