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Sailing toward zero emissions: COP26 implementation

Sailing toward zero emissions: COP26 implementation

March 2, 2022

The need to create a greener future in shipping is more important than ever and has created an industry focus on reducing carbon emissions. Reed Smith partners Nick Austin, Jennifer Smokelin and James Willn discuss future regulations steering shippers toward emissions targets set at COP26. The speakers analyze legal and commercial issues around the shipping industry’s transition to net zero.  

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Shipping (Part 2)

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Shipping (Part 2)

February 9, 2022

In the second half of our series on LNG looking ahead to 2022, Kevin Keenan, Antonia Panayides and Mike Adamson discuss their expectations of the LNG market in the shipping sector. They opine on emerging trends, growth opportunities, regulatory challenges, and potential bumps in the road, all from their unique legal and geopolitical perspective.

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Production and Trading (Part 1)

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Production and Trading (Part 1)

January 25, 2022

2021 was a turbulent year in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector. Now, with the new year in full swing, several of our Energy & Natural Resources lawyers – James Atkin, Frances Furness, and Richard Swinburn – discuss what they expect to see from the LNG market in the year ahead. They share their forward-looking thoughts on emerging trends, growth opportunities, regulatory challenges, and potential bumps in the road from a legal perspective.

Energy storage in Greece: Insights into renewables and clean technology

Energy storage in Greece: Insights into renewables and clean technology

December 15, 2021

Reed Smith partners Sally-Ann Underhill and Dimitris Assimakis discuss energy storage in Greece, with a focus on energy generated through renewable sources. They cover why energy needs to be stored, the various energy storage technologies available, the factors impeded further development of energy storage systems so far, the high interest of investors currently recorded in the Greek market and the new policies anticipated to be adopted by the Greek authorities for the promotion of energy storage systems. 

The impact of Belarus sanctions on the shipping and energy sectors

The impact of Belarus sanctions on the shipping and energy sectors

November 10, 2021

Leigh Hansson, Alexander Brandt and Brett Hillis discuss the impact and differences between the new U.S., UK and EU sanctions on Belarus, with a particular focus on the shipping and energy sectors.

Insights into the new UK National Security and Investment Act

Insights into the new UK National Security and Investment Act

September 28, 2021

A global cross-office team consisting of partners Marjorie Holmes and Ross Mackenzie with counsel Han Deng discuss their forward-looking thoughts and views on the implications of the new Act, and how it will affect the shipping and energy industries.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources or Transportation pages.

Shipbuilding: Do’s and don’ts when your project falls into a dispute

Shipbuilding: Do’s and don’ts when your project falls into a dispute

September 1, 2021

Counsel Susan Riitala and associate Liam Hart discuss the current market conditions and how the pandemic has affected shipbuilding disputes. Their comments focus on force majeure, time bar, notification and good faith obligations; along with basic guidelines to follow if you find yourself in a shipbuilding dispute.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources or Transportation pages.

Dispute resolution: Recent developments and court procedure (Part 2)

Dispute resolution: Recent developments and court procedure (Part 2)

August 10, 2021

In the second part of our dispute resolution podcast, Reed Smith London partners Elizabeth Farrell and Alexander Sandiforth discuss the disclosure pilot scheme and remote hearings. 

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources or Transportation pages.

Dispute resolution: Recent developments and court procedure (Part1)

Dispute resolution: Recent developments and court procedure (Part1)

July 27, 2021

Alternative dispute resolution and the consequences of failure to engage, as well as the new witness statement requirements, are both hot topics in dispute resolution. Reed Smith London partners Elizabeth Farrell and Alexander Sandiforth discuss how alternative dispute resolution works in relation to commercial disputes. They also discuss the English court’s new procedural requirements for witness statements.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources or Transportation pages.

Halliburton v Chubb: Impacts and consequences

Halliburton v Chubb: Impacts and consequences

July 2, 2021

Six months on from the Halliburton v Chubb case, Reed Smith partners Vassia Payiataki and Thor Maalouf evaluate the impacts from the Supreme Court decision, and discuss the effect the ruling has had on the shipping and commodities sectors.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources or Transportation pages.

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