The 4th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law
Highlights from 2016
Watch the sessions from 2016:
Opening and Keynote Address
The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union
The Security of Gas Supply
Designing and Obtaining Support for RES and Efficiency
Energy Dispute Resolution
Workshop on the Legal Challenges in Eastern & South-Eastern Europe
This year, the forum included a closed workshop for regulators on markets and regulation, which explored the current legal challenges in Eastern and South Eastern Europe. This included sessions on network unbundling and certification, in addition to examining the markets in transformation.
Session 1: Network Unbundling
- Transmission Unbundling by Marie-Therese Richter (Energy Community Secretariat)
- Distribution Unbundling by Christopher Bremme (Linklaters LLP)
- Designing Network Codes by Adrian Palmer (Baringa Partners)
Session 2: Markets in Transformation
- Legal Challenges in Establishing Organised Electricity Markets and Market Coupling by Dörte Fouquet (Backer Büttner Held)
- State Aid Enforcement in the Energy Sector in South Eastern Europe by Miloš Vučković (Karanovic & Nikolic)
- The Experience with Market Liberalisation in the CEE Region by Jiri Horak (CEZ)
4th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law
The second day of the forum opened with a keynote speech from Dominique Ristori, Director-General, DG Energy on the Energy Union followed by three sessions and a round-table discussion.
Session 1: The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union
The first session will consider the emerging governance of the Energy Union, looking at the possibility of an electricity market design and the role of ACER.
- An Electricity Market Design at Last? by Christopher Riechmann (Frontier Economics)
- A New Role for the Agency by Dennis Hesseling (ACER)
- The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union by Dietmar Prienstorfer (E-Control)
Session 2: Security of Gas Supply
The second session will examine the security of gas supply, particularly the move toward a pan-European security of supply regime, pipelines, and designing LNG contracts.
- Towards a Pan-European Security of Supply Regime by Oliver Koch (DG Energy)
- Pipelines: Between Economics, Law and Diplomacy by Reinhard Mitschek (OMV)
- How to Design LNG Contracts by Andrius Simkus (Energy Community Secretariat)
Session 3: Designing and Obtaining Support for RES and Energy Efficiency
The third session will focus on designing and obtaining support for RES and energy efficiency.
- Renewable Energy Policy: What Comes After Feed-in-Tariffs? by Mario Ragwitz (Fraunhofer)
- Energy Efficiency: How Efficient is the Current Regulatory Framework? by Kristóf Ferenczi (Kinstellar)
Session 4: Energy Dispute Resolution
The final round-table debate will focus on energy dispute resolution, especially as it relates to arbitration, the Russia/Ukraine energy disputes and EU law and arbitration.
- Current Arbitration Cases Under the Energy Charter Treaty by Dörte Fouquet (Becker Büttner Held)
- Energy Dispute Resolution: Is Arbitration Outdated? Karl Pörnbacher (Hogan Lovells)
- Russia Ukraine Energy Disputes by Vitaliy Radchenko (CMS Cameron McKenna)