Bird & Bird joins Powering Middle East Summit as ‘International Law Partner’ 

The Powering Middle East Summit is pleased to introduce the summit’s ‘International Law Partner’ Bird & Bird. The law firm will bring an invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues faced by renewable energy innovators, MENA government ministers and industry bodies. Legislative restrictions will play a key part within the POWERINGME agenda, and Bird & Bird, with its combination of global expertise and deep industry knowledge built across Europe, The Middle East and Asia, will be able to address them.

As the Middle East looks to move away from dependence on oil revenues, many international companies are looking to expand, invest in or develop renewable energy projects within the lucrative MENA market. Bird & Bird uses their UAE based team to provide local expertise while demonstrating a deep understanding of renewable energy projects and ‘CleanTech’ innovation within a global context. BIRD&BIRD_POS_LOGO_CMYK_GREEN

Many organisations have sought Bird & Bird’s assistance to invest in or develop technological solutions to combat issues resulting from climate change and energy security. These range from developers or landowners to local authorities and financiers across a range of renewable industries such as solar, hydro and offshore wind power as well as biomass energy. Bird & Bird’s broad experience of the sector  will help to shape the summit agenda and contribute to developing solutions to the most current issues faced by our participants such as  solar and wind feed-in-tariffs, the unbundling of European energy supplies and advice on the usage of ‘Carbon Credits’.

Andrew Renton, Partner at International Energy and Utilities Sector Group, Bird & Bird, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the Powering Middle East Summit as its ‘International Law Partner’. The Summit represents a fantastic opportunity to spearhead new innovation and projects in the region by helping delegates overcome some of the legislative uncertainties which are restricting project implementation. Local authorities, particularly in Jordan, are now setting out attractive incentives to help advance green energy projects. We hope to help companies and innovators looking to build new relationships in this sector capitalise on opportunities that are available to them. ”

Is your organisation developing renewable energy projects within the MENA region? Or are you a public sector official within the MENA renewable energy sector? Delegate passes for our Jordan Powering Middle East Summit are limited. Register your interest at www.ese-power.com or email simon.keen@estratevents.com for further details.

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