Uruguay: A Successful Case on Energy Transition
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 20 November 2018
Centre for Commercial law Studies, Queen Mary University of London , Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Presented by Gonzalo Irrazabal, Head of the Corporate & Energy Department at Irrazabal & Asociados, this lecture will focus on Uruguay and its progress as a leader in South America in renewable energy.
Over the past ten years, Uruguay has significantly diversified its energy matrix, transforming itself into a leader in renewable energy.
Many foreign investors, as well as local companies and the state, have invested in the energy sector– such as wind and solar power– changing many aspects of the Uruguayan economy. By doing so, Uruguay has been able to reduce its oil dependency and create new business opportunities.
The speaker will also give some insight into his professional experience, useful for any law student interested in pursuing an international career in this field.
About the speaker: Gonzalo Irrazabal is a Queen Mary University of London alumni. He is the head of the Corporate & Energy Department at Irrazabal & Associados (a legal and accounting firm in Uruguay). Between 2012 and 2014, he worked as an associate lawyer at the firm Guyer & Regules, in the Corporate & Banking Department.
He recently worked for the Energy Charter Secretariat as an assistant of the Principal and Legal Coordinator of the Knowledge Centre Unit (“KC”), helping to establish a regular contact between the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Uruguayan government to explore different ways of cooperation.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.