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As the world transitions to a carbon-neutral economy, London-based Partner and Chair of the EMEA EMI Group Andy Moody is joined by knowledgeable lawyers to explore trends, risks and opportunities for companies active in the energy, mining and infrastructure sector in EMEA markets that wish to embed efficient sustainability strategies at the heart of their business strategies.

Episode 2: Battery Storage

As battery energy storage systems become increasingly crucial to grid resilience and a key driver in the race to achieving the Net Zero target by 2050, the case for energy companies to consider battery storage as a valuable addition to their sustainable investments portfolios is very strong.

In this episode we explore key challenges and opportunities when developing battery storage initiatives in EU markets, regulatory frameworks for battery storage investments and support schemes that make a significant difference to the success of an energy company’s projects.

The episode features: Andy Moody (Partner, London office, Head of Disputes and Chair, EMEA Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Group) and Claire Dietz-Polte (Partner, Berlin office, member of the Baker McKenzie Public Law Practice and co-head of the German Energy & Infrastructure team).

For further reading on the topic, please see our report: Battery Storage: A Global Enabler of the Energy Transition

Episode 1: Gas, Hydrogen, and Other Fuels under the EU Taxonomy

In this episode, Andy Moody (Partner, London; Head of Disputes and Chair, EMEA Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Group) and William-James Kettlewell (Associate, Brussels; Member of the Baker McKenzie Energy Transition Group) explore the impact of the EU Taxonomy mechanism on businesses that are active in the energy and renewables sectors, as well as risks and opportunities in the energy, mining and infrastructure sector in EMEA.


Andy is a partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. He advises clients on international, commercial and investment treaty arbitration as well as in complex, often multijurisdictional litigation, mediations and expert determinations. He also advises clients on issues pertaining to private and public international law. Andy is recommended in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2018 and individually ranked in the field of International Arbitration by Chambers UK, who describe him as "a 'superb' practitioner," and "very commercial" and also recognized by Legal 500, who call him "an arbitration doyen."


Claire Dietz-Polte is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Public Law and Projects practice and co-head of the German energy and infrastructure practice. Claire leads the GER-AUT Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group and is EMEA Sustainability Lead of the Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation Industry Group. Claire started her career in 2011 in the Energy M&A team of a leading international law firm and worked in the M&A / Energy & Infrastructure practice group of another international law firm from 2013 to 2016.