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Market design and reform of legislative or industry frameworks


The Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) on all aspects of the electricity market reform in Mexico, including restructuring of the electricity industry, creating a new, state of the art wholesale electricity market and designing auctions to procure a large pipeline of renewable energy projects.


Various stakeholders in Great Britain on the initial privatisation of the electricity market in 1989 and every major reform since. More recently, advising on the Electricity Market Reform programme in Great Britain, which introduced competitive auction systems for renewable and thermal generation. 


Government of Oman (2018-2019) on the restructuring and privatisation of Oman’s waste and wastewater sectors and the development of the new sector law and related regulatory instruments (having also advised previously on the restructuring and privatisation of Oman’s electricity and related water sectors).

Saudi Arabia

Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2003-ongoing) on the establishment of a restructured electricity system for Saudi Arabia, including drafting primary legislation to regulate the electricity sector. We have subsequently advised on a broad range of matters including renewable power purchase arrangements.


Tenaga Nasional Berhad (2016) on the introduction of new electricity wholesale trading arrangements in Malaysia.


The Government of Japan (2014-present) on the restructuring of the power industry in Japan and the implementation of UK-style Electricity Market Reform


Initially advising on liberalisation of the legal and regulatory framework in Serbia pursuant to EU Directives. More recently, advising the Serbian Government (2016) on the drafting of Serbia’s concession and PPP legislation and drafting the model of an energy supply contract as a piece of legislation. 


The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the privatization of electricity generation and distribution.

NI and Republic of Ireland

Advising in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on market opening and on various market design and regulatory matters since, including the implementation of the Single Electricity Market for the island of Ireland.


The Government of Victoria (Australia) on electricity market restructuring.


The trustees of the California Independent Systems Operation Corporation and California Power Exchange Corporation on the establishment of an Independent System Operator and Power Exchange for the State of California.


The board of PJM Interconnection LLC in to its role as an independent system and market operator for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.


TransAlta on its stakeholder engagement in the design of the Alberta Capacity Market.

Central America

A member of expert panel on SIEPAC project on the implementation of a regional market in Central America.


The Guatemala electricity regulator on the drafting of regulations and market rules for a new wholesale market.


Investors on the privatisation of the transmission system in Argentina and associated regulatory matters.


The Philippines National Electrification Administration on the development of private participation in the generation and distribution of electricity.


The World Bank on a new legal and regulatory framework for the electricity sector and power purchase agreements in Thailand.


The Government of Cambodia on private investment in power, including drafting power procurement legislation together with model power procurement documentation.

South Africa

The Government of South Africa on electricity market restructuring, including wide scale reform to the legislative and regulatory frameworks for procurement of renewable independent power projects


The Government of Nigeria on the establishment of the legislative and regulatory framework for the proposed competitive electricity market in Nigeria.


The Government of Lesotho on the privatisation Lesotho Electricity Corporation.


The Government of Tanzania and TANESCO on the development of the legal and regulatory framework for the privatisation of the Tanzanian electricity market.


The Government of Zambia in relation to the privatisation of the Zambia electricity market.


The Botswana Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources on the establishment of a new cross-sectoral utility regulator for Botswana.


IFC on developing a Transaction Strategy for the privatisation of the distribution and supply business of the Kosovo Energy Corporation.


The Government of Orissa and the World Bank on the restructuring and privatisation of the electricity industry in Orissa (the first state in India to undertake such reform).

Key contact

Munir Hassan
Head of the CMS Energy & Climate Change Group
T +44 20 7367 2046