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Valentina Keys

Senior Associate

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T +44 20 7367 2173
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, Russian, Spanish

Valentina is an Environmental law specialist at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. She has been practicing this area of law since 2008. She regularly advises clients on various aspects of the sustainability/climate change agenda and the transition to a low carbon, low waste and low water economy. 

She handles advisory, regulatory, administrative, contentious and transactional matters advising corporates in relation to contractual transfer of risk and apportionment of liability for environmental damage and contaminated land, the requirement for and the interpretation of environmental permits, licences and consents, impact of onshore and offshore renewable energy developments on environment, energy audits under the Energy Efficiency Directive, REACH, product stewardship, Eco-Design of Energy Using Products, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, climate change and cleantech, COMAH, hazardous substances (including asbestos), environmental permitting, facilities decommissioning and remediation, waste acceptance criteria and Quality Protocols, packaging waste, transfrontier shipment of waste, and the Shipping MRV Regulation.

She has a particular interest in law and policy aimed at decarbonising maritime transport.

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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Education

  • 2005 – Law Conversion Course (London City University) and Legal Practice qualification, Law School, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
  • 2003 – LLB Modern Languages, University of Cambridge, UK
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02/12/2015
CMS ad­vises lis­ted Pol­ish house­hold ap­pli­ances com­pany, Am­ica, on the ac­quis­i­tion...
CMS has ad­vised Po­land-based man­u­fac­turer and whole­saler of house­hold ap­pli­ances Am­ica Wronki S.A. on the pur­chase of the en­tire is­sued share cap­it­al of The CDA Group Lim­ited, a UK-based re­tail­er of high qual­ity kit­chen ap­pli­ances, from its share­hold­ers,
23 April 2020
COV­ID-19 Fin­an­cial sup­port for the avi­ation in­dustry and car­bon emis­sion...
Giv­en the cli­mate emer­gency de­clared by many ad­min­is­tra­tions in many parts of the world, now at a time when the avi­ation in­dustry is in crisis due to the travel re­stric­tions caused by the pan­dem­ic, ques­tions...
09 April 2020
UK Emis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem or a car­bon tax?
The UK’s trans­ition peri­od for leav­ing the European Uni­on ends on 31 Decem­ber 2020. Un­til this date (un­less it is ex­ten­ded) the UK will re­main part of the EU emis­sions trad­ing scheme (EU ETS) and must...
29 November 2019
Dead­line next week: ES­OS Phase 2 No­ti­fic­a­tion 5th Decem­ber 2019 
The ma­jor­ity of large or­gan­isa­tions will be aware of the En­ergy Sav­ings Op­por­tun­ity Scheme (“ES­OS”), the mech­an­ism through which the UK has im­ple­men­ted the re­quire­ment to un­der­take en­ergy audits every...
19 July 2019
Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples and re­spons­ible ship fin­an­cing
On 18th June 2019, 11 banks with col­lect­ively over $100bn in as­sets and rep­res­ent­ing nearly 20% of the glob­al ship fin­ance signed a glob­al frame­work agree­ment, called the Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples. These are...
19 March 2019
Ship­ping and Car­bon: UK ap­proach to EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion and IMO DCS
As part of the European ship car­bon re­port­ing sys­tem gov­erned by the EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 (“EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion”) ship­ping com­pan­ies have un­til 30 April 2019 to sub­mit their ship emis­sions...
14 March 2019
Ship­ping and car­bon: EU and IMO sys­tems to align
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the European Com­mis­sion (EC) tabled a pro­pos­al con­cern­ing the amend­ment of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 on the mon­it­or­ing, re­port­ing and veri­fic­a­tion of car­bon di­ox­ide emis­sions from mari­time...
31 January 2019
Com­mis­sion­ing a scrub­ber sys­tem by 31 Decem­ber 2019 is not suf­fi­cient to...
Ship own­ers, ship op­er­at­ors and ship man­agers who are busy pre­par­ing for the up­com­ing high sul­phur fuel oil (“HSFO”) ban which enters in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020 will be fa­mil­i­ar with the op­tion...
23 November 2018
OPRED con­sults on the fin­an­cial civil sanc­tions for off­shore en­vir­on­ment­al...
On the 20th Novem­ber 2018 the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) and the Off­shore Pet­ro­leum Reg­u­lat­or for En­vir­on­ment and De­com­mis­sion­ing (“OPRED”) launched a con­sulta­tion...
16 November 2018
Fin­ance reg­u­lat­ors con­sult on cli­mate change risks
On 15 Oc­to­ber 2018, the Pruden­tial Reg­u­la­tion Au­thor­ity (“PRA”) and the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) each began con­sulta­tions on cli­mate change risks and the lat­ter also on the green­ing...
30 October 2018
Car­riage ban on mar­ine fuels with sul­phur con­tent above 0.50% form­ally...
On 26 Oc­to­ber 2018, dur­ing its 73rd ses­sion on 22 - 26 Oc­to­ber, the Mar­ine En­vir­on­ment Pro­tec­tion Com­mit­tee (‘MEPC73’) of the In­ter­na­tion­al Mari­time Or­gan­iz­a­tion (the ‘IMO’) form­ally ad­op­ted the...
23 August 2018
Re­du­cing cli­mate change emis­sions: in­equity across the sec­tors
In June 2018, the Com­mit­tee on Cli­mate Change (“CCC”) provided its 2018 pro­gress re­port to the UK par­lia­ment on the UK’s cur­rent and pro­jec­ted re­duc­tions in (do­mest­ic) green­house gases (here). As...