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

9 May 2019 | 10:00-13:00
London International Disputes Week


Panel 1 speakers will include: Philip Clifford QC (Latham & Watkins), Sean Wilken QC (39 Essex Street), Sherina Petit (Norton Rose Fulbright), Barbara Benzoni (Eni SpA), John McCaughran QC (One Essex Court), Simon Hughes QC (Keating Chambers), David Streatfeild-James QC (Atkin Chambers), Keiran O’Callaghan (Hogan Lovells) and Jostein Kristensen (Oxera). Further information on speakers will be added to this page in due course.

Panel 2 speakers will include: Sophie Lamb QC (Latham & Watkins), Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC (7 King’s Bench Walk), Mr Justice Fraser, Judge in Charge of the TCC and Julianne Hughes-Jennett (Hogan Lovells). Further information on speakers will be added to this page in due course.

What this session will cover

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?
  • 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?

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 aging 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?