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IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Dubai

March 07-10, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


BLG will be in attendance at the 2023 Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Meeting and Conference in Dubai this spring.

As Canada's Law Firm, BLG delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With over 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond.

We look forward to connecting with our clients and friends during the conference.

If you are interested in speaking with a member of our firm, please contact Jesse Goldman or Sean Muggah.

BLG is actively involved in various sections and committees, and are pleased to participate in the below sessions.

Jesse Goldman: Windfall Taxes on Energy Industry – Wednesday, March 8 (1430 - 1600)

Energy crisis in Europe, broken supply chains and disruption of commodity markets due to political tensions and stress - while certain businesses may benefit from spikes in pricing other may struggle with increased costs and inflation of energy and commodity prices. Obvious that governments may feel urged to act and respond to these challenges. Obvious also that sectors that may temporarily benefit attract scrutiny and may become subject to heavy taxation to share the pain others may feel for other reasons.

The panel session will address legislative approaches to tax windfall gains in the energy industry in selected jurisdictions on all continents and the challenges they pose to the energy industry.

Sean Muggah: Green Hydrogen – The Fuel to Future – Wednesday, March 8 (1630 - 1800)

Overview of ongoing and contemplated green hydrogen/ammonia projects in the Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Challenges of developing a globally integrated legal and regulatory framework (green hydrogen definition, government incentives).

What is the best use of green hydrogen/ammonia – is using green hydrogen for power generation sensible?