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Leilah Rawle

Partner

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, Spanish

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 advising energy and utility companies on real estate issues associated with their land portfolio, networks and projects.  She also regularly advises on the real estate aspects of a wide variety of infrastructure and energy projects including wind farms (both on and offshore), hydro schemes, battery storage, gas peaking plants, solar farms, CCGT/OCGT plants, inertia projects, EVs, district heating networks and electricity interconnectors. Leilah has also been involved with a range of infrastructure projects for a variety of developer and funder clients, including several Energy from Waste and CHP projects.

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Education

  • 1998 – Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP at Nottingham Law School
  • 1997 – LLB (Hons) (2:1), University of Warwick 
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05/07/2022
On-Site Power Solu­tions - Guide Launch
CMS re­cently pub­lished "On-site Power Solu­tions: A guide for large en­ergy users" and we would be de­lighted if you could join us on Tues­day, 5 Ju­ly 2022 for a pub­lic­a­tion launch and break­fast sem­in­ar tak­ing...
06/12/2021
CMS ad­vises Equi­nor and SSE Re­new­ables on third phase of world's largest...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ac­ted as leg­al ad­viser to SSE Re­new­ables and Equi­nor in re­la­tion to Dog­ger Bank C, the third phase of what will be the world’s largest off­shore wind farm when com­plete...
15/11/2021
CMS ad­vises Ca­na­dian Sol­ar on part­ner­ship to co-de­vel­op 1.5GW of UK bat­tery...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Ca­na­dian Sol­ar Inc. (Ca­na­dian Sol­ar) on its part­ner­ship via a Pro­ject De­vel­op­ment Agree­ment with Windel En­ergy (Windel), a com­pany spe­cial­ising in the ori­gin­a­tion...
05/11/2021
Get­ting warm­er: UK’s Heat and Build­ings Strategy
On 19 Oc­to­ber 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) pub­lished the long-awaited heat and build­ings strategy (the “Strategy”), set­ting out how the UK Gov­ern­ment...
16/07/2020
An easy cell - bat­tery stor­age rules to be re­laxed by Gov­ern­ment
The Gov­ern­ment has laid the Draft In­fra­struc­ture Plan­ning (Elec­tri­city Stor­age Fa­cil­it­ies) Or­der 2020 be­fore Par­lia­ment, with the in­ten­tion that (once passed) it will fa­cil­it­ate the con­struc­tion of more...
26/06/2020
Con­sent­ing and Real Es­tate Con­sid­er­a­tions for De­vel­op­ing Hy­dro­gen Pro­jects
Hy­dro­gen is be­gin­ning to play a crit­ic­al role in de­liv­er­ing the de­car­bon­isa­tion agenda. It has pos­sible ap­plic­a­tions across a wide range of sec­tors, and the po­ten­tial to de­car­bon­ise dif­fi­cult-to-elec­tri­fy...
17/06/2020
Power Up - Vary­ing, Op­tim­ising and Re­power­ing Re­new­ables Pro­jects
Wind tur­bine tech­no­logy is mov­ing for­ward rap­idly, with step-changes in size, ca­pa­city and ef­fi­ciency. In­creased gov­ern­ment sup­port - in­clu­sion of on­shore wind and sol­ar in the Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence...
31/01/2020
The Fu­ture Homes Stand­ard: Re­vised Clos­ing Date for Build­ing Reg­u­la­tions...
We pre­vi­ously re­por­ted on the Gov­ern­ment’s con­sulta­tion on changes to the build­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to new dwell­ings.  The con­sulta­tion seeks views on the Gov­ern­ment’s plans to in­crease the...
17/10/2019
Elec­tri­city stor­age: load­ing up for con­sent­ing clar­ity
The plan­ning sys­tem’s treat­ment of elec­tri­city stor­age and co-loc­a­tion is com­plex, in part be­cause the cur­rent plan­ning frame­work was de­vised without stor­age tech­no­lo­gies in mind. Whilst stor­age tech­no­lo­gies...
18/01/2019
Elec­tri­city stor­age: con­sent­ing clar­ity
The plan­ning sys­tem’s treat­ment of elec­tri­city stor­age and co-loc­a­tion is com­plex, in part be­cause the frame­work was de­vised without stor­age tech­no­lo­gies in mind. Whilst stor­age tech­no­lo­gies may be...
09/03/2018
Stor­age and Re­new­ables: The next fron­ti­er
Stor­age has been the “hot” top­ic in the elec­tri­city in­dustry in re­cent years. There is huge po­ten­tial for co-loc­at­ing stor­age with re­new­ables, with more than 30GW of wind and sol­ar ca­pa­city in the...