OGUK Legal Conference 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
10.00 - 11.30
Energy & Natural Resources

OGUK Legal Conference 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
10.00 - 11.30
Energy & Natural Resources

Overview & Audience

We are delighted to once again be sponsoring the OGUK Legal Conference in 2021.

This year's OGUK Legal Conference is taking place from 28-30 September 2021 via three free webinars from 10:00am to 11:30am each day.

The event provides a dedicated arena for in-house and private practice lawyers of all levels, with talks from professionals on the key issues facing the sector.

This year Clyde & Co will be chairing a panel on Wednesday 29 September as part of the “Energy Transition: Overview of Contracts for New Technologies and Related Legal Issues” webinar. The panel will explore and discuss the legal/contractual challenges faced by in-house counsel as a result of the energy transition, including:

  • The contrasting risk allocation and liability and indemnity regimes between traditional “oil and gas” contracts and “construction/renewables” contracts
  • The FIDIC v LOGIC debate
  • What are the lessons for in-house counsel from some of the recent renewables decisions of the courts, such as the Supreme Court decision in MT Højgaard A/S v E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited
  • Change orders and variations – a step change in contract management 
  • Pitfalls and top tips in drafting, negotiating and managing renewables contract

This panel session will be chaired by David Leckie, Partner, Clyde & Co, with speakers:

  • Fiona Parkin QC, Atkin Chambers
  • Paul Buckingham, Keating Chambers
  • Mary-Anne Roff, Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Mark Walsh, Partner, Clyde & Co

Furthermore, as part of the “Case Law Jukebox” webinar on Thursday 30 September we will be discussing two recent cases of particular interest:

Apache v Esso

Luke Pearce, Twenty Essex and Mark Walsh, Partner, Clyde & Co

This case raises questions about the proper interpretation of the statutory provisions for the abandonment of installations, s.29 notices and the meaning of “an installation”. The case concerned the potential exposure of affiliates and will be of interest not just to current licensees, but also previous participants and their affiliates. 

Apache North Sea Ltd v INEOS FPS Ltd

Mark Walsh, Partner and David Bennet, Partner, Clyde & Co

“Shall not unreasonably withhold its consent”? This case should be of interest to any party who will either be responding to, or making a, request for consent in a JOA or other contract. It brings guidance and imposes welcome limits on the application of the Sequent authority. It will also be of critical interest to any party seeking to negotiate extensions of capacity or term with FPS, or needing to expedite a case in order to secure a Court determination on an urgent basis.

This conference is one of the leading legal events in the energy sector and is not to be missed. Delivery in a digital format allows the 2021 conference to be accessible by individuals across the sector at any time and in any geographical location.

Please click on the links below for more details and to register:

Tuesday 28 September – The Move to Net Zero

Wednesday 29 September – Energy Transition: Overview of Contracts for New Technologies and Related Legal Issues

Thursday 30 September – Case Law Jukebox