10 Mar 2019 | 19:30 - 20:15 | Sustainability & Smart Cities in the Middle East
Amir Kordvani will be covering the sustainability theme and will focus on water sector privatisation, water management, water governance models (focusing on PPPs), and a review of the experience of selected countries.
Amir leads CMS’s Middle East Projects practice. He has considerable expertise in advising on energy and resources projects in various parts of the world. He has acted for public, private and government clients in mining, oil and gas, power and water industries across Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. He was part of the team advising the State of Queensland on water industry reform and advised newly established government-owned water companies in Queensland on legal issues concerning water distribution and management. He also has extensive experience in advising on PPPs and I(W)PPs including the procurement regime, contractual documentation (including PPAs, WPAs, EPCs and O&M agreements), construction and financing.
Amir holds a PhD in law from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was also a lecturer in 2004 – 2007 and acted as the director of the Centre for Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law at the Melbourne Law School. In 2006, he was on the panel of academic advisors to the Howard Government on climate change and sustainability.