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International Clean Energy, Environment & Climate Change law firm

We help you identify risks and opportunities arising from the increasing focus on clean energy, the environment and climate change

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With more than 450 lawyers in 75 offices across the globe, our Energy & Climate Change Group is one of the largest of its kind, covering most of CMS’s practices, geographies and sectors.

We have established an outstanding reputation through our ground-breaking work designing and implementing modern energy markets. Now we are at the heart of the transition to a decarbonised economy based on renewable energy, to help the world address the climate crisis.

Our work encompasses both strategic and operational challenges including climate change strategy, new technologies, risk and disputes, environmental regulation (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) and major infrastructure projects, focusing primarily on the following areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Carbon capture, use and storage
  • Hydrogen
  • Corporate net zero strategies
  • Sustainable finance
  • Electric vehicles and decarbonisation of the transport sector
  • Circular economy
  • Energy transition
  • Industrial decarbonisation

As a climate change law firm, our experts advise clients on the tax perspectives of financing and optimising structures, as well as help them manage environmental risks and liabilities and resolve conflicts. At all times, we focus on solutions that are commercially sound and legally compliant.

By taking an international perspective, combining local expertise and cross-sectoral knowledge, we tailor our advice closely to clients’ needs, while staying aligned with the bigger, global climate change picture.

Please contact any of our Clean Energy, Environment & Climate Change lawyers to find out how we can help you.

Doing business responsibly

At CMS, we are committed to running our business ethically and sustainably. We are diverse, supportive and inclusive, creating a culture of sustainability in which all our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

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Munir Hassan
Energy & Climate Change
London
Portrait ofDalia Majumder-Russell
Dalia Majumder-Russell
Energy & Climate Change
London
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Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio
Energy & Climate Change
Paris
Christophe Barthélemy
Portrait ofDöne Yalçın
Döne Yalçın
Corporate/M&A
Istanbul
Portrait ofOlivia Jamison
Olivia Jamison
Environment
London
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