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Energy Roundtable: compliance and sanctions in the energy sector

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Compliance and sanctions in the energy sector - what are your obligations, what do they mean in practice and what do you need to do to comply?

Date:    Thursday 16 July 2015
Time:     8:30-10:30am (with refreshments from 8:15)
Venue: Friars House
  160 Blackfriars Road
  Southwark, London SE1 8EZ
CPD:     2 hours

In this workshop, sanctions and energy experts from global law firm Squire Patton Boggs will share their insights on how export controls and sanctions increasingly apply to energy companies operating in the EU. They will also discuss what the regulators expect from the industry, and what the investigations and enforcement trends are in the UK and broader EU.

This discussion is made in light of the recent announcement from the UK government in its 2015 Budget, of a review of the implementation of UK financial sanctions, with the view to strengthen the government’s ability to implement and enforce what it described as a “vital tool” in the country’s national security interests. This review is currently ongoing, taking into account lessons from structures in other countries, including the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control.

The session will also look at recent trends in enforcement, including with respect to alleged non-compliance with the Capacity Market Rules introduced as part of the EMR programme.
Paul Brennan
Head of Energy Regulation
Squire Patton Boggs

Paul Brennan is Head of Energy Regulation at Squire Patton Boggs. He has specialised in energy since joining British Gas plc as an in-house lawyer in 1991. He has extensive experience on all aspects of gas and electricity,  including fossil fuel and renewable energy projects, energy and green certificate trading, connection and use of system, consents, EPC and operation and maintenance agreements. He advised on the establishment of the Europe’s first on the gas commodity gas on-line commodity market. Paul’s practice covers advice on compliance with licence conditions, REMIT and MiFID and Capacity Market and Feed-n Tariff Contracts for Differences requirements.  He was Company Secretary of the Association of Electricity Producers for a number of years and led the legal work on its recent merger with UKBCSE and Electricity Suppliers Association to form Energy UK.

Aline Doussin
Senior Associate
Squire Patton Boggs

Aline Doussin is a senior associate in Squire Patton Boggs' regulated industries department, which specialises in international trade, as well as EU regulatory and public policy. Aline's experience is derived from her similar previous position in a major international law firm, and from her former roles at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and as an in-house lawyer in Japan Tobacco International.
Aline has been listed as a recommended trade and public affairs lawyer in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. She is mentioned in a number of articles on international trade and EU regulatory issues, and has been featured in French national newspapers, as well as on French international radio.