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The growth in the waste market continues and is starting to achieve a level of standardisation that is prevalent in other PFI sectors. The WIDP standard form is the contractual framework that underpins the risk allocation that bidders in the market are required to adopt. However there are a number of issues in the standard form that affect EfW facilities/solutions in particular which stakeholders need to consider before understanding, pricing and/or accepting such risks.


Benefits of attending:

This class will benefit all those involved in the commercial negotiation of waste projects whether on the public or private sector side. It will also help identify the current market positions that are being developed in light of the various contractual issues involved in the development of EfW projects in the current market.

This half-day programme of discussions will address the issues that various stakeholders face in understanding the role of the standard form and its application to EfW facilities. The class will consist of various examples and discussions relating to how best relevant stakeholders may go about dealing with such matters.

 

Masterclass leaders:

Harvinder Deol, Senior Associate, Infrastructure and Project Finance Team, CMS Cameron McKenna

Harvinder is a senior projects lawyer who has worked extensively in the waste / EfW sector and PFI/PPP transactions. Harvinder works on the key agreements and sub-contracts. Harvinder’s EfW and waste experience includes working with project companies, EPC contractors, funders and all constituent parts of the supply chain in

EfW related projects. Harvinder is currently working on 4 major “live” PFI projects including waste and EfW related projects in the current wave of the UK’s PFI initiative and as a result has extensive knowledge of the key current issues.

Munir Hassan, Partner and Head of Clean Energy, CMS Cameron McKenna

Munir is Head of Clean Energy at CMS Cameron McKenna in London.  He is also a co-head of the CMS Energy Sector Group (Global).  He is a power sector lawyer with a long track record of advising on power projects, renewable energy and climate change, commercial contracts in the power sector and regulatory issues.  He has advised, among others, BP Alternative Energy, E.on, EDP Renovaveis, Exxon, LondonWaste, National Grid, NIE Energy, Pfizer, RWE, Scottish Power, SONI, Statkraft, Statoil, Vattenfall, Veolia and WRG on clean energy matters. 

The CMS Cameron McKenna energy team is one of the most respected in the world and has advised on almost every development in the UK power sector since liberalisation, including the privatisation of the electricity industry in 1990, full retail market opening under the 1998 programme, the Utilities Act 2000 and Energy Act 2004, unbundling requirements, the new electricity trading arrangements (NETA and BETTA), onshore and offshore renewables, carbon capture and storage projects, new nuclear build, the transmission access review and offshore transmission.
 

About CMS Cameron McKenna

CMS is the leading European provider of legal and tax services. CMS Cameron McKenna is the UK-headquartered member of CMS with 10 offices in the UK and Central and Eastern Europe. The firm has 122 Equity Partners and employs over 1,000 fee earners in total.

Our lawyers provide advice across all types of commercial law; banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, environment, immigration, intellectual property, private equity, public procurement, real estate and tax.

With our focus on client service, we were one of the first law firms to embrace the need to also structure our business along industry sector group lines. We have eight industry sector groups; consumer products, energy, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance, insurance and funds, lifesciences, real estate & construction and technology, media & telecoms.

Our practice and sector group matrix enables us to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and markets and to constantly deliver sound and commercially relevant advice from any of our 10 offices. We focus on relationships, not deals, and we are considered more approachable and accessible than many of our competitors. Our clients tell us they like working with us and that we’re often seen as the human face of the law.

As a major law firm, we have responsibilities that extend beyond our client work. We are transparent about our approach to environmental management and we are proud of our community schemes across all of our offices.





 

Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introduction

9:20 The background to the standard form

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Key issues in WIDP standard form affecting EfW:

12:00 Potential pitfalls and resolutions

12:30 Potential negotiation points

13:00 Q&A

13:30 Close of Masterclass

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