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.

Our dedicated team of oil and gas lawyers has considerable experience of working on all aspects of oil and gas matters and projects, from exploration, production, processing, refining, trading, storage, transmission, distribution and through to the point of sale, as well as disposal and acquisition of upstream and downstream assets.

In Russia we have been working for nearly 20 years and have a proven track record in advising major international and local companies such as RAO UES, Gazprom, BP, Rosneft, Shell, Baker Hughes and others on various corporate issues, including projects and project finance (involving export credit agencies), Greenfield and Brownfield investment projects, joint ventures, share and assets sales and acquisitions.

Natalia Kozyrenko who leads the team, is an acknowledged expert in the Russian subsoil law.

We advise on:

  • upstream transactions
  • licensing and permitting issues
  • concession matters
  • production sharing arrangements
  • transportation issues
  • downstream advice, including on refining and retail
  • construction and maintenance advice
  • conservation, abandonment and decommissioning
  • project finance
  • M&A including farm-ins and JOAs
  • liberalisation and unbundling
  • privatisations including setting-up and participation in auctions and tenders  
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21 August 2020
The En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets Re­view 2020
Read the Rus­si­an Chapter of the En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets Re­view 2020, that provides an over­view of the Rus­si­an reg­u­la­tions in the en­ergy in­dustry, in­clud­ing elec­tri­city sec­tor, oil and gas sec­tor, re­new­able en­ergy and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
12 March 2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
“They have both very strong tech­nic­al skills and busi­ness know­ledge”, says a cli­ent about CMS Rus­sia that was ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020
14 February 2020
CMS Rus­sia ac­com­plishes strong show­ing in Cham­bers Glob­al 2020
CMS Rus­sia has been ranked by Cham­bers Glob­al 2020.
Leg­al im­plic­a­tions of the In­dus­tri­al Agree­ment for oil and gas sec­tor com­pan­ies...
CMS Cli­ent Alert | April 2014 | En­ergy
Leg­al im­plic­a­tions of the In­dus­tri­al Agree­ment for oil and gas sec­tor com­pan­ies and their ser­vice pro­viders