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Power Projects lawyers

The power industry is crucial to the functioning of every economy, powering industry, households and individuals. It also extremely heavily regulated: energy companies, governments and grid operators all have a myriad of issues to consider every day to ensure the system works properly.

We advise on high value projects, financings, disputes and transactions in the sector internationally, as well as servicing the daily needs of the sector.

Having advised the electricity sector for almost three decades, we have the unique distinction of having invented the industry agreements, codes and rules that are used around the world. We were the first to have a central role in advising on IPPs in Europe (in Portugal), to privatise the electricity industry (in England and Wales), to write grid codes and to advise on innovative wholesale market arrangements across over 40 jurisdictions worldwide. 

On power projects, we advise on risk structuring, starting with a detailed risk matrix (our own proven matrix design) to drafting and negotiating PPAs, EPC contracts, fuel supply agreements, connection agreements, O&M contracts, and all of the financing agreements and security documentation that would be required to finance the project on a limited recourse financing basis.

We wrote the rules and shaped the power markets in numerous jurisdictions. From the Grid Code, Wholesale Market Codes and Connection and Use of System Codes to the new offshore transmission regime, we are at the forefront of advising on the rules governing the electricity industry.

The practice comprises sector professionals advising on regulatory matters through to dedicated corporate and finance professionals. In the energy sector, our leading M&A practice advises on some of the highest value transactions in the sector.

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Simpson, Paul - CMS-GBR
Paul Simpson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Paul Simpson is a Project and Energy Finance partner based in the Finance Practice Group in London. Paul has wide-ranging experience on energy financing transactions (project financing, reserve based...
Chris Gooding
Christopher Gooding
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
I have been heavily involved in most of the major war, terrorist and civil disruption incidents of the last 30 years including problems of the Iran/Iraq, Iraq/Kuwait war, and all subsequent Middle East...
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Adrian Bell
Part­ner
Co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes Group | Joint Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East
United Kingdom, London
Adrian is a Partner and co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes Group and is a qualified solicitor advocate.He advises on dispute avoidance and all types of dispute resolution...
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Robert Lane
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Energy Group
United Kingdom, London
Robert Lane is Head of the CMS Energy Group, and is Head of Power and of Regulated Industries (power, water, gas & clean energy). He has been advising in the sector for over 30 years.The Power/Clean Energy...
Leilah Rawle
Leilah Rawle
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Leilah Rawle is a partner in the Real Estate team specialising in Energy and Infrastructure projects.
Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Power Team.Matthew has a track record of advising government, regulators, network companies, developers and investors on energy sector regulation, renewables, and...
Jay Randhawa
Jay Randhawa
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Jay Randhawa is a Senior Associate in the ICE Disputes team.
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Amy Allen
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Amy is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate team, based in London. Amy is a commercial property specialist and has advised clients throughout her career on a variety of commercial property transactions,...
Kirsty Nurse
Kirsty Nurse
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kirsty is a Senior Associate in the Power department.
Louise Dalton
Louise Dalton
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Louise is a Senior Associate in the Power team.