CLE Webinar: Joint Development Agreements in Renewable Energy Projects
Event Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay
The rapidly growing renewable-energy industries in America offer exciting opportunities to smaller developers, owners and operators — whose projects, lacking the capital and resources of the big players, generally require Joint Development Agreements. These relatively short-term joint ventures can be time-consuming, costly and frustrating to structure and negotiate, while the clients and their deals may not be able to handle large transaction costs. Rimon's Buz Barclay and the other expert panelists will bring their experience to the table to help practitioners see around a few corners for their clients and identify which laundry list issues are — and are not —important enough to spend scarce time and money trying to win.
Among other issues, this CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel structuring joint development agreements (JDAs) for renewable energy projects. The panel will examine the critical terms for JDAs and discuss key considerations, including partner suitability and approaches to agreement structure. The panel will also address questions such as:
- What are key considerations for counsel negotiating the JDA?
- What issues must a JDA address regarding scope of joint development activities?
- What are the obligations of parties and protections accorded to each?
Buz Barclay focuses on business transactions primarily in the electric power industry and in infrastructure projects, and provides business counsel to a broad array of emerging companies, primarily in the sustainable technology space. His multi-disciplinary practice includes start-up business counseling and financing, joint ventures, mergers and corporate and asset acquisitions, project development, project restructuring, project finance, private equity and venture capital investing. He has guided energy companies through initial public offerings in the US, and guided US energy companies through IPOs in Canada. Mr. Barclay has experience with fossil fuel technologies, energy efficiency products and services; compressed air, pumped hydro and other energy storage technologies and projects; wind, solar, biomass and other renewable resources; biofuels; coal-to-liquids; fuel cells; waste-to-energy; district heating and cooling systems; combined (clean) heat and power and distributed generation, and independent transmission projects. Read his full biography here