4 Pump Court was delighted to host the Ciarb YMG’s event on Renewable Energy Disputes last week. The turn-out was fantastic and the discussions insightful. Moderator, Mark McMahon (Senior Associate, Stewarts) and panellists Lucy McKenzie (Senior Associate, Ashurst), George Fisher (Senior Construction Counsel, SSE Renewables) and Anna Hoffmann (Barrister, 4 Pump Court) grappled with pressing questions surrounding arbitration and renewable energy disputes:
How can foreseeable disputes be avoided? What impact does regulation have? What does arbitration offer as a dispute resolution mechanism and when might litigation be better suited? What are the biggest challenges in the expansion of renewable energy capacity in the transition to net zero? And what might we expect to see in terms of international energy treaties and linked disputes against the backdrop of the climate crisis?
Some key take-aways shared by the panel were:
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