There are many questions surrounding potential legal issues that would prevent smooth sailing for the implementation of California’s cap-and-trade program. Litigation from industry groups, compliance businesses and environmental groups and the recent ruling on the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) are all being closely watched as potential upsets for the program. In this session, legal experts and analysts will lead a discussion on the status of current legal issues and expectations on how they may affect the cap-and-trade program.
Jean-Philippe is senior counsel in Linklaters’ energy sector and head of the U.S. environmental and climate change law practice. JP’s work focuses on carbon finance, renewable energy and commodities. He is a registered lobbyist in California and Chambers ranks him as one of the best lawyers in the U.S. in the climate change area. Prior to joining Linklaters, JP was Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Global Commodities business where he sat on the power desk and helped establish Goldman’s U.S. carbon trading operations. At Goldman, JP originated, ran and closed a number of highly complex environmental commodities transactions involving assets located in the U.S. and globally.