Renewables without Subsidies: The New Normal

Seminar | May.03.2017 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT Standard Time)

Orrick London

Join Orrick and our panel of experts for a seminar in which we consider the opportunities and challenges facing developers, investors and lenders in a post-subsidy world.

Our panel of industry experts will include Isabel Boira-Segarra, CEO, Future Earth Energy, Steve Jennings, Executive Director, Power and Renewables, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, James Samworth, Partner, Foresight Group LLP and Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, The Renewable Energy Association.

5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. – Presentation
7:30 p.m. – Networking

For more information or questions, please contact:
Sydne van Loggerenberg
+44 20 7862 4713
[email protected]

CLE Credits Available: N


Matthew Williams Partner Energy, Infrastructure


Matthew Williams is co-head of Orrick’s European Energy Practice, based in the London office. His practice focuses on transactional and regulatory work in the energy, emissions and infrastructure sectors with extensive experience on project finance, M&A, commodity trading and corporate restructuring.

Matthew has established a market leading power M&A practice and has represented parties involved in the majority of power sector disposals in the UK in the last two years. He acts for a broad range of clients including power generators, energy utilities, investment banks and private trading houses.

As a former in-house lawyer with National Power plc, he has a particular interest in conventional and renewable power generation project development and asset acquisitions/disposals.

Chambers UK recognizes Matthew as a leading individual in his field and clients say “he is very pragmatic and business-orientated” and that he “stands out with his experience in the sector.”


John Deacon Partner Energy, Infrastructure


John Deacon, a partner based in London, is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure practice. He focuses on energy projects, carbon finance and trading, and infrastructure law, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy and distributed generation both conventional and unconventional.

John's experience began with UK wind projects and has moved into a broad spectrum of global renewable energy projects, including onshore/offshore wind, biomass, large hydro, run-of-river hydro, energy-from-waste and PV (ground and rooftop). John acts for developers, banks, equity providers, employers and contractors in this field. He has advised on projects around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and across the European Union.

Chambers UK ranks John as a leading individual in the Energy and Natural Resources field and Legal 500 UK positions him as “a highly regarded figure in the renewables space.” Clients describe John as a “strong negotiator” who can “easily defuse contentious situations."


Edward Humphries Partner Africa, Corporate


Edward Humphries, a partner in the London office, is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure Practice with a particular focus on energy commodities and the development, financing, acquisition and disposal of energy companies and assets.

He has strong experience in Africa and the UK and continental European markets.

Edward has spent time in-house as a seconded advisor to a variety of entities including corporate trading houses and an international investment bank.

He is recognized by Legal 500 UK as being the “first port of call for anything related to commodities, delivering current, knowledgeable and well-rounded advice.”


Elisabeth Blunsdon Of Counsel Infrastructure, Energy


Elisabeth (Lis) Blunsdon, Of Counsel in the London office, has extensive experience in energy regulation, M&A, derivatives, structured trading and commercial issues in the energy sector.

Lis has advised project developers, multinational energy and utility companies, investment banks, commodities trading houses, hedge funds and governments.

She has spent several extended periods on secondment to in-house legal departments in the energy sector. Lis has particular experience in the regulation, operation and optimisation of energy assets in the gas, renewables, power and nuclear sectors and Legal 500 UK describes her as a “key advisor” on “energy trading and regulatory matters.”

In 2014, Lis was recognised for her work on the Shah Deniz gas project when she won “Best in Energy, Natural Resources and Mining” at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards.