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Olivia Jamison

Partner

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

Olivia Jamison is a specialist environment practitioner advising on environment and health and safety matters.  She advises on various aspects of environmental liability, regulatory compliance, risk transfer and strategic sensitive environment issues at domestic and EU level.

CMS is “one of the best firms in the market for environment work” (Legal 500, 2014) with Olivia rated as a leading individual and “conscientious, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with” (Legal 500, 2015). The CMS Environment team has been ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 2016 and Band 1 in Chambers 2017 with Olivia individually listed in both directories.

Olivia’s practice covers the transfer of liability in transactions, energy from waste and alternative energy operations, contaminated land issues, advising regarding prospective and impending legislation and the impact on business practice, investments and products, representing companies in regulatory investigations including crisis management, interviews and court proceedings, contractual and regulatory liabilities, pursuing appeals in respect of environmental permits, statutory notices and regulators' decisions and civil litigation.

Olivia has been listed as a “recommended attorney” by Global Law Experts.

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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"A lawyer who is 'very good at looking at the bigger picture and future-proofing what may come up on the horizon'. 'She is very proactive and 'she's very good at dealing with regulators'."

Legal 500, 2020

“very efficient and very knowledgeable,” and is "a pleasure to deal with."

Chambers, 2019

"she has in-depth knowledge and helpful personal experience of all of the regulators."

Chambers 2018

“Thought by some to be the ‘best overall group in London’” and “a formidable team”

Legal 500 2016

“Dedicated [...] breaks down complex issues well”

Chambers 2017

Won Client Nominated ILO Client Choice Award for Environment/Climate change 2015

"an extremely smart lawyer. She is client-focused, looking to use the best dispute resolution options and regulatory routes to resolve client issues"

Chambers 2016

Relevant experience

  • Developers and energy generators on the Environmental Liability Directive, Habitats Directive, the Birds Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and onshore and offshore liability.
  • Manufacturers in respect of energy efficiency and energy labelling requirements, conflict minerals developments, WEEE, RoHS, REACH, CLP, transportation, batteries, waste and the circular economy.
  • All aspects of environment regulation including, the obligations on operators pursuant to environmental permits, sanctions for non-compliance and rights of appeal.
  • Permitted facilities in relation to numerous regulatory notices and appeals in respect of enforcement notices and terms of consents including successful withdrawal of notices and successful compromise of appeals by the Environment Agency due to their change of interpretation following submissions.
  • Investors in respect of the purchase of facilities and on the decommissioning of infrastructure and legacy related liability issues, the transfer of liability arising out of contaminated land, drafting letters of appointment, considering environmental reports and drafting and negotiating warranties and indemnities.
  • Legal reviews on issues arising in relation to subsea infrastructure including marine licence and consents review regarding various OFTO projects and a FOAK tidal project.
  • Immediate response on environmental incidents including regulatory investigations, crisis management, interviews under compulsion and under caution and managing statutory requests for information. Prosecutions and enforcement activities including enforcement undertakings advice.
  • Group actions in respect of alleged civil nuisance (odour, pests and noise) arising in relation to various types of facilities and in relation to statutory nuisance.
  • Businesses on carbon reduction and energy efficiency related laws including the Energy Efficiency Directive, Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance Standards, the CRC and the EU ETS.
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Memberships & Roles

  • UKELA
  • Working party member of the Environmental Litigation Group and Water Group
  • HSLA
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Publications

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Education

  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts – Criminal Proceedings)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
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17/08/2021
CMS ad­vises WOW Tech Group on > EUR 1 bn busi­ness com­bin­a­tion with Love­honey...
Mu­nich – WOW Tech Group and Love­honey, two of the glob­al lead­ers for sexu­al well­ness products, join forces. To­geth­er with Swiss brand Amor­ana – ac­quired by Love­honey in 2020 – they now form the...
12/08/2021
Im­port­ant con­sulta­tion on clas­si­fic­a­tion, la­belling and pack­aging of sub­stances...
Over­view Un­til 15 Novem­ber 2021 the European Com­mis­sion (“Com­mis­sion”) is con­sult­ing on pro­posed re­vi­sions to Reg­u­la­tion (EC) 1272/2008 on the clas­si­fic­a­tion, la­belling and pack­aging of sub­stances...
11/08/2021
Trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion – plot­ting a mari­time course to net zero 
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port (“DfT”) pub­lished a wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero tar­get...
30/07/2021
Plastics and pack­aging laws in the European Uni­on
1. What is the gen­er­al le­gis­lat­ive frame­work reg­u­lat­ing pack­aging and plastic waste in your jur­is­dic­tion? Gen­er­al waste man­age­ment con­trols in the EU that ap­ply to pack­aging and plastics waste are found...
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26/05/2021
Move­ment on new leg­al frame­work for air pol­lu­tion, wa­ter qual­ity and nature...
Re­in­tro­duced to Par­lia­ment on 12 May, the En­vir­on­ment Bill (the “Bill”) is ex­pec­ted to enter in­to force in au­tumn 2021, ahead of the UK host­ing COP26 in Glas­gow in Novem­ber. The Bill sets out a leg­al...
25/05/2021
Man­aging in­vest­ig­a­tions: plan­ning pres­sures and pit­falls video series
With more in­tern­al re­port­ing of con­cerns with­in busi­nesses thanks to im­proved train­ing and con­trols, and with com­plex reg­u­lat­ory, crim­in­al and HR in­vest­ig­a­tions be­com­ing more com­mon­place, cor­por­ates need...
24/05/2021
“Eco-friendly” claims – latest UK draft guid­ance and con­sulta­tion launched
In the latest phase of their in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to gre­en­wash­ing claims, last week the UK’s con­sumer law reg­u­lat­or, the Com­pet­i­tion and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (the “CMA”), pub­lished draft guid­ance for busi­nesses...
23/04/2021
The Road to COP26: Our 101 on COP26
COP26 is sched­uled to take place from Monday 1st Novem­ber – Fri­day 12th Novem­ber 2021 in Glas­gow. It was ori­gin­ally in­ten­ded to take place last Novem­ber but was post­poned due to COV­ID-19.  It brings...
01/04/2021
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]...
22/03/2021
Im­port­ant new Gov­ern­ment con­sulta­tions on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency
Sum­mary The Gov­ern­ment on 17 March 2021 is­sued two im­port­ant con­sulta­tions on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency. The first con­sulta­tion seeks views on the Gov­ern­ment’s pro­pos­als to in­tro­duce a na­tion­al per­form­ance-based...
18/03/2021
The Value and In­teg­ra­tion of Biod­iversity in Busi­ness De­cision Mak­ing
The Re­view of The Eco­nom­ics of Biod­iversity by Pro­fess­or Sir Partha Dasgupta com­mis­sioned by the UK Treas­ury was pub­lished on 2 Feb­ru­ary 2021[1]. The Re­view was tasked to as­sess the eco­nom­ic be­ne­fits...
18/03/2021
Right to re­pair rules due to be in­tro­duced in Great Bri­tain this sum­mer
The De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy ("BEIS") have pub­lished their re­sponse to the re­cent con­sulta­tion on eco-design and en­ergy con­sumer in­form­a­tion re­quire­ments for elec­tric­al...