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Thomas Forman

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Thomas Forman is a Senior Associate in the Energy & Climate Change Team advising developers, investors, utilities and energy users on transactions, regulatory matters and commercial matters both in the UK and internationally.  .

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

  • Kansai Electric Power Co. on its participation in a consortium led by Glennmont Partners which has acquired a 50% ownership share in Germany’s 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm from Ørsted for a transaction value of around €1.2 billion.
  • Centrica in relation to the successful acquisition of the customer book of the licensed energy supplier, Robin Hood Energy.
  • Octopus Energy on a 20% investment by Orgin Energy valuing Octopus Energy at over £1 billion.
  • A number of new entrants to the GB energy supply market including in relation to commerical contracts, smart metering and regulatory issues. 
  • RWE on the disposal of a 49% stake in the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm (219MW) to Greencoat.
  • EDF Renewables in relation to the acquisition of a 51% stake in Conservation Energy, an in-development 500MW solar and 500MW storage project.
  • ESB on its acquisition of a 50% stake in EDF's 450-MW NnG offshore wind project.
  • Brookfield Renewable Partners on the joint venture to acquire X-Elio for a total commitment in the range of $500 million. 
  • SSE on the sale of a 49.9% stake in Stronelairg onshore wind farm (225MW) and Dunmaglass onshore wind farm (94.1MW) to Greencoat, including full due diligence, drafting and negotiating of the PPAs and MSAs and restructuring issues.
  •  A consortium on its acquisition of Electricity North West.
  • National Grid on the separation of the the electricity system operator from the electricity system owner. 
  • UK Power Networks on two appeals brought against the RIIO-ED1 price control.
  • SSE on the GBP 621m sale to ADIA of a 16.7% stake in SGN, the owner and operator of two gas distribution networks.
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  • 2013 – LPC, University of Law, London
  • 2012 – GDL, University of Law, London
  • 2011 – Economics BSc, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
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