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May 23
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and Pre-Conference Networking
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Michelle T. Davies - Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds Sutherland
09:10 - 10:00 50 mins
Renewable Energy- The Regulatory Panel
  • Andreas Formosa - Senior Legal Advisor- Energy Systems, Ofgem
  • Raphael Heffron - Jean Monnet Professor in Energy & Natural Resources Law & Policy at Queen Mary University of London, Co-chair, UK Energy Law and Policy Association
  • Nurullah Cakmak - Energy Expert, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Turkey
  • Approaches to renewable energy regulation
  • Encouraging investment in renewable energy solutions
  • Primary concerns for regulators
  • Balancing regulation, economic necessity and climate change considerations
10:00 - 10:50 50 mins
The Global Industry Outlook- After Paris
  • Adam Brown - Senior Consultant, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency
  • Stephen Lilley - Partner, Greencoat Capital
  • Daniel Quiggins - Research Fellow for Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
  • Michelle T. Davies - Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds Sutherland
  • The Paris Agreement- What does the US leaving mean for the European Industry?
  • Climate protection targets and regulation
  • Boom time? Impacts of declining costs and public attention
  • Market control and the industry
  • New technologies and ease of access
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
Morning Refreshments and Networking

Join your colleagues and our speakers for a mid-morning pause for coffee, cakes and conversation (other drinks available!)

11:10 - 12:00 50 mins
State Aid in Renewable Energy- Europe and Beyond
  • Geneviève Lallemand-Kirche - DG Competition, State Aid Control, European Commission
  • Marcin Stoczkiewicz - Head of Central & Eastern Europe, Clientearth
  • Balancing promotion of renewables and maintaining competition
  • Commission guidelines of state aid and renewable resources
  • Capacity payments, recent practice and case law
  • Q&A
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Renewable Energy Project Financing
  • Daniel Grosvenor - Advisory Corporate Finance Partner in Energy and Resources, Deloitte
  • Barriers to major renewable energy technology projects
  • Variable financing structures for proects
  • Structuring agreements
  • International regulation of financing
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins

A buffet lunch with your colleagues to discuss the issues of the day, review the mornings sessions, or just to catch up. 

13:40 - 14:20 40 mins
Contractual Issues in Wind Projects
  • Robert Blundell - Lead Counsel- Europe, Nordex Acciona Wind Power
  • Aniela Foster-Turner - Senior Commercial Lawyer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Limited
  • Overview of the changes in structure (and whether they are welcome!)
  • Role of Engineer and other Project Management amendments
  • EoTs and Variations
  • Claims (time bars) and Disputes
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Solar Contracts and PPAs
  • Fran Button - Director of Legal, British Solar Renewables
  • Zosia Riesner - Head of UK PPA, Lightsource BP
  • Corporate PPAs- Alternative structures, Key considerations, History and outlook, Innovation
  • Solar O&M contracts – terms, risk profiles etc.
  • Solar EPC contracts – terms, risk profiles etc.
  • UK Solar EPC’s in a changing industry and Current trends in UK solar O&M contracts.
15:00 - 15:25 25 mins
Planning Regulations and Common Concerns
  • Simone Wilding - Head of national infrastructure case management, The Planning Inspectorate
  • Different structural approaches to planning permissions
  • Planning considerations for renewable energy projects
  • Effective use of expert evidence
  • Appealing planning decisions
15:25 - 15:45 20 mins
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

Join your colleagues and our speakers for a mid-afternoon pause for coffee, cakes and conversation (other drinks available!)

16:25 - 17:05 40 mins
Arbitration in Energy Partnerships
  • Kai-Uwe Karl - Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy
  • Graham Coop - Barrister, Volterra Fietta
  • Fora for energy arbitrations
  • The whistlestop tour of recent cases
  • Practical aspects of renewable energy arbitrations
  • The Energy Charter Treaty
17:05 - 17:25 20 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference
  • Rob McNabb - Senior Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP