Invited Session: Circular Economy

Pulling Together Private and Public-Private Circular Economy Loop Deals (0.5 CEU)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
16:15 – 16:45
Room 319

Moderator: Stacey Demers, Project Director, SCS Engineers, Virginia

By addressing the increasing focus on facilitating resource efficient circular economy arrangements, private companies and government/private company collaborations are seeking to develop new forms of mutually beneficial transactions. This presentation explains these arrangements in terms of their relationship to key legal /policy issues in supply chain commercial relationships, such as intellectual property rights, environmental regulatory compliance and profiting from public-private facility procurement programs. It illustrates their significance in constantly technologically evolving industries that are presented with resource availability constraints, such as electronics products and energy storage.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Implement strategies based on circular economy thinking, which produce profitable resource planning and efficiency benefits or enhance selected market access
  • Make deals with private companies and enter public-private contractual relationships which fit with the several emerging circular economy public initiatives under way worldwide


Roger Feldman, Esq., Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, Washington, D.C.

Roger Feldman

Roger Feldman has chaired the international project finance groups of three major U.S. law firms, specializing in the development of energy and environment facilities. A past Chairman of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships and director of the American Council for Renewable Energy, Feldman heads the American Bar Association’s Committee on Energy/Infrastructure Sustainability and Reliability, which has conducted a series on the circular economy legal framework for both inter corporate and international collaboration in the integration of the production and disposal cycles to achieve efficient resource use.