Home / Expertise / Energy & Climate Change
beautifully illuminated gas or rig platform at sunset time

Energy & Climate Change

Russia

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.

Read more Read less

Choose area

    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.

    Read more

    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.

    Read more

    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.

    Read more

    Power projects

    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.

    Read more

    Feed

    Show only
    CMS Guide to Con­sequen­tial Loss Clauses in the En­ergy...
    26 May 20
    Oil & Gas: De­liv­ery without bills of lad­ing
    In Trafigura Mari­time Lo­gist­ics Pte Ltd v Clear­lake Ship­ping Pte Ltd & An­or; and Clear­lake Ship­ping Pte Ltd v Pet­ro­leo Brasileiro S.A. [2020] EWHC 995 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court dealt with the ar­rest...
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Re­new­able En­ergy
    13 May 20
    In­form­a­tion on con­trac­tu­al re­stric­tions can now be pub­lished on Fed­re­surs.ru
    On 1 April 2020, amend­ments* came in­to force al­low­ing Rus­si­an leg­al en­tit­ies and in­di­vidu­al en­tre­pren­eurs to enter ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion about them­selves on the Fed­re­surs* web­site, as well as in­form­a­tion...
    28 Oct 19
    Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
    07 May 20
    GRESB 2020 – It’s Ques­tion Time!
    GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
    October 2019
    CMS Rus­sia strengthens its po­s­i­tions in in­ter­na­tion­al...
    05 May 20
    Oil & Gas: Con­trac­tu­al pro­tec­tions in scrap­ping de­com­mis­sioned as­sets 
    Every year hun­dreds of ves­sels and oil rigs are sold to ship­break­ing yards in South Asia, which in­clude some of the busiest break­ing yards in the world (more than 70% of ships sold for scrap end their...
    September 2019
    The Re­new­able En­ergy Law Re­view
    Rus­sia
    30 Apr 20
    Rus­si­an Su­preme Court’s COV­ID-19 case law re­view
    On 21 April 2020, the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fied in an of­fi­cial Re­view* cer­tain is­sues of ju­di­cial prac­tice re­lated to the ap­plic­a­tion of le­gis­la­tion in the con­text of meas­ures to com­bat the spread...
    July 2019
    The En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets Re­view
    Rus­sia
    23 Apr 20
    Oil & Gas: Stor­age Ca­pa­city and Coun­ter­party Solvency in In­ter­na­tion­al...
    With West Texas In­ter­me­di­ate (“WTI”) tem­por­ar­ily fall­ing through the neg­at­ive price floor on Monday, and spot LNG prices in Asia hit­ting all time lows, is­sues arising out of stor­age ca­pa­city and coun­ter­party...