Volodymyr Kolvakh is a Senior Associate in Energy and Projects practice in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Being a member of the Energy & Climate Change practice group Volodymyr primarily handles legal aspects of production and trading of mineral resources and power generation from both conventional and renewable sources. Volodymyr has vast experience advising international oil and gas companies on the wide range of legal matters related to upstream and downstream oil and gas. In particular Volodymyr’s experience in oil and gas sector includes obtaining of subsoil licences and other regulatory permits for exploration and production activities at onshore and offshore blocks, drafting and negotiating various types of contracts, including joint activity (farm-in) agreements, joint operating agreements, drilling and well services contracts, production sharing agreement (PSA) for onshore unconventional gas areas and offshore blocks between the Government of Ukraine and oil and gas majors, addressing related health, safety and environmental issues. In the power sector, Volodymyr among other things takes the leading role in due diligence review of wind, solar and other renewable energy projects and advises on all regulatory aspects for their successful acquisition, development and operation.
Volodymyr also actively participates in alignment of Ukrainian legislation in the energy and climate change sector with EU law and best practices and has been working closely with the Energy Community Secretariat, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, World Bank, EBRD, IFC, OPIC, national regulatory authorities and other policymakers in reforming the Ukrainian energy and climate change sector.