Exclusive in-person event returns in March 2022

Now in its seventh consecutive year, Reed Smith’s annual Energy and Commodities Conference will be held as a half-day, three-panel virtual event on October 21, 2021.

As in years past, the firm’s flagship energy event will consider the risks and opportunities in 2021 and the year ahead.

The firm also plans a return to its annual in-person gathering of energy and commodities sector leaders in Houston in March 2022.

London-based partner Prajakt Samant, who chairs Reed Smith’s global Energy and Natural Resources Group, said, “Owing to the challenges of an ongoing global pandemic, we thought it best to repeat the success of last year’s fully virtual conference with a half day of online legal and regulatory updates curated especially for our friends and clients in the industry, whom we look forward to seeing again in person this coming spring.”

The 2021 mini-series on October 21 will focus on three important areas impacting the sector: antitrust and competition; energy and derivatives regulatory; and Environment, Health, Safety & Security (EHSS).

“Every October for the past seven years, we’ve presented deep dives into key energy and commodities topics,” said Houston partner Craig R. Enochs, who has co-chaired the conference every year since its inception. “This year’s mini-series will likewise present an up-to-date focus on the key legal and regulatory trends and developments underpinning the future of the energy industry as we build towards a full day of in-person discussions with leading industry representatives in March.”

Houston-based energy litigation partner and event co-chair, Michael Bernick added, “While 2020 was the year of the unprecedented challenges, we’ve come to expect the unexpected in 2021. These three panels will help attendees complete the year with fewer surprises on the regulatory and compliance front as we gear up for 2022.”