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29 September 2021: Fiona Parkin QC to join panel at OGUK Legal Conference

21st Sep 2021

Fiona Parkin QC will join a panel at the second session of the OGUK (formerly Oil and Gas UK) annual Legal Conference 2021 on Wednesday 29 September. The conference will focus on ‘Energy Transition: Overview of Contracts for New Technologies and Related Legal Issues’. 

Fiona will join a panel discussion chaired by David Leckie, Partner, Clyde & Co alongside panelists Mark Walsh, Partner, Clyde & Co, Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Clyde & Co and Paul Buckingham, Keating Chambers. The panel will explore and discuss the legal/contractual challenges faced by in-house counsel as a result of the energy transition, including:

  • The contrasting risk allocation and liability and indemnity regimes between traditional “oil and gas” contracts and “construction/renewables” contracts
  • The FIDIC v LOGIC debate
  • What are the lessons for in-house counsel from some of the recent renewables decisions of the courts, such as the Supreme Court decision in MT Højgaard A/S v E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited
  • Change orders and variations – a step change in contract management
  • Pitfalls and top tips in drafting, negotiating and managing renewables contract

OGUK conference agenda

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction
Tracey Keith, Legal Manager, OGUK

10.05 am Overview
Andrew Shaw, Dalia Majumder-Russell and Paula Kidd, Partners, CMS
This session will provide a brief overview of contracting arrangements for four types of “new technology” projects – CCS, Hydrogen, Solar and Wind. The session will then consider the key areas of comparison with traditional oil and gas projects looking at corporate structures, input/offtake arrangements and the construction phase.

10.45 am UK Energy Transition Projects
Will Webster, Energy Policy Manager, OGUK

11.00 am Panel Discussion with Questions from the Audience
Chaired by David Leckie, Partner, Clyde & Co
Panel to include: Fiona Parkin QC, Atkin Chambers, Mark Walsh, Partner, Clyde & Co, Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Clyde & Co and Paul Buckingham, Keating Chambers.

11.30 am Thanks and Close
Tracey Keith, Legal Manager, OGUK

To register your place at the conference, please click here. 





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