Challenges in the 21st Century - Main challanges operating energy projects

Main challenges operating energy projects: what a board member of a power company should know
There is little doubt that the energy industry is facing some unprecedented challenges, including managing companies in an environment of volatile prices; leveraging innovative technology to improve production and lower costs; deciding whether to switch to renewables considering society´s demands for cleaners source of energies etc. All of such challenges have become major issues that boards must face, including compliance and transparency; protecting intellectual rights; dealing with communities; cyber-crime, etc. This panel will address the main trends and challenges that the boards of energy companies, and their legal advisor, are subject to under the current environment.
Sarah A W FittsDebevoise & Plimpton, New York; North American Regional Representative, IBA Power Law Commitee
José Luis VittorHogan Lovells, Houston, Texas; Chair, IBA Water Law Committee
Alfredo del Carril Gerente Legal, ENAP, Santiago
Shane FreitagBorden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, Ontario; Council Member, IBA Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)
Michael Shadbolt Vice President and General Counsel, Northland Power Inc, Toronto, Ontario
Brian WeihsManaging Director, Office Head, Kroll, Mexico City