In an effort to combat climate change, countries around the word must shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Here in Australia, the Australian Federal Government declared in 2022 its intention to turn Australia into a “renewable energy superpower”.
To explore the challenge that lies ahead and whether arbitration plays a role in promoting de-carbonisation, Corrs will be joined by David Streatfeild-James KC (Atkin Chambers) and a panel of experts to discuss:
- the capacity or suitability of arbitration to facilitate efficient and timely resolution of disputes arising on new energy projects, and to assist in the delivery of transition-critical infrastructure;
- structuring dispute resolution procedures to encourage innovative approaches to risk unique to the emerging and evolving energy transmission market;
- the role (and future) of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement in encouraging cross-border investment in clean energy projects; and
- reform of existing investment treaties required to effect energy transition and facilitate decarbonisation.
- David Streatfeild-James KC, Barrister, Atkin Chambers
- Joshua Paffey, Partner, Arbitration, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- Professor Elizabeth Sheargold, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University
- Tracey Greenaway, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- Chris Ryder, Partner, Projects, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- Samual Kay, Senior Associate, Projects Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Date: Thursday 12 October 2023
Time: 11.30 am AWST
Location: Online or in person
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Level 6, Brookfield Place Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000