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Dalia Majumder-Russell


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

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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