Patton Boggs Attorneys to Facilitate Energy Workshops in Coordination With Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

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    Programs Will Bring Energy and Climate Expertise to the Middle East and North Africa as Queensland and Abu Dhabi Prepare to Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    ABU DHABI, September 9, 2013 – Attorneys from the international law firm of Patton Boggs LLP will partner with Australia’s International Energy Centre to facilitate discussions during upcoming energy workshops hosted by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED).

    The three, day-long workshops, titled “Creating a Global Advantage in Energy, Resources, and Carbon Management” aim to help organizations better understand developments in projects, climate policy, and carbon offsets and their international implications, in addition to providing insights on reducing costs and identifying opportunities within the global projects, energy and carbon management spaces.

    The programs will be held in Abu Dhabi on September 15, 16 and 17, 2013, and will include discussion of such recent developments as Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s plans to re-sign the Queensland-Abu-Dhabi co-operation agreement re-confirming the strong ties between the two regions.

    Patton Boggs Partner Sonia M. Barber and Of Counsel Simon Harrison, as well as Abu Dhabi office Managing Partner William L. Nash III, will lead the workshops in conjunction with representatives from Australia’s International Energy Centre. Discussion leaders will apply Australian and Middle Eastern expertise in global change and energy to identify new opportunities for Australia and the Middle East and North Africa region. In addition to discussion around these key topics, participants will engage in valuable exercises, including an “energy audit” and an emissions trading simulation.

    Members of Patton Boggs’ Energy and the Environment and Environmental Law practice have a deep and comprehensive understanding of matters related to sustainability, carbon and offsetting, finance, commercialization, policy development, risk management and food and water security.

    Trade and Investment Queensland contributed to the program’s planning and implementation. For more information regarding the workshop, please contact

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