Legal & Commercial Conference 2021

Eversheds Sutherland, London  |  19 November 2021 |  #RUKLegalConf21

Why now?

Decarbonisation is now a strategic goal for many global economies. The UK has led on it for two decades now, with renewable energy being a viable alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear energy.  What will the next 5 years bring for the renewable energy sector from a legal perspective? What are the challenges and opportunities?

Who will you meet?

Law professionals in law firms and chambers, commercial directors, procurement directors and legal counsel in the renewable energy sector and relevant government departments.

Why attend?

The first annual RenewableUK Legal & Commercial Conference will bring together legal professionals who advise and execute legal strategy across the renewables sector. Delegates can expect:

  • Seminar and breakout sessions looking at topical areas for renewable energy
  • A combination of higher level and detailed legal topics on all relevant renewable energy technologies
  • Access to expert legal professionals as speakers (Solicitors and Barristers)
  • Networking opportunities with 150 attendees
  • Access to business to business meetings throughout the conference
  • An event supported and designed by the industry for the industry.

Welcome from our Event Partners

 Clyde & Co are delighted to sponsor this conference which takes place at a time of real significance for the UK’s renewable energy sector. With the long awaited release of the Energy White Paper, and the UK's hosting of COP26 later in 2021, we're excited to be standing on the brink of what may in due course be seen as the inflexion point where the move to renewables and low-carbon power became irresistible.  

This conference is a great opportunity to  explore the legal issues, problems and potential solutions which arise in the push for Net Zero and renewables' crucial role in that regard.  Moreover, we believe this is a great opportunity to bring together, possibly for the first time in this country, the legal community in the sector, both in-house and outside counsel, to exchange ideas and support the pace of the move forward to decarbonisation.                                                             

We look forward to seeing you there.

Clyde & Co team

 The energy transition is not going to be without its challenges but it presents huge opportunities as well.  To access these it is going to be more important than ever to understand Government policy and how different markets will respond to this including capital and power. I think the role of lawyers is going to be more important than ever in helping identify risk, securing appropriate coverage and utilising the transition to enhance value.  Lawyers will play a key role in helping the sector work with Government to frame policy, to help map regulation against innovation and importantly to help derisk projects to enable the availability of more low cost capital and in turn help that capital be deployed in a way which also meets the provider’s milestones. 

The energy transition is happening within the context (and at pace because of) of a new understanding of climate risk and decarbonisation.  The legal frameworks which will be built up around this will be shaped by lawyers.  This is our entire focus at the moment and we are delighted to be able to help share our understanding of the direction of travel and what the market is experiencing and importantly to collaborate with our expert colleagues from other legal practices to help develop best solutions.  Thank you RUK for giving us this opportunity. 

Michelle T Davies, Co-Head of ESG and International Head of Climate Risk, Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds Sutherland