New Era of Offshore Wind Power Projects in Europe, Japan, and the U.S.

Japan is the latest country to pass a new law, “the Act regarding the Promotion of Use of Sea Areas to Develop Offshore Renewable Energy Facilities" (Saiene Kaiiki Riyou Hou), to promote the development of large scale offshore wind power projects.  This global trend will continue for years to come.

This seminar will include insights from practice experts who are currently engaged in offshore wind projects in Europe, Japan and the U.S. We will focus on (a) the lessons learned from the first offshore wind market in Europe and how the latest trends there are shaping the growing international market, (b) the growing opportunities in the U.S. and how to navigate the complex regulatory environment at state and federal levels to build winning projects and (c) how to develop successful offshore wind projects under the upcoming new auction market system in Japan.


(With English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation)


14:00-14:10 Introduction
Joseph Kim (Partner, Tokyo)
14:10-14:40 Lessons learned on the project side / do's and don’ts in project contracts
Alex Wong (Partner, Singapore)
14:40-15:10 Overview of the U.S. offshore wind market - opportunities and challenges
Brian Chappell (Partner, Baltimore)
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break 


New Era of Offshore Wind Projects in Japan:  The Impact of the Auction System and How to Win in Auctions
Chiyokazu Shindo (Senior Associate, Tokyo)
16:00-16:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sean Conaty (Partner, Tokyo)

Panelist: Joseph Kim (Partner, Tokyo), Brian Chappell (Partner, Baltimore), Alex Wong (Partner, Singapore), Chiyokazu Shindo (Senior Associate, Tokyo)


Questions & Answers

16:50-17:00       Closing Remarks
Matthew Cottis (Partner, London)

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