Notwithstanding the prolonged reforms of the legal and regulatory framework governing the energy sector in Nigeria, especially due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), international and local companies continue to find and take advantage of several investment opportunities. Such opportunities arise amidst substantial legal risks and regulatory challenges. How has the industry capitalized on the opportunities and dealt with the legal risks and regulatory challenges? Looking ahead, what are the options to be considered in creating a fair and effective legal/regulatory framework in the mid and long-term to enhance investments and growth in the industry? At this two day event to holding at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria, between 9th and 10th April 2013, from 9:00am daily, representatives of oil and gas as well as Power companies will meet with Nigerian financial, legal and insurance experts to discuss some of the perennial challenges facing the sector today, and point the directions for their future closer interface in a robust and reformed energy industry. Legal Blitz publishers of Esq Legal Practice Magazine hereby invites you to participate at this all important event.
Issues to be discussed include:
What are the implications of the extant legal and regulatory uncertainties on international petroleum industry expansion and volatile oil prices, including the shale oil and gas revolution e.t.c. for Nigeria?,
How can Nigeria continue to attract investments and sustain the growth and development of its energy sector amidst competition from other Sub-Saharan African countries?,
What are the opportunities and relevant challenges in a viable and robust Nigerian energy industry?,
How can the law and governmental policies effectively sustain investments and operations in the offshore and frontier acreages?
What are the challenges and solutions needed for a viable domestic refining and petrochemical sub-sector?
What role will the local players play in the future prosperity of the energy sector in Nigeria?
How are the proposed reforms in the Gas Sector built to ensure liberalisation and ultimately industrialization.
How will the emerging legal and regulatory regime affect producers, transporters, distributors and large-scale users of gas?
What developments are being proposed and being made with respect to infrastructure.
With Power in the hands of private investors, is Nigeria set for industrialization?
How will the industry capitalize on the opportunities and deal with the legal risks and regulatory challenges?
Looking ahead, what are the options to be considered in creating a fair and effective competition regime amongst the successor companies and meet the challenges of capacity?
How attractive is the market to retain international finance?
Are Nigerian Banks truly equipped to play a major role in the sector?
How do we address the legal risks and regulatory challenges in the Nigerian Power Sector in the light of the current legal and business environment?
Given the long lead times and infeasibility of storing electricity, raising capital for power projects creates a bottle neck. What viable options are open to investors to source funds for power projects in the financial and capital markets in Nigeria?
This event will feature in-depth discussions, essential updates and debates on all critical issues affecting the energy sector today and provide arrays of options to maximise stakeholder’s interest in the industry. The summit will consist of keynote addresses and special paper presentations with a heavy weight panel deliberating on the paper before opening up the floor for further discussions. The high profile speakers and panellists will share their well researched thoughts.