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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.