CIArb News

CIArb Taiwan Chapter’s Evening Talk on Hot Topics in Offshore Wind Power

24 Aug 2021

The Taiwan Chapter was very honored to co-host with the iADR® on 12 August 2021 a special evening talk on the “Hot Topics in Offshore Wind Power” as a perfect wrap up of a six-week wind power course organised by the Taiwan Bar College. The talk was conducted online with participants joining conveniently from home or office.

Dr Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of the Taiwan Chapter) first gave a brief introduction to the contract structure of and the roles played by each stakeholder in a wind power project and explained that foreign developers generally favor alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and prefer to have a multi-tiered dispute resolution clause in their contracts. Thereafter, as a welcome note, Mr Wei-Hsien Lu (Secretary-General of the Taiwan Wind Energy Association) and Alison Chang FCIArb (former Head of the Taiwan Chapter YMG, North Asia Representative of the ICC YAF) shared their respective experiences in the wind energy sector and in selecting arbitration as the method of dispute resolution for the energy sector, and welcomed conference participants to join this increasingly popular, ambitious, and innovative field.

The talk was then organised into four parts, with each speaker sharing their experiences, insights, and advice on one specific topic. Ms Janice Lin (Partner at Tsar and Tsai Law Firm) described the financing aspects of offshore wind power projects.  Ms Jennifer Li (Associate Partner at Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law) identified several key challenges in wind power development cases. Mr Simon Yu (Partner at Jones Day) elaborated on key factors of power purchase agreements. The talk was a great success and was well-attended by approximately three hundred participants, of which 80 are members of the Taipei Bar Association.

From top left to bottom right: Dr. Helena Chen FCIArb (Convenor of the Taiwan Chapter), Ms. Alison Chang FCIArb (former Head of the Taiwan Chapter YMG, North Asia Representative of the ICC YAF), Mr. Wei-Hsien Lu (Secretary-General of the Taiwan Wind Energy Association), Mr. Simon Yu (Partner at Jones Day), Ms. Jennifer Li (Associate Partner at Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law), and Ms. Janice Lin (Partner at Tsar & Tsai Law Firm)

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