Energy Law

Finding Critical Minerals for the Energy Transition

Webinar begins at 12:00 pm Central

Past Event

MCLE Credit available

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Hosted by IEL’s Young Energy Professionals’ Practice Committees

Duration: 1 hour

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The energy transition requires a lot of metal, especially copper, cobalt, nickel, and lithium. There is far more demand for these critical minerals than there is supply, which will require more mining, and construction of more mineral processing and battery manufacturing facilities. To meet this demand, end users are investing in or financing mineral projects. This webinar will review the current state of supply and demand for battery metals and copper, the legal and commercial strategies being used to find supply in a constrained market, and the issues facing the development of future mineral production, such as permitting delays and opposition to mineral development.

Webinar begins at 12:00 pm Central
Duration: 1 hour


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Scot Anderson
Womble Bond Dickinson
Denver, CO

Scot Anderson is the Office Managing Partner in Denver. Decades of work in oil, gas, and mining gives Scot a deep understanding of the extractives industries and their role in the energy transition. Scot advises clients on commercial transactions, including the acquisition, divestiture, and financing of natural resource projects. His work on project development covers finance, regulatory compliance, permitting, and operational, commercial and joint venture agreements. He also represents clients in administrative proceedings and federal, state, and tribal courts.

Scot regularly advises on projects throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. He is also working on the development of natural resources in outer space. Prior to joining Womble, Scot was a partner at a global Am Law 50 firm and served as global head of their Energy and Natural Resources industry sector group. He also has ten years of in-house experience at a major international oil and gas company.

Scot is a past president of the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law. He routinely delivers lectures, presentations, and publications on natural resources matters and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy.

Active in his community, Scot works with the International Senior Lawyers Project to provide legal support and extractives related capacity building for developing economies, including Afghanistan, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. He is also engaged with organizations focusing on expanding opportunities for education in Colorado and Africa.

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Niki Roberts
Hogan Lovells
Houston, TX

Niki Roberts guides companies through complex and commercially strategic transactions, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Her experience spans the traditional energy sector and includes upstream and midstream transactions relating to natural resources, services, infrastructure, and corporate transactions. She also advises clients on energy transition matters, including renewable fuels and carbon capture and sequestration.

Niki represents strategic and financial buyers, sellers, and investors in public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, minority investments, joint ventures, and commercial agreements, including with respect to U.S. and international project developers, sponsors, and other investors in energy infrastructure and markets, private equity funds, independent power and gas producers, and multinational companies.

Prior to entering private practice, Niki worked for a strategic offshore company and a private-equity advisor focused on energy investments.

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MCLE Credit

Texas Course Number 174213770. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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