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08 september 2020
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to hy­dro­gen law and re­gu­la­ti­on
 Down­load our de­di­ca­ted "Hy­dro­gen gui­de" pdf by clic­king on the link be­low­Hy­dro­gen gui­deA con­sen­sus is fast emer­ging that hy­dro­gen will play a key role as an ener­gy vec­tor and a pil­lar in the on­go­ing ener­gy tran­si­ti­on. It pro­mi­ses to ac­ce­le­ra­te trans
Sub­scri­be to Ener­gy & Cli­ma­te Chan­ge to­pics
27 mei 2020
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to con­se­quen­ti­al loss in the ener­gy sec­tor
 The CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to con­se­quen­ti­al loss in the ener­gy sec­tor (the “Gui­de”) pro­vi­des a sum­ma­ry of the ap­pro­ach to con­se­quen­ti­al loss in 39 ju­ris­dic­ti­ons.Down­load the la­test up­da­te of the CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to Con­se­quen­ti­al Loss Clau­ses in the Ener­gy


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29 april 2021
CMS ad­vi­seert AEB bij ver­koop van West­poort Warm­te aan ge­meen­te Am­ster­dam
CMS heeft AEB Hol­ding N.V. ge­ad­vi­seerd bij de ver­koop van haar aan­de­len­be­lang van 50% in West­poort Warm­te B.V. aan de ge­meen­te Am­ster­dam. De le­ve­ring van de aan­de­len vond plaats op 1 maart 2021 en de...
Sustai­na­ble fi­nan­ce: de ri­si­co’s van een ver­an­de­rend (maat­schap­pe­lijk)...
Door de on­voor­spel­ba­re ge­vol­gen van de kli­maat­ver­an­de­ring en het toe­ne­mend be­sef dat er nu ac­tie no­dig is, wor­den er op al­ler­lei ni­veaus (maat­schap­pe­lijk, po­li­tiek en ju­ri­disch) maat­re­ge­len ge­trof­fen...
23 april 2021
The Road to COP26: Our 101 on COP26
COP26 is sche­du­led to ta­ke pla­ce from Mon­day 1st No­vem­ber – Fri­day 12th No­vem­ber 2021 in Glas­gow. It was ori­gi­nal­ly in­ten­ded to ta­ke pla­ce last No­vem­ber but was post­po­ned due to CO­VID-19.  It brings...
30 maart 2021
Oil and Gas Dis­pu­tes Sur­vey: Ma­na­ging dis­pu­tes risk – the in-hou­se per­spec­ti­ve
The CMS Oil and Gas Dis­pu­tes Sur­vey exa­mi­ned the key dri­vers of dis­pu­tes and dis­pu­te ma­na­ge­ment in the oil and gas in­du­stry, and how sec­tor par­ti­ci­pants are mo­ving to­wards new ap­pro­a­ches to mi­ni­mi­se con­flicts and dis­pu­tes. Ba­sed on mo­re than 50 res­pon­ses from se­ni­or legal ma­na­gers and se­ni­or in-hou­se coun­sel in the oil and gas in­du­stry across Eu­ro­pe, the Midd­le East, Asia Pa­ci­fic, Af­ri­ca and La­tin Ame­ri­ca, it pro­vi­des in­te­res­ting in­sights in­to how dis­pu­tes ari­se and are ma­na­ged around the glo­be.Even be­fo­re the on­set of the CO­VID-19 pan­de­mic, the oil and gas in­du­stry was fa­cing con­si­de­ra­ble chal­len­ges, not least a pro­lon­ged pe­ri­od of re­la­ti­ve­ly low oil pri­ces and a glo­bal fo­cus on lo­we­ring car­bon emis­si­ons and “green” ener­gy.Com­pa­red with the heights of 2008, pri­or to the glo­bal fi­nan­ci­al cri­sis, when in­ter­na­ti­o­nal oil pri­ces peak­ed at over US$140 a bar­rel, the US$55 bar­rel pri­ce for Brent Cru­de in la­te Ja­nu­a­ry 2021 still loo­ked re­la­ti­ve­ly low, des­pi­te the re­cent par­ti­al re­co­ve­ry. Tho­se weak pri­ces con­ti­nue to pla­ce con­si­de­ra­ble pres­su­res on in­du­stry play­ers that are now of­ten ope­ra­ting on his­to­ri­cally low margins of pro­fi­ta­bi­li­ty.It was not al­ways this way. As ver­ti­cally in­te­gra­ted gi­ants, oil and gas ma­jors we­re tra­di­ti­o­nal­ly con­si­de­red well ab­le to ab­sorb down­si­des within a broad port­fo­lio of re­ve­nues and part­ner­ships, but to­day ma­ny in­du­stry play­ers no lon­ger ha­ve that luxu­ry. A num­ber of ge­o­grap­hic mar­kets that we­re pre­vious­ly do­mi­na­ted by a few lar­ge up­stream oil com­pa­nies ha­ve tran­si­ti­o­ned through di­vest­ments to ow­ner­ship by a lar­ger group of smal­ler in­de­pen­dent play­ers with mo­re fo­cu­sed port­fo­li­os and a ran­ge of fi­nan­ci­al mo­dels. With mo­re ope­ra­tors and par­ti­ci­pants in ma­ny oil and gas ge­o­grap­hic mar­kets, it see­ms li­ke­ly that the op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­pu­tes are in­cre­a­sing. CMS Oil and Gas Dis­pu­tes Sur­vey in­di­ca­tes that mo­re could be do­ne to pre­vent and mi­ti­ga­te against ex­pen­si­ve ti­me-con­su­ming dis­pu­tes.
26 maart 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Gi­ven
The Su­ez Ca­nal ope­ned in 1869. Along with the Pa­na­ma Ca­nal, it is one of the most im­por­tant ma­ri­ti­me “short­cuts” ever built. To­day, the ca­nal is 193km (120 mi­les) long and is one of the bu­siest wa­ter­ways...
News­flash Ener­gy: Over­zicht wet­ge­ving – ja­nu­a­ri en fe­bru­a­ri 2021
On­der­staand treft u een over­zicht aan van par­le­men­tai­re stuk­ken die be­trek­king heb­ben op de ener­gie­sec­tor en in ja­nu­a­ri en fe­bru­a­ri 2021 zijn ge­pu­bli­ceerd.Kli­maat1. Eind­rap­port stu­die­groep Kli­maat­op­ga­ve...
18 maart 2021
The Va­lue and In­te­gra­ti­on of Bi­o­di­ver­si­ty in Bu­si­ness De­ci­si­on Ma­king
The Re­view of The Eco­no­mics of Bi­o­di­ver­si­ty by Pro­fes­sor Sir Part­ha Das­gup­ta com­mis­si­o­ned by the UK Tre­a­su­ry was pu­blis­hed on 2 Fe­bru­a­ry 2021[1]. The Re­view was tas­ked to as­sess the eco­no­mic be­ne­fits...
01 maart 2021
The Glo­bal Sulp­hur Ban – One Year On
Sin­ce 1 March 2020 all ma­ri­ne ves­sels ha­ve been sub­ject to a ban from car­rying on board high sulp­hur ma­ri­ne fu­el oil (“HS­FO”) with sulp­hur con­tent gre­a­ter than 0.50% un­less they ha­ve a ‘scrub­ber’...
Ener­gy: Over­zicht wet­ge­ving - no­vem­ber en de­cem­ber 2020
On­der­staand treft u een over­zicht aan van par­le­men­tai­re stuk­ken die be­trek­king heb­ben op de ener­gie­sec­tor en in no­vem­ber en de­cem­ber 2020 zijn ge­pu­bli­ceerd.Kli­maat1. In­ter­net­con­sul­ta­tie Kli­maat­wet 1.5Op...
09 februari 2021
BAT con­clu­si­ons for lar­ge com­bus­ti­on plants an­nul­led – What next?
On 27 Ja­nu­a­ry 2021 the Ge­ne­ral Court of the Eu­ro­pean Union de­cla­red the so-cal­l­ed BAT con­clu­si­ons for lar­ge com­bus­ti­on plants an­nul­led. It is worth con­si­de­ring what this ru­ling re­al­ly means and what it...
Eu­ro­pe­se Com­mis­sie: duur­zaam stap­pen­plan naar groe­ne, be­taal­ba­re en slim­me...
Op 9 de­cem­ber 2020 heeft de Eu­ro­pe­se Com­mis­sie (EC) haar stra­te­gie ge­pre­sen­teerd voor een groe­ne, be­taal­ba­re en slim­me mo­bi­li­teit: het Plan voor Duur­za­me Mo­bi­li­teit. Het doel van dit plan is om een fun­da­men­te­le...
21 januari 2021
Li­fe af­ter Brexit – Im­pli­ca­ti­ons for the up­stream oil and gas sec­tor
Now that the de­co­ra­ti­ons are pack­ed away and the Christ­mas ca­ke crumbs swept up, we are turning our at­ten­ti­on to the out­co­me of the last mi­nu­te agree­ment of the Tra­de and Co-ope­ra­ti­on Agree­ment (TCA)...