14th May 2020, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN, United Kingdom

GAR LIVE ENERGY DISPUTES – NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT

LBR Events and Global Arbitration Review have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s GAR Live Energy Disputes event, due to be held on the 14th of May 2020. 

The health and safety of our clients, partners and staff are our primary concern. To that end we have been closely following the developing situation with regard to the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus and adhering to the advice being provided by the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In order to make sure the event is delivered to the high standards on which we pride ourselves, and which our attendees expect, the decision to postpone the event has been taken.

We will be contacting all speakers, sponsors, delegates and partners directly.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have, and we continue to look forward to delivering the best event yet in the annual series later in the year.

Nic O’Callaghan, Commercial Director

Nic.OCallaghan@lbresearch.com

E-mail Tel: +44 203 780 4183

Chairs

Jose Feris

Squire Patton Boggs

José Feris is a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group specializing in international commercial arbitration, public international law and investment arbitration. A former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, José was described in 2019 by Who’s Who Legal as “by far one of the most prominent young figures in international arbitration.” He is also ranked by other publications, such as Decideurs and Latin Lawyer, as a leading practitioner in the field.

Amy Frey

King & Spalding

Amy Frey specializes in investment treaty arbitration, public international law and human rights law. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Amy primarily represents clients with claims against foreign states arising from bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. She has represented investors all over the world. Our International Arbitration practice is routinely named in the top five such practices globally and was named a 2016 Practice Group of the Year by Law360.

Speakers

Luiz Aboim

White & Case

Chiann Bao

Arbitration Chambers

James Barratt

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Peter Cameron

University of Dundee

Ben Carroll

Linklaters

Steven Finizio

WilmerHale

Sofia Martins

Miranda Law Firm

Marily Paralika

Fieldfisher

Rob Wilson

CMS

PROGRAMME

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs' opening remarks

José Feris, Squire Patton Boggs
Amy Frey, King & Spalding

9.45: Session one: energy disputes trends around the globe

GAR Live will bring together a group of esteemed arbitrators to discuss the latest energy dispute trends from all four corners of the globe.

Areas the panel are expected to address:

  • Gas pricing disputes in Asia;
  • Lava Jato impact in energy disputes in Latin America;
  • Energy reform in Africa;
  • The latest on renewables arbitration.

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: when energy meets construction

Construction disputes in the energy sector often provide their own unique array of complex issues which need to be approached with specialist knowledge of both industries. GAR Live has brought together an panel of experts in this specialised area, topics they are expected to address:

  • Arbitrations involving energy facilities;
  • Energy sector construction disputes;
  • Considering any trends.

12.45: Networking lunch

14.15: Session three: energy transition  

As the world gradually transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy our esteemed panel will discuss all manner of implications for energy arbitration disputes. 

Among other things, the panel are expected to discuss:

  • Deciphering Climate change disputes;
  • Environmental standards v. investment treaty;
  • Decommissioning disputes: who pay’s the bill?
  • Third-party participation;
  • The role of Public Policy in enforcing climate change disputes awards.

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Session four: geopolitics and energy arbitration

In these tumultuous political times, our esteemed panel will examine the interplay between geopolitics and international energy arbitration. What issues can we expect to produce future arbitrations?

Areas the panel are expected to address:

  • Sanctions in Iran, Russia and Venezuela;
  • The two government situation in Libya;
  • The trade war with China;
  • The Crimea Ukraine – Russian conflict;
  • The future of the Energy Charter Treaty.

17.15: Chairs' closing remarks

José Feris, Squire Patton Boggs
Amy Frey, King & Spalding

17.30: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception, kindly hosted by CMS

Venue

Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN, United Kingdom

Prices

PRIVATE PRACTITIONER
Type Price Expires
Super Early £400 3 April 2020
Early  £500 1 May 2020
Standard  £600 14 May 2020

 

IN-HOUSE/GOVERNMENTAL
Type Price
Standard £0