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Italy

A key driver of the global economy, the energy sector is affected by and affects global geopolitics, economics and regulation. You require advisors who not only understand your industry but also work on cutting edge issues. In addition to our Italian team, our professionals span 34 countries and work within every part of the energy sector, including upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity in all its forms including generation, networks, wholesale and retail markets and renewables. Over the last 25 years, our experts have helped shape the sector by creating the legal frameworks upon which many of your markets are based.

Whether you are an oil & gas or electricity company, a NOC, independent, investor, government or financial institution, we have the energy specialists to meet all your strategic challenges globally. Our multi-disciplinary teams have advised on ground-breaking global oil and gas M&A and on power projects in Italy and in Europe.

In Italy we have a long lasting relation with our energy clients, some of which stay with us through the years.  We aim for your economic success and offer far sighted solutions whatever you do.

This collective experience means we can pre-empt and provide answers to the commercial, risk and regulatory issues you face in the energy sector.

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    Renewables

    The acceleration of renewable energy development in Europe, has awakened the concerns about energy independence and national security. In Italy, CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni provides insights into the key legal developments that are shaping the renewable energy market. We provide assistance to: developers and venture capital institutions, consultants and engineers, and more generally to those who are involved in the development, administration and management of renewable energy plants.

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    21 January 2021
    Life after Brexit – Im­plic­a­tions for the up­stream oil and gas sec­tor
    Now that the dec­or­a­tions are packed away and the Christ­mas cake crumbs swept up, we are turn­ing our at­ten­tion to the out­come of the last minute agree­ment of the Trade and Co-op­er­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA)...
    14 January 2021
    GOLDEN POWERS: FI­NALLY, THE STRA­TEGIC AS­SETS AND RE­LA­TION­SHIPS IN THE EN­ERGY...
    On Decem­ber 30th, 2020 the De­crees of the Pres­id­ent of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters Nos. 179 and 180 were pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette; such de­crees identi­fy the scope of ap­plic­a­tion of the reg­u­la­tion...
    13 January 2021
    EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
    On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
    18 December 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion
    Down­load our ded­ic­ated "Re­new­ables guide" pdf by click­ing on the link be­low Re­new­ables guide In­tro­duc­tion This guide in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions from some of the most act­ive law­yers in the re­new­ables sec­tor...
    17 December 2020
    DAC 6 - Itali­an Guidelines
    As an­ti­cip­ated in our “Italy im­ple­ments the DAC 6 Dir­ect­ive” Alert dated Au­gust 27, 2020, Min­is­teri­al De­cree of Novem­ber 17, 2020 (the De­cree) and Rul­ing 364425 of Novem­ber 26, 2020 is­sued by the...
    15 December 2020
    Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
    On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
    09 December 2020
    Is the sun set­ting on the En­ergy Charter Treaty? An up­date on the mod­ern­isa­tion...
    On 2 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) in­dic­ated that if “core EU ob­ject­ives” are not met as part of the on­go­ing ne­go­ti­ations to mod­ern­ise the En­ergy Charter Treaty (the...
    09 December 2020
    Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Black Holes and Rev­el­a­tions
    In Dr Jones Yeovil Ltd v The Step­ping Stone Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2308 (TCC), the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court has raised the  spectre of oil and gas com­pan­ies not be­ing able to re­cov­er full dam­ages...
    24 November 2020
    Schrems II: Re­sponses to the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies' as­sess­ment and re­com­mend­a­tions...
    "Schrems II": Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice of...
    16 November 2020
    Schrems II re­vis­ited: the European data au­thor­ity pub­lishes draft guid­ance...
    On 11 Novem­ber 2020, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished two re­com­mend­a­tions that provide guid­ance to com­pan­ies on how to as­sess data trans­fers after the ECJ’s Schrems II de­cision:...
    26 October 2020
    Car­ried in­terest - Latest trends of the Itali­an Tax Au­thor­ity
    This con­tri­bu­tion, fol­low­ing our pre­vi­ous pub­lic­a­tions for a gen­er­al ex­am­in­a­tion of the dis­cip­line (here), as well as for the pre­vi­ous guidelines of the Fin­an­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tion on the sub­ject (here)...
    23 October 2020
    The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion be­comes fully ap­plic­able
    The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion, which came in­to force in April 2019, in­tro­duces a frame­work for screen­ing FDI in­to the EU. It is not a sep­ar­ate new screen­ing tool at EU level, but a frame­work for co­oper­a­tion and...