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Ean S. Mac Pherson

Ean Mac Pherson is a partner of the Finance & Projects Group and a co-head of the Renewable and Clean Energy Group in Tokyo. As the co-head of the Renewable and Clean Energy Group, he regularly presents at leading industry conferences. Together with his fellow Tokyo office partners, he has published regular newsletters and updates on Japanese renewable energy law changes to help guide foreign companies investing in the Japanese market. He is particularly active in offshore wind industry conferences and events, and he has issued a number of detailed publications on the development of this sector in Japan. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office, Ean worked for the litigation and arbitration practice group in the Baker McKenzie Bangkok office between 1995 and 1998 and the major projects/corporate practice group at Baker McKenzie Sydney office between 1999 and 2003. Whilst working in the Baker McKenzie Sydney office, Ean was seconded to act as Australian General Counsel for the Australian division of a major Japanese trading house with extensive interests in the Australian mining, forestry, commodities trading and energy sectors. During his time in the Baker & McKenzie Tokyo office, he spent three years on part time secondment to one of Japan's largest power utilities.

As the penetration of renewable energy increases, maintaining grid reliability becomes ever more challenging and costly. This Baker McKenzie report highlights key opportunities and challenges for the energy storage sector both from a global perspective and from the perspective of several key jurisdictions, and the significance of its role in enabling the energy transition.