David Bone, a Partner at Harper Macleod and one of Scotland's leading renewable energy lawyers, has been invited to Hamburg to take part in a special event featuring wind energy experts from around Europe.
This year's WindEurope Summit, the world's largest wind energy conference and expo, takes place in the German city from 27-29 September. Hamburg is renowned as a global industrial hub for the wind energy sector.
David, referred to in Chambers UK guide to the legal profession as 'a leading light in the sector', has been invited by multinational law firm Fieldfisher to speak at its WindEnergy Day Volume 1 seminar in the city on 28 September. He'll be joined by experts from France, Belgium, Italy, England, Africa and Germany to talk about current developments in each of the countries.
The event will also hear from figures in the banking sector about their view on the current wind market, while Tobias Schadewaldt, a former Olympic sailor now working in the sector will share his wind experiences.
David said: "I'm delighted to have been invited to bring a Scottish perspective to this event. When it comes to wind energy, Hamburg is the only place to be for the three days of the Summit and it will be fascinating to see exactly how experts from the rest of Europe view both their own current prospects and those of Scotland and UK.
"Clearly we face particular challenges in light of the political environment in the UK, but the market is opening up for investment opportunities and it's a good opportunity to make people aware of these. Meanwhile, Brexit may just focus the UK government's mind on the need to ensure our energy security and focus on the cheapest forms of new electricity, regardless of how middle England feels about onshore wind."