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With more than 450 energy and climate change lawyers, including over 100 partners, the CMS Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of excellence such as London and Aberdeen, the practice works across 75 offices globally. Our early work in designing and implementing modern energy markets and subsequently guiding the sector in the push to decarbonisation means CMS is not only a transactional or project adviser to the sector, but uniquely placed to help shape its present and future.

A key driver of the global economy, the energy and climate change sector is affected by geopolitical, economic and regulatory pressures. You require advisors who understand your industry and work with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors on the cutting edge of commercial, regulatory and risk issues in the sector. Based across 15 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe, we have been active in CEE since the beginning of the privatisation and liberalisation of the energy and climate change sector across the region. We have helped to shape the sector by advising on the most high-profile and ground-breaking projects and transactions over many years.

Our dedicated energy and climate change lawyers work in every part of the sector, including upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity, nuclear and renewables.  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.

Our Ukraine Energy Projects and Construction practice group is consistently recognised as being the leading energy practice in Ukraine by both international and local rating agencies (Chambers Europe 2012-2019, The Legal 500, 2015-2019 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2009-2019). 

We advise clients from across of the energy and climate change industry (power generation and oil & gas) on how to structure projects, offering not only legal expertise but also wide-ranging knowledge of the industry and its technical and physical characteristics. Our specialists also cover associated legal fields, including real estate law, construction law, infrastructure regulation, environmental law and corporate law.

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    Our comprehensive expertise in the area of renewable energies is founded on decades of experience, which we have gained through our active involvement in all sectors of the energy industry. What makes our energy experts stand out is their combination of deep specialist expertise in energy law with broad knowledge of the energy industry as a whole.

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    29 July 2020
    CMS En­ergy & Cli­mate Change Glob­al Ex­per­i­ence
    With more than 450 en­ergy and cli­mate change law­yers, in­clud­ing over 100 part­ners, the CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change prac­tice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its Lon­don centre of ex­cel­lence, the prac­tice works across 75 of­fices glob­ally.CMS teams now work in every corner of the sec­tor across the globe to help it meet the de­mands of cli­mate change, tech­no­lo­gic­al dis­rup­tion, urb­an­isa­tion in de­vel­op­ing eco­nom­ies, so­cial con­cerns and polit­ic­al agen­das.Be­low you will find some of our ex­per­i­ence across the globe. Please get in touch with our ex­perts in your jur­is­dic­tion.Please also see our Hot Top­ics for the En­ergy Trans­ition pub­lic­a­tion.
    08 September 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Hy­dro­gen
    27 August 2020
    Tail­ings Man­age­ment and New Stand­ards of Reg­u­la­tion
    Tail­ings dam fail­ures have put the min­ing in­dustry in the head­lines for the wrong reas­ons in re­cent years. Dam fail­ures can have dis­astrous con­sequences in terms of loss of life and en­vir­on­ment­al dam­age...
    29 July 2020
    Hot Top­ics for the En­ergy Trans­ition
    With more than 450 en­ergy and cli­mate change law­yers, in­clud­ing over 100 part­ners, the CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change prac­tice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of ex­cel­lence such as Lon­don and Ab­er­deen, the prac­tice works across 75 of­fices glob­ally.Our early work in design­ing and im­ple­ment­ing mod­ern en­ergy mar­kets and sub­sequently guid­ing the sec­tor in the push to de­car­bon­isa­tion means CMS is not only a trans­ac­tion­al or pro­ject ad­viser to the sec­tor, but uniquely placed to help shape its present and fu­ture. We can help by giv­ing you our ad­vice and com­pre­hens­ive know­ledge on the top­ics lis­ted be­low.Please also see our CMS En­ergy Glob­al Ex­per­i­ence pub­lic­a­tion.
    27 May 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to con­sequen­tial loss in the en­ergy sec­tor
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on con­sequen­tial loss in the en­ergy sec­tor? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    07 August 2020
    Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Com­mer­cial Court Ex­am­ines Leg­al Ef­fect of “Sub­ject...
    In the con­text of a crude oil voy­age charter, the Com­mer­cial Court has provided guid­ance on the leg­al ef­fect of “sub­ject to” pro­vi­sions in con­tracts.  In do­ing so, the Com­mer­cial Court noted that,...
    14 July 2020
    CMS ad­vises EBRD on re­new­able en­ergy in­vest­ment in Ukraine
    CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ky­iv is pleased to an­nounce that it has ad­vised the European Bank for Re­con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment (EBRD), the largest in­ter­na­tion­al fin­an­cial in­vestor in Ukraine, on a loan of ap­prox­im­ately USD 13.9 mil­lion to Irs
    15 May 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    31 July 2020
    Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment votes for the law cut­ting green tar­iff rates
    On 21 Ju­ly 2020, Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed draft law No. 3658 “On amend­ing of cer­tain le­gis­lat­ive acts of Ukraine re­gard­ing im­prove­ment of terms of sup­port of re­new­able en­ergy pro­du­cers” (Im­ple­ment­ing...
    22 April 2020
    CMS ad­vises Ex­pert Pet­ro­leum on Ukraine’s first Hy­dro­car­bon Pro­duc­tion...
    CMS Ky­iv is pleased to an­nounce that it has as­sisted Ex­pert Pet­ro­leum, a Ro­mania-based com­pany spe­cial­ised in ma­ture oil and gas field op­er­a­tions op­tim­isa­tion, in its ne­go­ti­ations with Ukr­GasVy­dobu­vannya (UGV), Ukraine’s ma­jor state-owned nat­ur­al gas prod
    02 August 2018
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to elec­tric vehicle reg­u­la­tion and law
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on elec­tric vehicle reg­u­la­tion and law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    28 July 2020
    En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion - RE­MIT: Fur­ther clar­ity on what con­sti­tutes in­side in­form­a­tion
    In re­cent months the Agency for the Co­oper­a­tion of En­ergy Reg­u­lat­ors (“ACER”), the EU agency which over­sees the Reg­u­la­tion on Whole­sale En­ergy Mar­ket In­teg­rity and Trans­par­ency (“RE­MIT”), has...