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Dalia Majumder-Russell


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages Bengali, English, French, Russian, Ukrainian

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, governments and contracts in Europe, Africa and North America on a wide range of renewable energy transactions, commercial agreements and the regulatory frameworks within which such projects operate, and across the project lifecycle. She is passionate about the decarbonisation agenda across the energy, heat and transport sectors, and has a particular focus on  carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen technologies. 

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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Relevant experience

Decarbonised electricity

  • Lenders or sponsors on the M&A and financings of onshore/offshore and floating wind farms in the UK and Europe.
  • Advising on many pioneering corporate PPAs enabling the equity and debt financing of such projects.
    Various solar PV clients on solar projects on matters ranging from regulatory advice to corporate PPAs and other offtake arrangements, M&A and financings of complex portfolios to litigation in the context of RO audits. 
  • Sponsors on hydrogen projects including in the transport, gas networks, renewables and water sectors. Member of government and industry groups focused on development of hydrogen projects.

Decarbonised transport

  • Various clients on their commercial arrangements and investments into the electrical vehicles (“EV”) sector. Advising on development of hydrogen fuelled transport in the UK.

Decarbonised and Renewable heat

  • Sponsors and lenders on various heat generation facilities, biomass CHP, district heating and subsidised heat decarbonisation schemes. Advising on development of hydrogen fuelled heating in the UK.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Law Society of England & Wales
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  • 2009 - Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, UK.
  • 2008 - Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, UK.
  • 2005 - BScH Biology; second major English, Acadia University, Canada.
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Reg­u­lat­ing hy­dro­gen trans­port and stor­age - op­tions to choose from
The UK Gov­ern­ment’s De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) is cur­rently con­sult­ing (the “Con­sulta­tion”) on its pro­posed ways of reg­u­lat­ing hy­dro­gen trans­port and stor­age...
European Com­mis­sion pro­poses emer­gency mar­ket in­ter­ven­tion to tackle high...
On 14 Septem­ber 2022, the European Com­mis­sion (“Com­mis­sion”) pub­lished a pro­pos­al for a Coun­cil Reg­u­la­tion on an emer­gency in­ter­ven­tion to ad­dress high en­ergy prices (“Pro­pos­al”). This emer­gency...
Turn­ing the ther­mo­stat: UK moves to reg­u­late heat 
The En­ergy Bill (the “Bill”), which was in­tro­duced to Par­lia­ment on 6 Ju­ly 2022 takes aim at provid­ing a reg­u­lat­ory frame­work to sup­port the Gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to fully de­car­bon­ise heat­ing...
Large En­ergy Users – Sum­mer 2022 up­date on elec­tri­city and heat mar­ket...
En­ergy poli­cy­makers are in the midst of an in­tense phase of activ­ity seek­ing to en­sure the Great Bri­tain en­ergy mar­ket is fit for the en­ergy trans­ition and to re­spond to the many chal­lenges be­ing faced...
UK Gov­ern­ment to con­sult on fun­da­ment­al re­form of GB Elec­tri­city Mar­ket
The UK Gov­ern­ment’s De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) has pub­lished a wide-ran­ging con­sulta­tion on the most sig­ni­fic­ant piece of elec­tri­city mar­ket re­form in a dec­ade...
En­ergy Bill 2022 - Hy­dro­gen and CCUS
The En­ergy Bill 2022 (the “Bill”) was in­tro­duced on 6 Ju­ly 2022. The bill cov­ers car­bon cap­ture and stor­age, hy­dro­gen pro­duc­tion, reg­u­lat­ory re­form, bat­tery stor­age pro­pos­als, elec­tri­city net­works...
Ofgem pub­lishes minded-to de­cision and fur­ther con­sulta­tion on Path­way...
In Ju­ly 2020, the Off­shore Trans­mis­sion Net­work Re­view (“OT­NR”) was launched with the ob­ject­ive of en­sur­ing that the trans­mis­sion con­nec­tions for off­shore wind gen­er­a­tion are de­livered in the most...
Off­shore Trans­mis­sion Net­work Re­view: Up­date on An­ti­cip­at­ory In­vest­ment...
In­tro­duc­tion In sup­port of the UK Gov­ern­ment’s off­shore wind and net zero am­bi­tions, the Off­shore Trans­mis­sion Net­work Re­view (the “OT­NR”) aims to de­liv­er im­prove­ments in the way that off­shore gen­er­a­tion...
Elec­tri­city Mar­ket Re­form – Tak­ing stock
The En­ergy Act 2013 (the “Act”), whose stated aim was to de­liv­er se­cure, af­ford­able and low car­bon en­ergy to UK con­sumers, re­quires five-yearly re­views (the “Re­view”) of the pro­vi­sions of the...
Off­shore Trans­mis­sion Net­work Re­view: up­dates on multi-pur­pose in­ter­con­nect­ors 
On 14 April 2022, Ofgem pub­lished its con­sulta­tion on its minded-to de­cision on the ap­proach to multi-pur­pose in­ter­con­nect­ors (the “Ofgem Con­sulta­tion”). The Ofgem Con­sulta­tion sets out the pro­posed...
The Path to Net Zero for Avi­ation
Due to mass in­dus­tri­al ac­tion on the trans­port net­work on 21 June we will now be host­ing this event as a we­bin­ar. Join GIIA and CMS, for the second event in our De­car­bon­ising Trans­port Series, to look...
UK QUEEN'S SPEECH - Im­pact on the en­ergy sec­tor
On Tues­day 10 May 2022, the UK gov­ern­ment un­veiled its an­nu­al le­gis­lat­ive agenda, in­clud­ing those laws that will help drive the en­ergy trans­ition to­wards “cheap­er, clean­er and more se­cure en­ergy”...