2015 EBA Primer: Energy Trading

2015-12-07 13:00:00 2015-12-08 12:00:00 America/Chicago 2015 EBA Primer: Energy Trading - EBA **For a full listing of events visit http://eba-net.org/calendar Law Offices of Bracewell & Giuliani 711 Louisiana St, #2300 Houston, TX 77002 EBA - Energy Bar Association - houston admin@eba-net.org
Dates:  Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location:  Law Offices of Bracewell & Giuliani 711 Louisiana St, #2300 Houston, TX 77002
Houston Chapter

 Thank you for your interest in this program.  Online registration is now closed for this event, however you may still register onsite.

Please contact the EBA office at 202.223.5625 to inquire about registration for this event.

 

 

 

Overview

In this primer, energy lawyers will learn the fundamentals of energy trading. Our faculty will introduce participants to the purposes and benefits of trading, basic concepts in trading, the energy products that are commonly traded, and the markets in which they are traded. Our faculty will discuss how trades are documented, and who the major trading platforms are and how they operate. Finally, we will provide more detailed discussion of trading in natural gas, oil, and electricity.
 
Registration
 
 
 

Registration Fees

Unless otherwise noted, registration fees include all meals, networking breaks, networking reception and meeting handouts.
  EBA Member Non-Member
Attorney $350 $395
Non-Attorney $375 $425
Young Attorney-Private* $275 $300
Gov't/Student $100 $125

*Those who graduated from law school within the last three years.

 

Three Ways to Register:

Fax your completed registration form with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596
Mail your registration form and payment to EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036 
 

Monday, December 7, 2015

 
Noon – 1:00 pm BOXED LUNCH AND NETWORKING HOUR
 
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
DANIEL FRANK, EBA Primer Coordinator, Partner, Sutherland
 
1:10 pm – 2:00 pm INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TRADING
This session will address what “energy trading” is and why energy attorneys should understand the fundamentals of energy trading. Our faculty will outline the purposes and benefits of trading transactions. Throughout the discussion, the faculty will provide examples of trading to illustrate the concepts being discussed, highlight trading concepts related to current approaches and theories of regulators and market monitors to claims of “market manipulation,” and explain how competitive trading is distinguished from manipulative behavior.
CAILEEN N. GAMACHE, Chadbourne & Park LLP
NOHA SIDHOM, Inertia Power, LP
 
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm BREAK
 
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm ENERGY TRANSACTIONS
In this session, our faculty will explore in greater depth the types of transactions entered into in the energy industry, including standardized products, physical and financial products, and customized transactions. Our faculty also will explain the personnel and their roles, from front office to back office.
CATHERINE KRUPKA, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
CHLOE CROMARTY, Mercuria
CHRISTIAN MCMURRAY, Occidental
 
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm BREAK
 
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm PRODUCTS – WHAT THEY ARE AND SOME OF THE LINGO
In this session, our faculty will explain in greater detail the various products being traded, both physical and financial. This session will provide a solid introduction to common trading lingo.
WES ALLEN, Red Wolf Energy Trading
GREGORY K. LAWRENCE, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 
5:00 – 5:15 pm Q&A AND WRAP UP OF DAY ONE
 
5:30 - 7:00 pm NETWORKING RECEPTION
Hosted by Bracewell & Giuliani and the Houston Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.
For Primer Attendees, the reception is included in the registration fee.  Non-Primer attendees may register online at: www.eba-net.org/2015-eba-energy-primer-financial-trading  
Registration:  $15 member/non-member
7:00 pm DINNER ON YOUR OWN
 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

 
7:30 am – 8:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 
8:00 am – 8:10 am REVIEW OF DAY ONE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
DAN FRANK, EBA Primer Coordinator, Partner, Sutherland
 
8:10 am – 9:30 am REGULATORS
In this session, our faculty will discuss the relevant regulators in the energy trading markets.

Robert E. Pease, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

 

9:30 am – 9:45 am BREAK
 
9:45 am – 10:30 am TRADING DOCUMENTATION
In this session, our faculty will provide an introduction to the key trading agreements commonly used in energy transactions.
DAVID M. PERLMAN, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
 
10:30 am – 10:40 am BREAK
 
10:40 am – 11:00 am TRADING PLATFORMS
In this session, our faculty will provide an overview of the major energy trading platforms.

John N. Estes III, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

11:00 am – Noon TRADING DEMO
Our primer will conclude with a live demonstration of the execution of an energy trade. Participants will be able to view the same screen shots that traders commonly use. 
NOHA SIDHOM, Inertia Power, LP
 

Special Event

A Networking Reception will be held on Monday, December 7th, immediately following the first day of programming.  All are welcome at the reception.  The reception fee is included in the Primer registration fee.  There is a small fee for non-Primer attendees wishing to attend the reception. 
 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

This program is approved for 8.0 hours of CLE credit for TX, PA and CA, and is pending approval for VA and NY. 
 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing by November 24, 2015. Please send cancellation requests to admin@eba-net.org.
 

Location:

JW Marriott Houston Downtown
806 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is located in the South tower of Pennzoil Place, located at 711 Louisiana Street.  Upon arrival, please proceed to the 23rd floor.  Our receptionist will be expecting your arrival.
Parking:   Theatre District Parking, Entrance 4 - enter on Capitol at Louisiana

Hotel Information:

PLEASE NOTE:  If you have any difficulty getting into the room block, please contact Lisa Levine at llevine@eba-net.org.
EBA has arranged for a block of sleeping rooms at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown.  To make your reservation within the room block please call 877-622-3056 or follow this link:  https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14235068
 

Contact:

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Brittany Banasik at (202) 499-5847 or email at bbanasik@eba-net.org.