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In-person conference | 19 November 2021 | Clyde & Co, London | #RUKLegal21

We are delighted to have partnered with the following listed leading legal firms and chambers.

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Clyde & Co

The Clyde & Co energy group is renowned for advising clients across the power & renewables sector worldwide. We assist a broad variety of clients throughout the entire lifecycle of these projects, from planning, financing, procurement, design, construction, operation and maintenance through to corporate, commercial and construction related disputes. Our team understands the pressures and challenges that developing complex renewables projects entails and continually strives to leverage our global capabilities with local insight to deliver the highest level of industry knowledge and technical expertise. We are recognised as leaders in the power & renewables industry through our active involvement in both traditional and innovative projects and contractual arrangements.

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Eversheds Sutherland

As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to an international client base which includes some of the world’s largest multinationals. Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

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HFW's construction team has worked on some of the most technically complex projects, advising on both disputes and transactional matters, across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, including hydro, solar, onshore and offshore wind, energy-from-waste and biomass.  We have advised on the world's largest offshore wind farms by turbine count and size, as well as on new technology projects such as suction bucket jacket foundations and 66kV cabling. The depth of our experience extends to advising on 70% of the UK's offshore wind farms, and globally on projects in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, Taiwan, USA and Australia.

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One Essex Court

One Essex Court is a pre-eminent set of London barristers’ chambers right at the very top of the commercial litigation and arbitration market, and is regularly ranked as a top set by both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 in a wide range of practice areas, including for work in the Energy and Natural Resources sector.  Professional clients comprise many of the major litigation and disputes law firms, as well as GC and in-house legal operations at energy companies, both in the UK and internationally. Our work in this area covers a wide range of sectors and related markets, including renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, bio-fuel and geothermal, as well as water, oil and gas, coal, nuclear and electricity including hydropower.  As a result, we are able to field a deep bench of market-leading talent at all levels, with cutting edge experience of the most up to date issues affecting the constantly evolving domestic and international energy markets.

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Quadrant Chambers

Quadrant Chambers’ practice encompasses international disputes in every aspect of the energy industry, with particular expertise in the renewable energy sector, power industry and natural resources. Members of Chambers are involved in arbitrations in the wind and hydro energy industries, as well as complex LNG, natural gas and oil production disputes proceeding before the major arbitral institutions, in addition to numerous ad hoc arbitrations. Recommended as a leading set for energy, Legal 500 describe Quadrant as ‘An immediate go-to chambers for energy and natural resources disputes’, and home to ‘a fantastic group of barristers who understand the clients’ needs and work well as a team.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s number one ranked clean energy team has been at the forefront of the renewable energy sector for over 30 years.  Our 90+ strong team of specialists delivers innovative, commercial, multi-disciplinary legal advice across the full spectrum of technologies and has advised on landmark and “first in kind” projects across the UK and overseas.  Our lawyers understand the industry from a variety of perspectives, working in partnership with developers, utilities, funders and investors, technology innovators and providers, the wider supply chain, industry bodies and research organisations. We work hard to stay close to the issues facing the sector and our relationships enable us to deliver a service which is based on trust and excellence.

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Twenty Essex – Energy practice

A leading commercial set of chambers, the barristers of Twenty Essex offer outstanding legal minds combined with a modern and commercial disputes experience. The set has capability in heavyweight litigation and arbitrations across the full spectrum of energy disputes. Prominent areas of expertise include in oil and gas disputes, issues in the renewables market and engineering and construction. Members are ideally placed to advise on a range of legal issues due to their breadth of commercial expertise and extensive international law experience. Clients include major global companies, institutions, governments and their advisors from around the world.

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Keating Chambers

Keating Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers’ chambers, with a thriving domestic and international practice. Keating Chambers has specialist advocates with a genuine understanding of the demanding technical and commercial issues that arise in disputes within the energy sector. Our “virtually unrivalled strength in depth” is built upon many years of experience and our barristers are praised in the legal directories for their “practical, hands-on approach”. With a number of our barristers having a dual qualification in engineering, we are well-equipped to handle disputes involving complex technical issues. From our prominent role in construction disputes, we are heavily involved in major energy cases, whether in oil and gas, nuclear power, renewable energy projects and emerging areas such as waste-to-energy plants. We are instructed by high-profile energy companies, the owners and operators of oil, gas, nuclear and renewable energy facilities, corporate investors and contractors in a plethora of high-value disputes.