Webinar Series

Best Practices in EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects

Learn all about EPC contracts for power and energy projects and the most impactful risks affecting public power.

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Series Description

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts are used to develop power and energy projects. They set forth the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of the parties, define the scope of work, allocate risk, and establish the financial obligations and entitlements of the parties. Understanding the concepts, provisions, and mechanisms that are regularly used in an EPC contract is critical to successfully developing a project from inception to commercial operation. 

This two-part series will provide an overview of the different structures and pricing models for EPC contracts for power and energy projects and the most impactful risks affecting public power. Learn best practices for drafting EPC contract provisions, common problem areas that result in claims and major disputes, and techniques for avoiding issues. Hear real-world examples of major claims and disputes involving power and energy projects and how they were resolved.

The two-part series recorded in 2019, includes the following webinars:

  • EPC Contracts: Fundamentals of Power & Energy
  • EPC Contracts: Avoiding & Managing Claims

Recommended for

  • Public power engineering and operations personnel
  • Project development and construction executives
  • Senior project managers
  • Owner representatives
  • Legal counsel
  • EPC contractors
  • Project lenders and project insurers

Speaker

Judah Lifschitz, Esq. is Principal and Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram and has extensive experience representing clients in the power and energy sector with regard to EPC contracts and construction of power plants. Mr. Lifschitz’s clients include utilities, merchant energy owners, and developers. Mr. Lifschitz’s experience includes winning one of the largest liquidated damages awards in the history of the construction industry relating to the late completion of a 1,080-megawatt combined cycle power plant in NY.

Purchase the series: $160 for members; $320 for nonmembers

Contact Us

Have questions or would like to purchase individual webinars? Contact 202-467-2997 or [email protected]

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Webinar #1: Best Practice in EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects 

Recording length: 1 hour, 28 minutes

Engineering, procurement and construction contracts (“EPC Contracts”) are utilized for the development of power and energy projects. They set forth the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of the parties, defines the scope of work, allocates risk among the parties, and sets forth the financial obligations and entitlements of the parties. Understanding the provisions, mechanisms, and concepts regularly utilized in an EPC contract is critical to successfully developing a project from inception to commercial operation. 

This webinar analyzes EPC Contracts and their provisions, techniques, and principles; discusses best practices for negotiating and drafting an EPC Contract for a power and energy project; and anticipates problem areas and potential claim and techniques for avoiding them.

Speaker

  • Judah Lifschitz, Esq. Principal and Co-President at Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

 

Webinar #2: EPC Contracts: Avoiding & Managing Claims

Recording length: 1 hour, 24 minutes

Power and energy projects involve highly complex systems and equipment, major costs and time demands, and new technologies, and therefore involve a significant risk of claims and disputes during construction. This webinar identifies key risks and obstacles to achieving the construction of a successful power and energy project, the competing legitimate self-interests of the contracting parties, the most consequential contract provisions relating to the parties’ competing goals, and strategies and tactics for avoiding, mitigating, and resolving claims.

Speaker

  • Judah Lifschitz, Esq. Principal and Co-President at Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

 

Purchase the series: $160 for members; $320 for nonmembers

Contact Us

Have questions or would like to purchase individual webinars? Contact 202-467-2997 or [email protected]