Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event 2020


Our panel chaired by Simon Rainey KC includes: Katy Hanks, Legal Counsel at Trafigura; Russell King, Senior Legal Counsel at RWE; Louise Woods, Partner at Vinson & Elkins; and Quadrant Chambers' Gaurav Sharma.

They discuss the following:

  • Recent Issues Arising out of the COVID Crisis, giving a high level overview of the commercial issues that have arisen and the related legal questions stemming from those issues - Katy Hanks, Legal Counsel, Trafigura
  • Environmental Issues for the Commodity Trading Lawyer: Why does it matter so much? Understanding the Risks Apportioning the Responsibility - Russell King, Senior Legal Counsel, RWE Trading GmbH
  • Environmental Claims in Arbitration: The elevation of claims from operational to existential in the upstream sector. Claims arising from production operations - Gaurav Sharma, Quadrant Chambers
  • Current Trends in Upstream Disputes - discussion on current trends in upstream disputes, including a shift towards virtual disputes and the interplay between international arbitration and insolvency in a low cash environment - Louise Woods, Partner, Vinson & Elkins