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MHC energy-investment conference speakers named
Eoin Cassidy, conference chair and head of the energy-sector team at Mason Hayes & Curran

24 Aug 2023 / corporate law Print

MHC energy-investment conference speakers named

Business-law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the agenda for its upcoming Future of Energy Investment in Ireland conference taking place at the Clayton Hotel, Cork City on 14 September (10.30am-3pm).

The conference will bring together industry leaders, legal experts and policymakers to discuss and address the current challenges and opportunities in the sector.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Michael McGrath (Minister for Finance), and
  • Simon Mundy (journalist and author of Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation and Profit on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis).

This is first year that the annual conference will be held in Cork. Broadcaster Jonathan Healy will be the event’s MC.

Cluster of energy infrastructure

Eoin Cassidy (partner and head of MHC energy sector team) said: “With its strategic geographical location and a well-established cluster of energy infrastructure, businesses and research facilities, Cork is an important hub for energy investment in Ireland.

“The region is home to a wide range of renewable-energy initiatives, from wind farms to solar-energy projects and bioenergy plants, and has a thriving culture of innovation, research and development.”

Panellists Include:

  • Gillian Kinsella (senior policy manager, Bord Gáis Energy),
  • Michael Walsh (chair, Port of Cork),
  • Paul Lennon (head of offshore wind, hydrogen and long-term storage, ESB),
  • Des Cox (planning and environmental lead, EirGrid),
  • Chelsey O’Doherty (senior associate, construction, infrastructure and utilities, Mason Hayes & Curran).

‘Opportunities and challenges for energy FDI in Ireland’ panellists:

  • Cáit Caden (business reporter, Irish Examiner),
  • Seán Maguire (managing director, Impax Asset Management),
  • Paul O’Donnell (partner, Schroders Greencoat),
  • Donal O’Sullivan (head of development, Statkraft Ireland),
  • Austin Coughlan (head of Irish investments, Temporis Capital),
  • Kevin Mangan (partner and co-head of tax, Mason Hayes & Curran).

‘Legal review of the status of Ireland’s energy transition’ panellists from Mason Hayes & Curran:

  • Peter McLay (partner, construction, infrastructure and utilities),
  • Emer Shelly (partner, corporate governance and ESG),
  • Rob McDwyer (partner, construction, infrastructure and utilities),
  • Jay Sattin (partner, planning and environment).

Find out more or register at MHC.ie/Energy23.

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