EMART Energy offers EFET legal training seminar and netting summit for German energy lawyers

Published: Thu 07 Nov 2013
A blog entry by Annemarie Roodbol

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850+ traders to gather in Berlin to discuss future of energy landscape

The upcoming EMART Energy offers a legal training seminar and a high-level Legal Netting Summit especially for the German trading market, both presented by industry body EFET.  This leading annual meeting place for the energy trading sector will gather more than 850 traders from 26-27 November in Berlin, Germany.   

Legal training seminar
The legal training seminar will take place on 25 November, a day before EMART Energy kicks off, and offers traders an opportunity to understand all supporting EFET documentation to assist in negotiations and minimise risk exposure.  

Known as the EFET workshop on Master Trading Agreements & the Expanded Universe of EFET Form Documentation – it is a full-day legal training seminar for those who negotiate contracts and document trades in the European energy markets.  

The presenters of the workshop will be Brett Hillis, Partner and Nic Horsfield, Associate of Reed Smith.

The workshop is targeted at: energy trading lawyers, contract negotiators, back office personnel, contracts administration managers, risk and credit managers and all those who negotiate contracts and document trades in the European energy markets.

Legal Netting Summit
For participants who are active in the German market, EMART Energy also offers a Legal Netting Summit:  Netting of Energy Transactions in Germany, presented by EFET Deutschland on 26 November with contributions from two Members of Parliament (CDU and SPD) and the Director of the Ministry of Justice.

This summit will cover the status quo for netting of energy trading transactions in Germany and the need for clarification in the future Insolvency Law Reforms.  The session is held in German because of the excellent speaker line-up and the German focus.

Legal Netting Summit programme:

Tuesday 26 November, from 09h00  

Chairman: Jan Haizmann, Member of the Board, EFET, Belgium

09h00:  What is the status quo for netting of energy trading transactions in Germany – where is the need for clarification in the future Insolvency Law Reform
Speaker:  Marc Benzler, Partner, Clifford Chance, Germany

09h30:  German Supreme Court Ruling (BGH) regarding the Close-Out in Insolvency Cases
Speaker:  Markus Gehrlein, Judge, German Supreme Court

10h00:  Coffee break

10h30:  Panel discussion

Speakers:
-  Burkhard Lischka, Member of Parliament (SPD), Germany
-  Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, Member of Parliament (CDU), Germany
-  Marc Benzler, Partner, Clifford Chance, Germany
-  Markus Gehrlein, Judge, German Supreme Court
-  Klaus Wimmer, Director, German Ministry of Justice, Germany
-  Max Liesenhoff, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Germany


EMART Energy dates and location:
Legal seminar:  Monday 25 November, 10h00 – 18h00
Legal Netting Summit:  Tuesday 26 November, from 09h00  
Opening session:  Tuesday 26 November, 11h45 – 13h15
Conference and exhibition:   26-27 November
Location: Estrel Convention Center, Sonnenallee 225, Berlin, Germany
Web:  www.emart-energy.com

Contact:
Communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone :  +27 21 700 3558
Email:  annemarie.roodbol@clarionevents.com