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CMS

Energy & Natural Resources

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Full-service energy offering with extensive expertise in the renewables and oil and gas sectors. Handles a wide range of matters within the UK and internationally, for a number of high-profile clients. Equipped to advise on complex electricity transmission issues, solar projects, and onshore and offshore wind schemes. Also has experience handling biomass projects developments and regulatory issues. Work for the oil and gas team includes sale of energy assets, restructuring matters and energy-related disputes.

Strengths

"The team has an in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry and the types of issues company like ours face today," reports one impressed client, going on to say: "Their subject matter expertise, can-do approach and proactivity is a major reason for our instructing CMS."

Sources characterise the lawyers as "very approachable, proactive and supportive."

Work highlights

Advised Petrogas NEO on the establishment of its UKCS business.

Notable practitioners

Judith Aldersey-Williams advises clients on commercial contracts and decommissioning agreements. A client reports: "She was able to get up to speed on complex matters extremely quickly and provide concise, useful advice in a very short timeframe."

Norman Wisely acts for clients on transactions in the oil and gas sector, including divestments of energy assets. He is also well versed with decommissioning agreements. "He offers excellent tailored advice," according to clients.

Paula Kidd assists clients with M&A, decommissioning and regulatory matters. Commentators appreciate her ability to provide "very helpful advice."

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Scotland

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas


Judith Aldersey-Williams
Band 1
Norman Wisely
Band 2
Paula Kidd
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