Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in GMT.

8:20 AM
Registration and morning networking
9:00 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Robert Allen, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

9:05 AM
Panel I: Global trends in climate change litigation and activism


Robert Allen, Partner, Simmons & Simmons


Robert Blood, Founder and Managing Director, SIGWATCH

Alex Cooper, Lawyer - Corporate/Finance and Climate Change, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative CCLI

Dr Benjamin Franta, Head of the Climate Litigation Lab at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford 

9:50 AM
Presentation: The UK climate litigation landscape: where are all the claims?

Michael Fenn, Partner, Pinsent Masons

10:10 AM
Presentation: Managing climate risk from a legal perspective: Strategies for in-house legal teams

Adam Woodhall, Chief Executive, Lawyers for Net Zero

10:30 AM
Coffee and networking break
10:55 AM
Panel II: Developments in activists’ climate change litigation strategies


Rupert Stuart-Smith, Research Associate in Climate Science and the Law, Oxford Sustainable Law Programme


James Alexander, Chief Executive, UKSIF

Jake White, Head of Legal (Advocacy & Campaigns), WWF-UK

Kenny Henderson, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

11:40 AM
Panel III: Engaging with activist investors and pressure groups


Vesselina Haralampieva, Senior Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


Till Hufnagel, Partner, Petrus Advisers

Kate McKenzie, Deputy Director, Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI), Managing Editor, Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR)

Ed Gemmell, Leader, The Climate Party

12:25 PM
Networking & lunch
1:45 PM
Presentation: Not just green hype: How corporates should now expect to be challenged on all their ethical claims

Robert Blood, Founder and Managing Director, SIGWATCH

2:10 PM
Panel IV: Greenwashing: specific areas of potential liability


Iain Connor, Partner, Pinsent Masons


Leon Kamhi, Executive Director: Head of Responsibility at Federated Hermes Limited

Alex Woolgar, Director, IP and Technology/Disputes, ESG practice co-lead, Deloitte Legal

Jarek Olszowka, Head of Sustainable Finance, Nomura International

Alasdair Cameron, Climate Change Policy Adviser, The Law Society

2:55 PM
Afternoon tea and networking
3:20 PM
Presentation - The status of U.S. climate litigation

Professor Michael Gerrard, Founder and Faculty Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Professor of Environmental and Energy Law, Columbia Law School

3:40 PM
Panel V: Best practice disclosure, data sourcing and reporting to minimise risk


Professor Francesco Sindico, Founder and Director of the Climate Change Litigation Initiative & Professor of International Law, Strathclyde University Law School, Glasgow


Mike Clark FIA, Founder Director, Ario Advisory

Ruth Knox, Partner, ESG & Impact Practice, Kirkland and Ellis

Brandon Horwitz, Senior Adviser and Non-Executive Director, Fund Boards Council

4:25 PM
Chair’s closing remarks

Robert Allen, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

4:30 PM
Close of proceedings