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 ‎
Karin Kneissl │ Minister of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria (tbc)
Amos Hochstein │ Naftogaz
David Koranyi │ Atlantic Council (tbc)
Andreas Goldthau │ Royal Holloway, University of London (tbc)

19.30Cocktail reception

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

09.00 – 09.15Welcome and introduction

Dirk Buschle | Energy Community Secretariat

09.15 – 09.40Keynote Address
The Energy Union Three Years On: Where Do We Stand?

Christopher Jones │ European Commission

Session IThe Great Energy Transition – A Legal & Regulatory Perspective

Chair: Bernd Rajal | Schӧnherr

09.40 – 10.00Legal Questions surrounding the Blockchain

Matthias Lang | Bird & Bird

10.00 – 10.20The Legal Aspects of Promoting Storage

Kristof Ferenczi | Kinstellar

10.20 – 10.40Electromobility – A Legal and Economic Perspective

Fabian Pause | Stiftung Umweltenergierecht

10.40 – 11.00Coping with Intermittency: The Network Challenges

Susanne Nies | ENTSO-E

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

Chair: Thomas Starlinger | Starlinger Mayer

11.30 – 11.50Solidarity under the SoS Regulation

Anna Samsel | European Commission

11.50 – 12.10The Gas Directive – Extraterritoriality of EU Law?

Leigh Hancher │FSR, EUI; Tilburg University

12.10 – 12.30Competition and State Aid Law Vs Security of Supply

Michael Hofmann │ Sheppard Mullin

12.30 – 12.50Capacity Mechanisms

Fabien Roques │ Compass Lexecon, FTI Consulting

12.50 – 13.10Cybersecurity

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

13.10 – 14.30Lunch
Session IIIRoundtable: The Energy Union and its Neighbours – United under the same Energy Law?

Chair: Adrien de Hauteclocque │ FSR, EUI; Court of Justice of the European Union

14.30 – 15.45Veronica Lenzi ǀ MedReg
Rozeta Karova ǀ Energy Community Secretariat
Birgitte Andersen ǀ Energy Norge
Andreas Gunst ǀ DLA Piper
Christine Kaddous ǀ University of Geneva
15.45 – 16.00Closing remarks

Leigh Hancher │FSR, EUI; Tilburg University