Speakers announced for Latin Lawyer renewables conference

The head of legal and ethics at the Colombian subsidiary of French energy group Engie is among the speakers confirmed for Latin Lawyer Live: Renewable Energy 2023 in Cartagena. Read on for more details of the programme and how to register.

Daniel Fajardo, Engie's main in-house lawyer in Colombia, will speak at the event next month. Joining him is Camila Quintero, the legal director of infrastructure-focused asset management fund Ashmore CAF-AM. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The event will be co-chaired by Clifford Chance LLP partner Jessica Springsteen and Trench Rossi Watanabe’s José Roberto Martins.

The conference will be held at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena on 21 March. The event coincides with the IBA’s Latin American Regional Forum from 22 March to 24 March.

To view the full programme, click here.

Tickets are available through the following link. The event is free to attend for in-house counsel and government representatives, just make sure to sign up here.

Docket Navigator and Trench Rossi Watanabe are the event’s gold sponsors, while Brazilian firm Lefosse and Ecuador’s ROBALINO are silver sponsors. LACCA and Lexology are supporting organisations.

The event includes a speakers’ dinner for the panellists, which will be hosted by Clifford Chance. Iberian firm Cuatrecasas will sponsor the networking lunch.

The event will kick off with opening remarks from the co-chairs before diving into a discussion of how political uncertainty in Latin American jurisdictions can play a detrimental role in the implementation of energy transition policies. The panel will also examine the region’s growing lithium market.

The second panel of the day will bring together renewable asset developers, regulators and financial institutions to discuss how the region can capitalise on its booming renewable energy market.

Following a short coffee break, the conference will reconvene to debate regulations in the renewable energy sector and how Latin American nations can keep up with the fast-moving industry. The discussion will also cover decommissioning legalisation and approval processes behind renewables projects.

After the networking lunch, delegates will have the chance to listen to a fireside chat about how Ecuador and Brazil have become champions of renewable energy, particularly in relation to hydropower. The panel will share views, experiences and solutions to reflect Ecuador and Brazil’s successful development in this field.  

The next session will take a look at the finance options for renewable energy projects in Latin America, including searching for capital with foreign investors and creating dedicated funds.

In the final panel of the day, panellists will share their views on the future of green power in Latin America, such as clean hydrogen and carbon capture opportunities.

The day will conclude with closing remarks from Springsteen and Martins.  

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