Shearman & Sterling partnered with the Government of Quebec and Hedge Connection to host a conference entitled “Financing the Future of Mining & Renewable Energy Through Leading Quebec Companies.”
The conference, which drew more than 100 investors, bankers, advisors, companies and government officials, took place in New York on February 13, 2018 and focused on specialty metals and renewable projects and the overlap of the two fields, with significant discussion of the advancement of technologies related to energy storage. Partner Rob Freedman (New York-Project Development & Finance) moderated a renewables investment panel which included Hydro Quebec, 41 North Securities, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Enertech Capital. The event also included a mining investment panel moderated by Resources Quebec with panelists from Caisse de Depot and Resource Capital Funds.
Following the panel discussions, four mining companies (Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium, Galaxy Resources and Mason Graphite) and three renewable energy companies (Boralex, Tugliq Energy Co. and Pyrobium Energies Inc.) gave presentations and engaged with attendees in a series of roundtable discussions.