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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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    28 Oct 19
    Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
    20 Nov 19
    Oil and Gas / Ship­ping: The leg­al rem­ed­ies for breach of a re­strict­ive...
    Sum­mary In Priy­anka Ship­ping Lim­ited v. Glory Bulk Car­ri­ers Pte Lim­ited (the “Lory”) [2019] EWHC 2804 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court was asked to con­sider the rem­ed­ies avail­able to ad­dress a breach...
    October 2019
    CMS Rus­sia strengthens its po­s­i­tions in in­ter­na­tion­al...
    05 Nov 19
    Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
    On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
    September 2019
    The Re­new­able En­ergy Law Re­view
    Rus­sia
    03 Oct 19
    In­ter­im meas­ures in Main­land Chinese courts in aid of Hong Kong-seated...
    On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ar­range­ment Con­cern­ing Mu­tu­al As­sist­ance in Court-ordered In­ter­im Meas­ures in Aid of Ar­bit­ral Pro­ceed­ings (the “Ar­range­ment”), con­cluded between China’s Su­preme People’s...
    July 2019
    The En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets Re­view
    Rus­sia
    30 Sep 19
    Rus­si­an draft law sets fines for per­son­al data breaches and in­ter­net...
    On 10 Septem­ber 2019, the Rus­si­an State Duma ad­op­ted a bill* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The draft law went through the first of three hear­ings in the lower cham­ber...
    24/05/2019
    CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
    30 Aug 19
    Rus­sia to en­force "Sov­er­eign In­ter­net" Law
    On 1 Novem­ber 2019, the ma­jor­ity of the pro­vi­sions of the Sov­er­eign In­ter­net Law* will come in­to force in Rus­sia. The Law’s main goal is to cre­ate an autonom­ous sys­tem that can sup­port the op­er­a­tion...
    17/04/2019
    The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts...
    01 Aug 19
    E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
    From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of...