Conference Papers, Presentations and Delegate List - available here until 31 July 2021

CONFERENCE PROGRAM including Speaker bios


Session 1

Stanwell's Clean Energy Plans 
Phil Richardson, (General Manager, New Energy Projects, Stanwell Corporation Limited)  overview of Stanwell’s clean energy future.

Energy Transition – the role of State (in all its guises) 
Clare Corke, (Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth) 
As the Energy Transition continues to maintain its momentum, Government support for the transition is evident through the range of funding and other support that is being made available. This session will provide an overview of the options available to players looking for funding as well as touch on key risks and pitfalls connected with such funding support. 


Battery Projects
Dale Gill and Tristan Shepherd (Senior Associates, Ashurst) 
BESS projects in the National Electricity Market, including key development, connection, offtake and EPC considerations for new projects.


Session 2

Leveraging Legal technology in the procurement contracting lifecycle
Tuna Kutsal (Legal Automation Consulting Lead) Herbert Smith Freehills

This session will explore how technology can be adopted by legal and procurement teams to streamline the contracting process and as a result improve efficiency and reduce turnaround times, foster consistency and manage risk. We will share examples of how a data-driven approach to contracting enables value to be created and realised through each stage of the lifecycle and why good preparation as well as the underlying people and process aspects of a solution are critical components to drive meaningful and lasting change.

Frequently overlooked risk management issues in contracts of affreightment, charter parties and sale contracts 
Chris Keane, (Special Counsel, MinterEllison)

Bob Ronai (ICC Incoterms 2020 Drafting Group) 
The background and key changes in the INCOTERMS 2020, and considerations for use by energy and resources sector. 


Session 3

The ESG imperative
Kathryn Pacey and Hilary Searing (Partners, Clayton Utz)
ESG and how do you define it for your stakeholders. How ESG is measured and why ESG is so important, including setting ESG priorities.

Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption and Modern Slavery – what's happening and what to expect?
Jasmine Forde (Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons)
An overview of Australia's laws, how business is approaching risk and compliance and what developments we are seeing in Australia and internationally.

Landholder indemnities in CSG CCAs
Damian Roe (AMPLA QLD Vice-President / Partner, Hopgood Ganim)
The consequences of the 2020 IAG announcement that a number of its subsidiaries would not provide liability insurance cover to landholders who have gas exploration activities on their land. As a result of that decision, the GasFields Commission coordinated discussions between various stakeholders including APPEA, AgForce and IAG in relation to identifying a solution for the issue. As a result of the discussions, a draft indemnity clause has been proposed for inclusion into CCAs where this issue arises. This presentation summarises the proposed indemnity and the issues that should be considered when negotiating a CCA that includes the indemnity.