The first of the 2020 Paris masterclass construction series will look at power generation projects in the renewable sector, with a particular focus on solar, and onshore and offshore wind, projects.

Speakers: Peter Rosher Richard A. Ceeney Laura Riddeck Nicolas Walker

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Reed Smith's Paris office, 112 Avenue Kléber, Paris 75116
Start Date/Time:
5 February 2020, 8:00 AM CET
End Date/Time:
5 February 2020, 12:00 PM CET

The masterclass will cover the importance of:

  • Structuring of supply, installation and maintenance contracts, especially:
    • Advantages and disadvantages of EPC and split contract structures for developers and contractors
    • How long term maintenance contracts fit in
    • Supply and execution splits in emerging markets
  • Common negotiation battlegrounds in the construction and maintenance agreements, including:
    • Interface issues
    • Design liabilities
    • Delays, milestones and the particular complications which can arise in taking over a wind/solar project
    • Liability for defects
    • Performance and availability guarantees
  • Regulatory and permitting framework
    • Building permits
    • Environmental use permits
    • Power connection agreements
    • Energy code
    • Relationships with state actors
  • Environmental law challenges
    • Environmental impact assessment
    • Public consultation and political challenges
    • Consultant liability
    • Avoiding and preparing for third party challenges