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Varinia Radu

Varinia Radu

Partner & Deputy Head of CEE Energy Projects, CMS law

Based in Bucharest, Varinia has twenty years’ international experience and her practice focuses on the electricity, oil & gas and mineral resources sectors.

Varinia is a market leader in the renewables sector in Romania, advising on some of the largest and most innovative energy deals in the market in recent years. Recently she was involved in the drafting of a number of important legislative initiatives in the energy sector (such as transposition of the Fourth Energy Package for the electricity market, drafting the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) support scheme for low carbon technologies). Varinia has been active in the Romanian energy market through the beginning of market liberalisation and the establishing of a new regulatory framework in preparation for Romania joining the EU (early 2000s).

Varinia advises on all aspects of electricity power generation and climate change sector, particularly in the renewables sector, including decarbonisation and climate risk, energy regulatory, licensing and compliance, energy M&A / finance / disputes, ESG projects, energy storage, EVs, hydrogen and e-Mobility, offshore and onshore wind projects, EPC projects, joint-ventures etc. She extensive expertise on petroleum and mining concessions, development of mature oil and gas assets in Romania, farm-out agreements, M&A financing transactions, tax, procurement, environment, disputes and competition related to the energy and oil and gas business.