And the firm is also playing a leading role at All-Energy 2015 this week in Glasgow – the largest renewables event in the UK.
The prominent law firm is a headline sponsor of the event at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, where many of its 90-strong energy and natural resources team will either be attending, speaking or chairing sessions over the two days.
The firm’s Clare Foster, Partner and Head of Project Finance said: “Given the location of two of our main offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, it’s a real bonus that the host city this year is Glasgow, a city which is attracting a well-deserved reputation for ‘best in class’ practice in the low carbon arena. I am looking forward to speaking with many of those who will be attending.”
At the conference, Clare will be joined by Timothy Cornelius, Chief Executive, Atlantis Resources, in sharing her experience and insight on the challenges faced when seeking to achieve financial close of the world’s first commercial tidal array project.
Clare has also worked with Green Investment Bank to develop its new product, the Green Loan, and so is well placed to also chair and introduce the conference session on ‘Acceleration of energy efficiency in Scotland and funding innovations. Speakers in that session include:
- Greg Patterson-Jones, UK Green Investment Bank
- Vivienne Cockburn, Scottish Futures Trust
- Jonathan Guthrie, Scottish Government
- Iain Watson, Director, UK Green Investment Bank
Meanwhile, Shepherd & Wedderburn partner, Liz McRobb – a regulatory and contracts lawyer with experience in the energy and water sectors, will chair what is expected to be a lively panel discussion on the current state of the offshore wind industry. She will be joined by other experts who include:
- Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult
- Huub den Rooijen, Crown Estate
- Benj Sykes, DONG Energy
- Matthew Knight, Siemens Energy