Global EMI Webinar Series

Learn about the latest development trends and hot topics in the energy, mining and infrastructure industries.

Financing the Energy Transition: Global Trends in Renewables (7 April 2022)
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Renewable energy, which includes wind, solar and other renewable energies, hit a new investment record of $366 billion in commitments in 2021 – and investments are expected to grow exponentially. Given the current demands of the energy transition and a future policy reshaping, funding is a key to achieving investment milestones and project development goals. In this webinar, our energy and finance experts discuss the options, trends and considerations to bring clarity as project sponsors, lenders and investors move forward with their energy transition strategy.

Hydrogen: from talking to walking – core issues and pioneering projects (February 15, 2022)
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Hydrogen continues to gain momentum as a number of countries accelerate hydrogen policy developments and expand production capacities. With this comes an increase in pioneering hydrogen projects around the world aimed at building supply chains and reducing costs. What is certain is that hydrogen will remain an essential part of the energy transition and will play a leading role in the race to decarbonization. In this webinar, our industry-focused practitioners will discuss the potential of adapting and evolving existing market structures and models to the new hydrogen market, as well as key issues arising 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 technologies offer opportunities to significantly reduce the impact of abundant but polluting fossil fuels during the transition to a low-carbon economy. Carbon capture, transport, storage and long-term management pose unique challenges for politicians, legislators and project advocates alike.

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

  • Carbon capture storage and its importance for the energy transition
  • Current legal and regulatory landscape in major jurisdictions
  • Key risks and structural issues and how to address them in key markets

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

  • 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 minutes)
  • How does the EU taxonomy work? (16:45 – 26:58 minutes)
  • How does the EU taxonomy apply to the energy sector? (from 26:59 min.)

Corporate Renewable PPAs: 2021 & Beyond Webinar Series (January – March 2021)
Join a four part series as we delve into this increasingly relevant market. More information can be found here.

What will the future of energy in the US look like 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 to explore his ambitious plan for a “clean energy and environmental justice revolution.” The panel discussed the potential impact of the Biden administration’s immediate and long-term actions on both the conventional and renewable energy sectors as companies seek to transform and diversify their portfolios and market offerings. The team also discussed anticipated climate change regulatory initiatives and expanded ESG reporting and disclosure efforts that are likely to influence the direction and pace of the US energy transition.

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. While Europe has been at the heart of the offshore market, competing without subsidies and penetrating deeper waters, offshore wind is rapidly expanding into new markets as technology costs and profit margins fall onshore projects are under pressure from tenders and fluctuating electricity prices. In this webinar, our practitioners discuss the risks and opportunities of offshore wind and the development potential in new markets.

Antitrust Compliance in the EMI Sector
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This webinar covers the key compliance and enforcement trends affecting the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Distressed M&A and Restructuring & Bankruptcy
In partnership with the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), we have held webinars on:

  • Distressed Oil & Gas Acquisitions: A Look at the US – As companies in the oil and gas sector continue to defuse a complex market reality and investors begin to evaluate potential acquisitions, this webinar focuses on how to maximize the value of acquisitions when dealing with distressed targets and parties. Access to the webinar
  • East and South African Oil and Gas Markets: Financing the Recovery – Oil and gas companies are looking for banking and financial support in the East and South African oil and gas sectors to alleviate market challenges. This webinar aims to explore the role of private equity and other lenders in supporting economic recovery, providing solutions to finance and support recovery and secure future industry growth. Access to the webinar
  • Looking beyond COVID-19: An Asian look at 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 and the need to maximize value and minimize risk in a post-COVID-19 world. Access to the webinar

The Rise of Hydrogen: Policy, Practice and Projects
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The transition of the global energy sector from fossil fuels to zero-carbon fuel has been high on the agenda of many governments and market participants around the world in recent years. In this webinar, the discussion touched on the role of hydrogen in the context of the energy transition; government support for the “green” hydrogen industry; and opportunities for first movers in the emerging decarbonized hydrogen market. It also includes case studies of hydrogen projects we have been involved with.

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

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