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Hydrogen continues to gain momentum with a number of countries accelerating hydrogen policy developments and scaling up production capabilities. With this comes a rise in pioneer hydrogen projects across the globe seeking to build up supply chains and reduce the costs.

It is clear that hydrogen will remain an essential component of the energy transition and that it will be play a leading role in the race to decarbonization.

Please join us on 15 February for a 45 minute webinar in which our industry-focused practitioners will discuss the potential of adapting and developing existing market structures and models to the new hydrogen market, as well as key issues emerging from pioneer hydrogen projects.



Klaus-Dieter Borchardt is a Senior Energy Advisor at the European & Competition Law Practice in the Baker McKenzie Brussels office. He joined the Firm in 2020. Klaus-Dieter worked for 33 years at the European Commission, including four years at the European Court of Justice. When he left the European Commission, he was Deputy Director General for Energy. Klaus-Dieter is also an expert in EU Law, having spent 12 years in the Commissions' Legal Service where he was responsible for state aid, internal market and agriculture. He is a Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-University, author of a standard textbook on EU Law and co-editor of a commentary of the EU Treaties.


Tanya Denning, a Partner at Baker McKenzie, is a recognised expert in the energy and resources sector with over 20 years' experience and strong relationships with industry participants and regulators. She has a reputation as one of Australian's market leading experts in energy, particularly in cross border, multi-jurisdictional transaction, and projects and transaction that break new ground and require a solutions driven, innovative approach. Tanya provides an end-to-end specialist advice covering the full value chain of oil & gas (including LNG), electricity & new energy and resources, and has an acute understanding of the sensitivities and motivations of market players across these industries. Tanya has acted extensively on developing energy sector businesses; energy and resources M&A transactions; power generation (including renewables), energy storage and energy network (electricity and gas) project development, construction, operation and asset management; mining project development; wholesale energy trading and contracting (physical commodity and derivative contracts for electricity and gas including corporate PPAs, electricity retail sale, gas supply and gas transportation); connection application and agreements for the electricity grid; retail energy advisory work and contracting including new energy retail services; and energy and resources market regulatory reform and advisory work. Tanya's broad experience means that she has worked on various projects and supply, storage and transport matters across Australia and offshore, with current market knowledge of the negotiating positions and regulatory issues that arise and the solutions to address them. Tanya's experience has gained her leading recognition as Best Lawyers Australia 'Lawyer of the Year' in Oil & Gas for Melbourne from 2018 to 2020, listed in Best Lawyers Australia for 'Energy Law', 'Mining Law', 'Oil & Gas' and 'Natural Resources Law' since 2015 as well as 'Projects Lawyer of the Year', 2017 by Lawyers Weekly. Tanya is also the National President of AMPLA (Energy, Renewables & Resources Lawyers Association) and trusted advisor to several major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and electricity markets.


James P. O’ Brien chairs the Firm’s Global Projects Practice Group. He serves as counsel in major project and infrastructure transactions such as power generation and waste recycling facilities. Both on behalf of project sponsors and lenders, Mr. O’Brien has led moving complex projects through development, project financing and operation. He has also been lead counsel on limited recourse project financings, using traditional bank debt, leveraged leases and Rule 144A capital markets issues. And during project development, he has successfully managed complex siting, permitting and transaction issues.


Philip is a Partner based in the London office who specialises in transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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