In-person conference | 19 November 2021 | Clyde & Co, London | #RUKLegal21
TITLE & SPEAKERS
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration with networking coffee|
|09:00 - 09:25||
Welcome & Opening Address - COP26, net zero and the law: From big aspirations to implementation
The UK has committed to taking action on climate change and enshrined targets and milestones into law. What needs to happen to make these targets a reality?
|09:30 - 10:30||
Panel 1 - The energy transition and the 3D's – how the law is enabling Decarbonisation, Digitisation and Decentralisation
The energy transition is about decarbonisation – which will be enabled through decentralisation and digitisation. What role will the law play in enabling the 3Ds through speed, scale and innovation?
|10:30 - 11:00||Networking coffee break|
|11:00 - 12:00||
Panel 2 - Financing net zero: Challenges and Opportunities
The sector is increasingly attracting the interest of investors – what bankable deal structures and financing opportunities are there for renewables, carbon capture, hydrogen and other new tech and projects?
|12:00 - 12:45||
Panel 3 - Case study based discussion: The effective management of entitlement and disputes in the supply chain
This case study will look at a floating offshore wind project during the COVID era – the challenges, the lessons learned, and the trends and precedents arising.
Panel 4 - Incentives and disincentives: legal challenges and opportunities for generators
A panel of experts will discuss current and forward-looking energy market trends to consider how to “future proof” PPAs in the years to come.
|12:45 - 13:30||Lunch & Networking|
|13:30 - 14:45||
Panel 5 - New technologies in the energy transition - the legal aspects and challenges
This session will look at new technologies in the road to net zero, including carbon capture, storage and hydrogen, and the pertinent legal trends surrounding them.
|14:45 - 15:30||
Panel 6 - The energy transition: market led or Government directed?
This panel will look at what (if any) regulation is missing to enable the energy transition at the pace required for the UK to meet its statutory targets.
|15:30 - 16:30||
Panel 7 - Disputes and legal pitfalls in Waste to Energy and Offshore Wind
This session will examine common disputes and pitfalls in renewable energy, including risks up and down the supply chain, decommissioning and the change of law provisions in handling and resolving disputes.
|16:30 - 16:45||Networking coffee break|
|16:45 - 17:45||
Panel 8 - Contract risk allocation: force majeure, suspension and termination
This panel will deploy pre-event audience engagement to identify contract issues of interest to the audience.
Panel 9 – Contracting principles and risk allocation in offshore wind
This panel discussion will examine how land-based construction contracting principles and offshore risk-allocation principles have differed historically, how this plays out in contract negotiations, and how the two can be reconciled.
|17:45 - 18:00||
Closing Keynote Address
Daniel McGrail, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
The UK White Paper and 10 point plan: what does it mean in the context of legal input for the sector?
Daniel McGrail will connect the dots, how every piece of the economy will play its part in delivering the 10 pt plan and net zero, the role of our members, the role of the law.
18:00 - 20:00