Vienna Forum on European Energy Law Programme

27- 28 September 2018
Supreme Court of Justice, Vienna

Directed by Leigh Hancher & Dirk Buschle

Thursday, 27 September 2018 – Evening Debate

18.30 – 19.30
The Future of Gas Transit through Ukraine

Chair: Janez Kopač │ Energy Community Secretariat
Peter Kaderjak │ Minister for Energy & Climate, Hungary ‎
Prof. Alan Riley│ Atlantic Council

19.30Cocktail reception

Friday, 28 September 2018 – The 6th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

09.00 – 09.10Welcome and introduction

Dirk Buschle | Energy Community Secretariat

09.10 – 09.30Keynote Address
The Energy Community and legal protection: the role of Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Verica Trstenjak│ Vice-President of the Energy Community Advisory Committee; Former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice; Professor for European Law in Vienna and Ljubljana

Session IThe Great Energy Transition – A Legal & Regulatory Perspective

Chair: Bernd Rajal | Schӧnherr

09.30 – 09.45The Clean Energy Package – the state of play

Jacek Liegmann | European Commission

09.45 – 10.00Legal Questions surrounding the Blockchain

Matthias Lang | Bird & Bird

10.00 – 10.15The Legal Aspects of Promoting Storage

Kristof Ferenczi | Kinstellar

10.15 – 10.30Electromobility – A Legal and Economic Perspective

Fabian Pause | Stiftung Umweltenergierecht

10.30 – 10.45Coping with Intermittency: The Network Challenges

Florence Melchior | ENTSO-E

10.45 – 11.00Discussion
11.00 – 11.30Coffee break
Session IIThe Security of Supply – New Challenges & New Responses

Chair: Thomas Starlinger | Starlinger Mayer

11.30 – 11.45Solidarity under the SoS Regulation

Anna Samsel | European Commission

11.45 – 12.00The Gas Directive – Extraterritoriality of EU Law?

Leigh Hancher │FSR, EUI; Tilburg University

12.00 – 12.15Competition and State Aid Law Vs Security of Supply

Michael Hofmann │ Sheppard Mullin

12.15 – 12.30Capacity mechanisms and security of supply issues in European electricity markets

Fabien Roques │Compass Lexecon, University Paris Dauphine

12.30 – 12.45Cybersecurity

Guido Gluschke │ Institute for Security and Safety, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences

12.45 – 13.00Discussion
13.00 – 14.30Lunch
Session IIIRoundtable: The Energy Union and its Neighbours – United under the same Energy Law?

Chair: Andrius Šimkus ǀ Energy Community Secretariat

14.30 – 15.45Veronica Lenzi ǀ MedReg
Rozeta Karova ǀ Energy Community Secretariat
Birgitte Andersen ǀ Energy Norge
Andreas Gunst ǀ DLA Piper
Simon Hirsbrunner ǀ Steptoe
15.45 – 16.00Closing remarks

Leigh Hancher │FSR, EUI; Tilburg University