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Energy disputes in a disrupted world: leveraging our expertise for what lies ahead

9 May 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00 | Duration: 180 minutes

Hosts

7 King's Bench Walk, 39 Essex Chamber, Atkin Chambers, Charles River Associates, Herbert Smith Freehills, Keating Chambers, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright

What this session will cover

Taking as its theme ‘Energy disputes in a disrupted world: leveraging our expertise for what lies ahead’, this session presents two panels: a commercial landscape in transition—lessons from the past as we prepare for the future; and, the environment and society—activism, pollution/remediation and disputes concerning climate change.

Panel 1:  A commercial landscape in transition—lessons from the past as we prepare for the future

  • The changing market—the deal landscape, new market terms, technologies and new actors including private equity
  • Disputes involving JVs and JOAs—what should we expect, including from state actors, in this disrupted market? What are the likely trigger points for future disputes?
  • LNG/gas pricing disputes in long term contracts؅—is a new approach needed for the changing marketplace?
  • Is there a role for implied terms of good faith in gas supply contracts?
  • Renewables—will new actors, new rules and new technologies breed new disputes requiring new expertise?
  • Valuing claims and assessments of future damage in a disrupted world—are the current approaches of parties, counsel and, courts and tribunals towards valuation and damages fit for the future?

Speakers will include: Barbara Benzoni (Eni SpA), Philip Clifford QC (Latham & Watkins), Veronique Buehrlen QC (Keating Chambers), Colin Johnson (Charles River Associates), John Judge (39 Essex Chambers), Jostein Kristensen (Oxera), John McCaughran QC (One Essex Court), Keiran O’Callaghan (Hogan Lovells), David Streatfeild-James QC (Atkin Chambers) and Sean Wilken QC (39 Essex Street).

Panel 2: The environment and society—activism, pollution/remediation and disputes concerning climate change

  • The environment and society—key themes, new actors and private justice for public wrongs
  • Decommissioning disputes including future trends and predictions—is there a mismatch between (past) provisions/commitments and future liabilities given the nature and pace of regulatory change? What are the implications of disposing of ageing assets?
  • A spotlight on the Technology and Construction Court (TCC)—a spotlight on the work of the TCC and its environmental/energy disputes case load. Pollution/environmental damage cases in the TCC, particularly class actions and class action tourism
  • Climate change activism and the law—the role and agenda of NGOs; human rights, climate change and international arbitration: an alternative model?

Speakers will include: Serena Cheng QC (Atkin Chambers), Mr Justice Fraser (Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court), Alice Garton (Client Earth), Sophie Lamb QC (Latham & Watkins), Julianne Hughes-Jennett (Hogan Lovells), Rachel Lidgate (Herbert Smith Freehills).

Registration and catering: Registration and networking will commence at 9:30 am, with a prompt 10:00 am start to the session. A networking lunch will be available after the session.


This event is being held at:

Painters' Hall

Address

Painters’ Hall,
9 Little Trinity Lane,
London
EC4V 2AD

Getting There

We recommend using Transport for London (TFL) for the most up-to-date information on how to get to Painters’ Hall.