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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. Our early work in designing and implementing modern energy markets and subsequently guiding the sector in the push to decarbonisation means CMS is not only a transactional or project adviser to the sector, but uniquely placed to help shape its present and future.

A key driver of the global economy, the energy and climate change sector is affected by geopolitical, economic and regulatory pressures. You require advisors who understand your industry and work with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors on the cutting edge of commercial, regulatory and risk issues in the sector. Based across 15 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe, we have been active in CEE since the beginning of the privatisation and liberalisation of the energy and climate change sector across the region.

We have helped to shape the sector by advising on the most high-profile and ground-breaking projects and transactions over many years. In Romania, CMS most recently helped re-shape the oil & gas specific tax law, successfully advocating for a reform in the way the oil & gas industry is recognised for tax purposes in Romania.

Our dedicated energy and climate change lawyers in Romania work in every part of the sector, covering the whole chain of the energy cycle, including upstream, midstream and downstream regulatory matters in the oil&gas sector and from greenfield projects to distribution, trading and supply in the electricity sector, as well as nuclear and renewables. Whether you are a NOC, IOC, independent, electricity company, investor, government or financial institution, we have the energy specialists to meet all your strategic challenges globally.

Our multi-disciplinary teams were among the first to advise on ground-breaking global oil & gas M&A and on power projects in Europe, to establish a single electricity market in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, lead historic electricity industry reform in Mexico, and work on renewable energy projects globally. We cover the full range of practice areas that you may require as an energy businesses - from regulatory and transactional support, to procurement, tax, environmental, disputes, employment, technology and competition assistant.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Re­new­able En­ergy
15 May 20
Ro­mania wel­comes back PPAs
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Elec­tric Vehicles
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On May 13, the Ro­mani­an En­ergy Au­thor­ity (ANRE) ap­proved a gas re­lease pro­gramme that is ap­plic­able to gas pro­duc­tions over 3 MM MW. Un­der the new reg­u­la­tion, the main do­mest­ic pro­du­cers ROMGAZ and OMV...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to En­ergy Stor­age
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GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Elec­tri­city
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Every year hun­dreds of ves­sels and oil rigs are sold to ship­break­ing yards in South Asia, which in­clude some of the busiest break­ing yards in the world (more than 70% of ships sold for scrap end their...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to EU Man­dat­ory En­ergy As­sess­ment...
23 Apr 20
Oil & Gas: Stor­age Ca­pa­city and Coun­ter­party Solvency in In­ter­na­tion­al...
With West Texas In­ter­me­di­ate (“WTI”) tem­por­ar­ily fall­ing through the neg­at­ive price floor on Monday, and spot LNG prices in Asia hit­ting all time lows, is­sues arising out of stor­age ca­pa­city and coun­ter­party...