IDB and CAF advise speaking at Latin Lawyer’s Avalanche Renewables event

The Lead Counsel of IDB Invest and the Head of Private Sector Legal Affairs at Latin American development bank Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) are the latest speakers to be announced for Latin Lawyer Live: Renewable Energy 2023 in Cartagena next month.

IDB Invest Counsel Katherine Scheider Hallahan and CAF’s Rosalia Roman Urcuyo will speak at the event, which will be held on March 21 at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena. The event coincides with the IBA’s Latin American Regional Forum, March 22-24.

Read on to learn more about the program and how to sign up.

Other speakers include Germán Hurtado, director of global infrastructure debt at US private equity fund BlackRock, and Daniel Fajardo, Engie’s principal in-house counsel in Colombia.

They are joined by Elbia Gannoum, CEO of Brazilian wind energy group ABEEólica, and Pilar O’Leary, founder of Latin American consultancy PFO Advisory Group. Also confirmed is Camila Quintero, the legal director of infrastructure-focused asset management fund Ashmore CAF-AM.

The conference will be co-chaired by Jessica Springsteen, Partner at Clifford Chance LLP, and José Roberto Martins of Trench Rossi Watanabe.

To view the full program, click here.

Tickets are available via the link below and can be purchased at a preferential price until February 28th. Attendance at the event is free for in-house lawyers and government officials, simply register here.

Docket Navigator and Trench Rossi Watanabe are the gold sponsors of the event, while Holland & Knight LLP, Brazilian company Lefosse and ROBALINO from Ecuador are silver sponsors. LACCA and Lexology are supporting organizations.

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The event will include a speakers’ dinner for the panelists, hosted by Clifford Chance. The Iberian company Cuatrecasas will sponsor the networking lunch.

The event begins with introductory remarks by the Co-Chairs before diving into a discussion on how political uncertainty in Latin American jurisdictions can play an adverse role in the implementation of energy transition policies. The panel will also examine the region’s growing lithium market.

The second panel of the day will bring together renewable asset developers, regulators and financial institutions to discuss how the region can capitalize on its booming renewable energy market.

After a short coffee break, the conference will reconvene to discuss renewable energy regulations and how Latin American nations can keep up with the fast-paced industry. The discussion will also look at the legalization of decommissioning and the permitting processes behind renewable energy projects.

After the networking lunch, delegates will have the opportunity to listen to a fireside chat about how Ecuador and Brazil have become pioneers in renewable energy, particularly in relation to hydropower. The panel will share views, experiences and solutions to reflect the successful development of Ecuador and Brazil in this field.

The next session will look at financing options for renewable energy projects in Latin America, including seeking capital from foreign investors and setting up dedicated funds.

In the closing panel of the day, panelists will share their views on the future of green energy in Latin America, such as clean hydrogen and carbon capture opportunities.

The day ends with closing remarks from Springsteen and Martins.

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