Global EMI Webinar Series

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Learn about the latest developing trends and hot topics in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Financing the Energy Transition: Global Trends in Renewable Energy (April 7, 2022)
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Renewables, which include wind, solar and other renewables, hit a new investment record of $366 billion committed in 2021 – and investment is set to grow exponentially. Given the current energy transition needs and an upcoming policy overhaul, financing is essential to achieve investment milestones and project development goals. In this webinar, our energy and financing practitioners discuss options, trends, and considerations to help bring clarity as project developers, lenders, and investors move forward with their energy transition strategy.

Hydrogen: from talking to walking – Key issues and pioneering projects (February 15, 2022)
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Hydrogen continues to gain momentum, with a number of countries accelerating the development of hydrogen policies and increasing production capacities. This is accompanied by an increase in pioneering hydrogen projects around the world aimed at developing supply chains and reducing costs. It is clear that hydrogen will remain an essential component of the energy transition and that it will play a leading role in the race for decarbonisation. In this webinar, our industry-focused practitioners discuss the potential for adapting and expanding existing market structures and models to the new hydrogen market, as well as key issues emerging from pioneering hydrogen projects.

Carbon capture and storage: from policy to project implementation and its role in the energy transition (July 15, 2021)
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Carbon capture and storage technology offers opportunities to significantly reduce the impact of abundant but environmentally damaging fossil fuels during the transition to a low-carbon economy. The capture, transport, storage and long-term management of carbon pose unique challenges to policy makers, regulators and project developers.

Join our market-leading professionals and guest speaker Ian Havercroft, Senior Consultant – Policy, Legal & Regulatory at the Global CCS Institute, to learn more about:

  • Capture, storage and its importance in the energy transition
  • Current legal and regulatory landscape in key jurisdictions
  • Main risks and structural problems and how they are treated in the main markets

The impact of the new EU taxonomy on the energy sector (May 18, 2021)
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The EU taxonomy will impact both access to finance and the perception of companies and investors as ‘green’ or not. Find out how this new legislation determines whether an economic activity is considered “sustainable” and how it applies specifically (or not) to the production of renewable energy, hydrogen and CCS, among others. This webinar explores:

  • Why is the EU taxonomy important? (00:00 – 05:26 minutes)
  • What are the practical obligations associated with the EU taxonomy? (05:27 – 16:45 mins)
  • How does the EU taxonomy work? (4:45 p.m. – 26:58 mins)
  • How does the EU taxonomy apply to the energy sector? (from 26:59 minutes)

Enterprise Renewable PPAs: 2021 and Beyond Webinar Series (January – March 2021)
Join us for a four-part series where we dive into this increasingly relevant market. Further information can be found here.

What will the future of energy look like in the United States under a Biden administration? (December 16, 2020)
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Baker McKenzie’s Energy and Environment groups hosted a webinar to examine what lies ahead for the energy sector under a Biden administration and his ambitious plan for a “clean energy revolution and environmental justice.” The panel spoke about the potential impacts of the Biden administration’s immediate and long-term actions on the conventional and renewable energy sector, as companies seek to transform and diversify their portfolios and market offerings. The team also discussed expected climate change regulatory initiatives and expanded ESG reporting and disclosure efforts that may affect the direction and pace of the energy transition in the United States.

Opportunities and challenges in new offshore wind markets
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Global offshore wind capacity reached 29 GW in 2019, a tenfold increase since 2010. As Europe sits at the center of the offshore market, competing without subsidies and floating in deeper waters, offshore wind is growing rapidly into new markets as technology costs fall and profit margins shrink. for onshore projects become squeezed by bidding and fluctuating electricity prices. In this webinar, our practitioners discuss the risks and opportunities facing offshore wind and the potential for development into new markets.

Antitrust Compliance in the EMI Industry
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This webinar covers the most important compliance and enforcement trends affecting the energy, mining and infrastructure sector.

Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions & Restructuring & Insolvency
In partnership with the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), we have organized webinars on:

  • Troubled Oil and Gas Acquisitions: A Look at the United States – As companies in the oil and gas sector continue to mitigate a complex market reality and investors begin to explore potential acquisitions, this webinar focuses on how to maximize the value of acquisitions when dealing with targets and troubled parties. Access the webinar
  • Eastern and Southern African Oil and Gas Markets: Financing the Recovery – Oil and gas companies are seeking banking and financial support in the East and Southern African oil and gas sector as they attempt to mitigate market challenges, this webinar aims to explore the role of private equity and other lenders in supporting the economic recovery with solutions to finance and support the recovery and ensure the future growth of the sector. Access the webinar
  • Beyond COVID-19: an Asian view of the LNG industry – LNG companies are exploring their options in this complex market. This webinar focuses on a forward-looking view of the LNG industry, addressing the market situation and project developments in Asia, as well as the need to maximize value and minimize risk in a post-COVID-19 world. . Access the webinar

The rise of hydrogen: policies, practices and projects
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The transition of the global energy sector from fossil fuels to zero carbon has been high on the agenda of many governments and market players around the world for the past few years. In this webinar, the discussion focused on the role of hydrogen in the context of the energy transition; government support for the “green” hydrogen industry; and opportunities for early entrants into the new carbon-free hydrogen market. It also includes case studies of hydrogen projects in which we have been involved.

Corporate Renewable Energy Supply
In partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Solar Council (GSC) and RE100, we hosted a series of webinars on how sourcing renewable energy for businesses in emerging wind and solar is transforming energy systems around the world, with a focus on the following high-impact markets:

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