28 Feb 2024

Renewables: Current Trends, Likely Developments and… Disputes by CiArb London Branch


Date and Time

Wednesday 28 February 2024, 1.30pm - 7.30pm


39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD

About the Event

CiArb London Branch will gather practitioners from across alternative disputes resolution (ADR) for a half-day event focusing on renewable energy. The conference is designed to engender analysis and discussion of the underlying commercial and political drivers in various renewable energy markets, regions and disputes. Speakers from across the industry will discuss and debate what is happening now, what looks likely to happen going forward, and how current trends, difficulties, risks and opportunities are impacting – and will continue to impact – renewable energy investments and the disputes deriving from them.


There will be no charge to attend this event, whether in-person or online, but prior registration is required, and limited in-person spaces are available.

Whether you will attend in-person or online, please confirm by contacting Elinor Pritchard at

Full bios of all speakers will be available here:


Time  Session
1.30pm Registration and Coffee
2.00pm - 2.15pm



Paul Kinninmont FCIArb: Partner at Freeths, Arbitrator, CIArb London Branch Committee

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Panel I: Risk Allocation: Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities

  • Peter Lynch: Deputy Head of Renewables and Transition, UK Export Finance
  • Tom Melbye Eide: Independent Consultant, Arbitrator and Mediator, former General Counsel of Shell
  • Seyda Duman: Counsel at Milbank, Projects and Project Finance
  • Mary-Anne Roff: VP Legal at Seaway7, global leader in offshore wind projects
  • Moderated by Camilla ter Haar: Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
3.15pm - 3.30pm Coffee Break
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Panel II: Risk Emergence: Sectoral Focus, Trouble-Shooting and Issue Resolution

  • Dennis Sarobe: Investment principal at Global Infrastructure Partners, Wind Energy
  • José Manuel Gutierrez Delgado: Partner, LCS Abogados, former Legal Counselor of
    the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union, Cross Sectoral
  • Rouha Hussaina: Head of Energy Transition Services, ERCE, Geothermal Energy,
  • Caragh McWhirr: Head of Hydrogen Strategy, Xodus, Hydrogen Energy
  • Moderated by Paul Kinninmont FCIArb, Partner at Freeths, Arbitrator
4.30pm - 4.45pm Coffee Break
4.45pm - 5.45pm

Panel III: Risk Enforcement: Around the World in 80 Disputes (Again!)

  • Frederico Singarajah: Arbitrator and Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers, Latin America
  • Colleen Parker-Bacquet: Counsel at the International Chamber of Commerce
    Court of Arbitration, International
  • Elchin Mammadov: Head of Legal, PwC, Azerbaijan / Turkic Region
  • Tunde Ogunseitan: Independent Arbitrator, former Counsel at the ICC,  Africa
  • Moderated by Vivek Kapoor, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, India
5.45pm - 6pm

Concluding remarks


Karina Albers FCIArb: Independent Arbitrator, Chair of the CIArb London Branch

6pm onwards Drinks, refreshments and networking
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