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Renewable Energy Corporate Finance Quarterly Briefing - Focus on Blockchain

Friday 27 July 2018, 08:30 - 11:00

Join us at the Eversheds Sutherland London office for the second of the quarterly breakfast briefings series, organised in collaboration with Clean Energy Pipeline.

Blockchain is a decentralised ledger technology. When linked with an energy system that allows distributed electricity generation at thousands of sites including solar, wind and hydro in addition to the use of smart meters allowing consumers to see the real time cost of the electricity they use, it has the potential to fundamentally change electricity generation, distribution and sale.

Blockchain can be used throughout the power lifecycle, firstly as a tool to raise capital by issuing tokens, then as a system to simplify transactions between generators and consumers and finally as a link with the internet of things to allow real time choices to be made on electricity production and consumption to match supply and demand thereby ensuring the most efficient use of power. 

Our panellists will elaborate on the opportunities Blockchain offers in the clean energy context further. To join the discussion, please register by following this link

Past events for the energy and infrastructure sector

Canning House Renewables in Latin America Conference 2018

Thursday 7 June 2018, 08:30- 13:00

Eversheds Sutherland hosted this event on the Clean Energy Sector in Latin America: Trends and Opportunities in our London offices. This event was sponsored by the Development Bank of Latin America CAF.

Our speakers included Maria Lahore, Principal Executive for Europe at CAF Development Bank of Latin America who opened the event with the first keynote on opportunities and obstacles in the clean energy sector in Latin America.

Our first panel saw Guido Prearo, Director Asset Sales, EMEA from Canadian Solar, Joshua Tupper, Legal Counsel New Energies from Shell and Nelson Mojarro, Representative in Europe of SENER (Mexico´s National Secretariat of Energy) discussing the revenue streams for clean energy assets in latin America, chaired by Stephen Hill, a Clean Energy Partner from Eversheds Sutherland.

Javier Huego, Chief Investment Officer from FRV,Rodrigo Marquez, General Counsel from Faro Energy, Alison Gowman from Green Finance Initiative, Carlos Jerez Bernal, Investment Officer – Project Finance & Guarantees from European Investment Bank and Mark Dennison, Project Finance Partner from Eversheds Sutherland, are were part of our second panel debating access to international finance for clean energy projects in Latin America.

Renewable Energy Corporate Finance Quarterly Briefing

Thursday 31 May 2018, 08:30 - 11:00

Eversheds Sutherland London hosted the launch of our new quarterly breakfast briefings series, organised in collaboration with Clean Energy Pipeline.

Featuring a panel of industry leaders, we discussed investment activity over the last quarter, key trends, and the prospects for global renewables investment. This series of briefings explored market activity and trends, where the panel considered the perspective of investors, lenders, developers, governments and borrowers.

Clean Energy Growth Markets: The Saudi Arabia opportunity in perspective

Monday 16 April 2018, 09:00 - 13:00

Eversheds Sutherland, UK Department for International Trade, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Saudi British Joint Business Council are delighted to partner together to host a workshop focusing on the opportunity for renewable energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which will take place on Monday 16 April 2018.

Registration and a light breakfast will be served from 08:30 with the event commencing at 09:00am.

The event will offer a complete assessment of the renewable and related technology opportunities in the Kingdom including Government procured programmes, private offtake and storage all within the context of a market which is moving away from conventional power subsidies towards a more diverse new energy platform.

The UK Government will launch a market report detailing the wider commercial opportunities available in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, copies of which will be shared with participants following the event.

Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, One Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

If you would like to register your interest for this event please email Bethan Marks at

Offshore Wind Europe on 14 to 15 November 2017, London

Eversheds Sutherland is delighted to partner with the upcoming Offshore Wind Europe conference, on 14 and 15 November in London.

Members of the Eversheds Sutherland team including Rob McNabb and Mary Anne Roff will be participating over the two days.

The conference will bring together leading project owners, developers and operators discussing strategy and technical aspect such as; how they will reach sub €60MW/h euro continent, both reducing CAPEX pre construction and OPEX post construction.

Rob McNabb will be moderating the sub €60MW/h panel discussion and will be joined by industry experts:

• Matthias Haag, CEO - Gemini Wind Park
• Hannah Konig, Head of Wind and Maritime Technology - EnBW
• Jan-Peter Elffers, Managing Director - Amsterdam Capital Partners
• Lisa McDermott, Executive Director - Renewables and Project Financing - ABN AMRO

Key points which will be discussed during the session will be:

• What are the key drivers for delivering sub €60MW/h pricing
• How can profitability and investor returns be maintained
• What sources of capital and investment are available to deliver this pricing

Other industry experts you will hear from include:

• Jacques Edouard Levy, CEO - Belenergia SA
• Willem van der Ven, VP Power Operations - Enbridge
• Thomas Karst, CSO and Senior Vice President - MHI Vestas
• Sven Utermohlen, COO - E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH
• Don Mackay, Director of Operations - EDF Energy Renewables

The full agenda and more details of the conference can be accessed here

The Women in Offshore Energy Lunch will take place on day 2 and 13:00.

Contacts of Eversheds Sutherland are entitled to a £400 discount. Please use promo code EVERSHEDS-VIP at check out.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with the team during the conference please contact Bethan Marks at

Mauritius: pivot between Asia and Africa 2017

Tuesday 14 November 2016, 08:00-10:30, Eversheds Sutherland London

Mauritius as the route for capital deployment in investments is becoming increasingly important. Historically, it has been the favoured capital route for India but, increasingly, it is seen as the preferred holding location for Africa.

Join us and our panel of external speakers as we explore the regulatory and business environment in Mauritius and its potential as a stable and secure pivot between Asia and Africa.

We will consider the bankability and marketability of investments structured through the island, taking into account its impressive and growing list of international tax, investment and economic cooperation treaties.

Our panel will also discuss the Government's ongoing initiatives to underpin the country's prominence.

Registration and a light breakfast will be from 08:00am with the seminar commencing at 08:30am and concluding at 10:30am
Details of the agenda are set out below.






Registration and breakfast








Mauritius as the pivot to Africa and Asia

Heerun Ghurburrun, Head of the Mauritius Board of Investment, Paris



Taking advantage of legal structures and regulatory opportunities

Jean-François Boisvenu, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Iwan Walters, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Greg Falkof, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland




Panel session and Q&A

Jean-François Boisvenu, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Iwan Walters, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Greg Falkof, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Moderated by Wendy Boucrot, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

To book your place please contact Bethan Marks at

Southeast Asia: Unlocking Solar Capital Asia, 28 and 29 September 2017, Singapore

Continuing our focus on Asia and helping our clients access the varied markets and opportunities, Eversheds Sutherland is delighted to join the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank as partners for Solarplaza’s Unlocking Solar Capital Asia, on 28 and 29 September 2017, in Singapore.

The two day conference will connect investors, financiers, local solar developers, IPPs, EPCs and other solar stakeholders interested in developing bankable PV projects in the region.

Members of the Eversheds Sutherland team, Michelle T Davies, Rob McNabb and Jae Lemin will be participating over the two days including moderating the ‘Regulatory Framework and Permits for International Developers’ panel discussion.

Other expert speakers include:

  • Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director Asia Pacific, OPIC
  • Assaad Razzouk, Group CEO, Sindicatum
  • Andrew Afflect, Managing Partner, Armstrong Asset Management
  • Zia Azeez, Senior Vice President, SMBC
  • Daniel Wiedmer, United Head Private Sector Operations, Asian Development Bank

As well as key areas such as bankability of different programmes we will also consider the impact of the energy transition on these markets including:

  • The growth of the Private PPA opportunity
  • Financing off-grid & mini-grid projects,
  • Risk management
  • Making the solar and storage business case bankable
  • Innovative financing solutions for a more localised solution

The latest agenda can be accessed here.

If you are interested to register or to learn more about the conference please contact Bethan Marks at

If you are interested to learn more about the opportunities in Southeast Asia or need any help with your projects please contact the team below.

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