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Energy & Climate Change

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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.

The modern energy sector requires specialist legal advisers attuned to global geopolitics, economics and regulation. But as the sector has matured, rather than become more standardised and commoditised, the pace of change is accelerating. When the energy sector found itself on the frontline of decarbonisation, CMS guided the sector through this new landscape. CMS teams now work in every corner of the sector across the globe to help it meet the demands of climate change, technological disruption, urbanisation in developing economies, social concerns and political agendas.

We have supported the success of our clients by recognising the sector is ever more diverse and by working actively against 'silo thinking'. We are market-leading, global advisers on oil&gas exploration and production, mid-stream activities, traditional or newer electricity generation technologies, energy transition and climate change strategies, energy efficiency, finance, M&A, disputes or regulatory and commercial issues. Thanks to our cross-sectoral knowledge and expertise, we make sure clients receive the advice best suited to their commercial needs and to our collective future.

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January 2020
En­ergy Trans­ition: Evol­u­tion or Re­volu­tion?
The role of oil and gas com­pan­ies in a net-zero fu­ture
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Re­new­able En­ergy
April 2020
CMS En­ergy Glob­al Bro­chure

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CMS Guide to Con­sequen­tial Loss Clauses in the En­ergy...
26 May 20
Oil & Gas: De­liv­ery without bills of lad­ing
In Trafigura Mari­time Lo­gist­ics Pte Ltd v Clear­lake Ship­ping Pte Ltd & An­or; and Clear­lake Ship­ping Pte Ltd v Pet­ro­leo Brasileiro S.A. [2020] EWHC 995 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court dealt with the ar­rest...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Re­new­able En­ergy
05 May 20
Oil & Gas: Con­trac­tu­al pro­tec­tions in scrap­ping de­com­mis­sioned as­sets 
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...
April 2020
CMS En­ergy Glob­al Bro­chure
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...
February 2020
ESG snap­shot: Re­spons­ible In­vest­ment for as­set man­agers
21 Apr 20
E-Sig­na­tures in Oman and COV­ID-19 
Gov­ern­ment au­thor­it­ies all across the world are strongly ad­vising, and in many cases are even re­quir­ing, people to stay at home, so­cially dis­tance from one an­oth­er and avoid gath­er­ings to help put an...
January 2020
En­ergy Trans­ition: Evol­u­tion or Re­volu­tion?
The role of oil and gas com­pan­ies in a net-zero fu­ture
09 Apr 20
Cov­id-19 Pan­dem­ic – Can the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor pass the test?
Cor­rect as of 9am, 7th April. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. As of the date of this art­icle, re­new­able en­ergy (“RE”) pro­jects around the world in­clud­ing in the Middle East and North Africa...
21 Jan 20
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2019/2020
19 Mar 20
Oil & Gas: Force Ma­jeure in mod­el clauses
The re­cent out­break of COV­ID-19 coupled with a sud­den and dra­mat­ic drop in the oil price has already be­gun to test the op­er­a­tion and ef­fic­acy of force ma­jeure (“FM”) pro­vi­sions in oil and gas in­dustry...