About the Committee
The mission of the Power Law Committee of the International Bar Association is to provide a forum where energy lawyers with different legal backgrounds from around the world can interact and learn from one another in a setting encouraging collegiality and the friendly exchange of ideas.
Although the power sector may be governed by rules specific to each jurisdiction, the acceptance of international ownership of power companies and plants is now very well-established in many jurisdictions. Similarly, despite the fact that transactional and finance lawyers have become increasingly involved in the power business, there is still the need for highly specialized expertiserelating to regulatory regimes and methodologies, power purchase arrangements, transmission siting, access and pricing, engineering procurement and construction, operation and maintenance, reliability standards and compliance, fuel procurement and hedging arrangements.
Additionally, and very importantly, there is the new global emphasis on sources of renewable energy and demand side management necessary to mitigate climate change.
All of these are topics that the Power Law Committee will explore, hoping to provide its membership with practical and useful advice to better serve clients, and to offer the opportunity for collaboration, networking and friendships among its members.
The Power Law Committee works with the following committees to form the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law: