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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 with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors. Our teams span 33 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, nuclear and renewables including solar and other green energy and clean tech. 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 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 and 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. 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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    Electricity

    The CMS Energy team in Moscow has gained in-depth knowledge of the sector advising on its restructuring since the inception of the reforms in 2000. Restructuring of the Russian power sector, upcoming privatisation of power generating assets and the urgent need to build new power stations opens the sector up for domestic and foreign private investors.

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    Energy Efficiency and Renewables

    Development of a legislative base for energy efficiency and saving began several years ago (some key delegated acts are still in the development stage). With the exception of several pilot projects in the regions, the large projects have yet to be launched. Nevertheless, the CMS’ Energy Efficiency and Renewables group in Russia has successfully built up unique experience in applying Russian legislation in the area of energy efficiency.

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    Mining

    Having been working in Russia for nearly 20 years, we advise Russian and foreign companies from different industry sectors, including mining, on all legal and tax aspects of the proposed projects.

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    Oil and Gas

     The large, increasingly multi-national oil and gas companies active in Russia require expert advice and support on issues varying from pipeline construction and transportation to licensing and concession matters to other ‘business issues’ typical of any large commercial organisation.

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    01 Aug 19
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    05 Jun 19
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    15 Mar 19
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    14 Mar 19
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