#1 - FOREIGN DIRECT CONTROL IN THE ENERGY SECTORJune 13
Monday 13 June 2022 15:30 - 17:00 CEST
Member States are called upon to screen foreign investment into the energy sector which may affect cross-border transactions in energy infrastructures, energy technologies and data-intensive technologies, including the digitalization of the energy sector – an area of interaction between Member States and the European Commission to protect their critical interest.
Dr. Marc BUNGENBERG | Professor, Saarlandes University, Sarrebruck (bio)
Fabien GEHL | Deputy Head of Technology, Security and FDI Screening, European Commission, Brussels
Moderator : Dirk BUSCHLE | Deputy director, Legal counsel, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna (bio)
#2 - PHASING OUT FOSSILS : CAN THE PROPOSED CEEAG MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE ?June 14
Tuesday 14 June 2022 15:30 - 17:00 CEST
This panel will look at the Commission’s plans to wield EU state aid policy and law as a series of sticks and carrots to transition the European economy out of fossil fuels. Is state policy a suitable and effective instrument ? Are the proposals sufficiently targeted to make a real difference ? How effectively can these rules be enforced in practice ?
Eva CHAMIZO | Director of European Affairs, Iberdrola, Brussels (bio)
Alejandro DONNAY | Deputy Head of Unit - State Aid Energy, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Ondřej DOSTAL | Head of Competition Compliance Unit, ČEZ, Prague
Anne-Bérangère SUDRAUD | Chief Legal Officer - BU Nuclear Chief of Staff - Electrabel CEO, Engie BU Nuclear, Brussels (bio)
Moderator : Leigh HANCHER | Professor, University of Tilburg (bio)
#3 - THE ENERGY CRISIS : WHAT CHANGES FOR COMPETITION LAW ACROSS THE EU ?June 15
Wednesday 15 June 2022 15:30 - 17:00 CEST
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to higher gas prices. In this context, the European Competition Network argued that it would not actively intervene against strictly necessary and temporary business cooperation measures that are targeted to avoid serious disruption caused by the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or the sanctions that were imposed in response. Thus, it appears that cooperation between companies to address the risk of serious disruption is considered to be permissible conduct under competition law. What impact will such practices have on the exercise of competition law and its procedures ?
Elvira ALIENDE RODRIGUEZ | Partner, Shearman & Sterling, Brussels (bio)
Gordon CHRISTIAN | Principal Counsel Competition, Siemens Energy, Munich (bio)
Deni MANTZARI | Associate Professor - Competition Law and Policy, Co-Director - Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Faculty of Laws, University College London (bio)
Marieke SCHOLZ | Head of Unit, Market and cases, Energy and Environment, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Vincent POHLE | Group Regulatory Strategy Officer, European Energy Exchange, Paris*
Moderator : Marie-Therese RICHTER-KUHNERT | Energy lawyer, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna (bio)
* To be confirmed
Previous edition attendees
Agencies : Austrian Energy Agency, Commission For State Aid Control Of Serbia, Competition Authority Of Albania, DG CLIMA, DG COMP, Energy Community Secretariat, Energy Department Of Antimonopoly Committee Of Ukraine Energy Department, Energy Regulatory Commission, European Commission, European Parliament, Federal Ministry Of Climate Action Of Austria, French Competition Authority, French Energy Regulator, French Ministry For The Economy And Finances, Swedish Competition Authority, U.S. Mission To The EU, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, US DTC, World Bank. Austrian Energy Agency, Commission For State Aid Control Of Serbia, Competition Authority Of Albania, DG CLIMA, DG COMP, Energy Community Secretariat, Energy Department Of Antimonopoly Committee Of Ukraine Energy Department, Energy Regulatory Commission, European Commission, European Parliament, Federal Ministry Of Climate Action Of Austria, French Competition Authority, French Energy Regulator, French Ministry For The Economy And Finances, Swedish Competition Authority, U.S. Mission To The EU, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, US DTC, World Bank, etc.
Corporations : Energieallianz, Ørsted, Rolls Royce, Umicore, Ukrenergo, Siemens Energy, Makpetrol, LATA, Ericsson, Ukrhydroenergo, Total, Makpetrol, Keler, Electric Power Company Of Serbia, Enerjisa, NF Window, Uniper, Deutsche Telekom, Energieallianz, EBRD, Enel, Gas Connect Austria, Sanofi, Georgian Oil And Gas Corporation, Southern California Gas Company, Bio Electrica Transilvania, CK Enerji, Center For Energy Security Dialogue, IGT - R&D Center Of Gas Technology, EY, Acer, European Engine Power Plants Association, Total, etc.
Economic consultancies : Alvarez & Marsal, Analysis Group, Ape Energy Restructuring Agency, Berkeley Research Group, Compass Lexecon, Copenhagen Economics, DJ Ireland, E.CA Economics, E2, European Economics, Eusis Advisors, Fiduciary Automation, Industriall Europe, LDK Consultants, Nera, Oxera, RBB Economics, South East Europe Consultants, etc.
Law firms : Allen & Overy, APCS, Arnold & Porter, Baker Mckenzie, Barnert Egermann Illigasch, Becker Büttner Held, Bird & Bird, Bouzeva, Bredin Pratt, Brodies, Broseta, BSP Bullard Bullard, CBS Law, Clayton & Segura, Cleary Gottlieb, Clientearth, Clifford Chance, Covington & Burling, Freshfields, Gecic Law, Giambrone, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright, Orrick, Reed Smith, Robert Matthezing, Rolim, Shearman & Sterling, White & Case, etc.
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Panel #1 - Foreign Direct Control in the Energy Sector
1 - Marie Lamoureux, Laure Rosenblieh, Benoit Blottin, Francesco Martucci, Raphaël Vuitton, Christine Le Bihan-Graf, Alexandre Eberhardt-Le Prévost, Guillaume Dezobry, Frédéric Marty, Competitive issues in the energy sector, November 2021
2 - Martha Samuelson, Jacques Moscianese, Joshua White, Foreign Direct Investment Control : Another string to the antitrust bow or a brave new world ? (New frontiers of antitrust, 8 June 2021), November 2021
3 - Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Rebecca Halbach, Edoardo Canali, Giovanni Pregno, Dilja Helgadottir, Floris-Willem Dierickx, The EU Commission proposes an updated list of projects and programs of EU interest annexed to the FDI Screening Regulation, 29 September 2021
Panel #2 - Phasing out Fossils : Can the Proposed CEEAG make a Real Difference ?
1 - European Commission, The EU Commission invites comments on draft amendments to the General Block Exemption Regulation to further facilitate implementation of aid measures promoting the green and digital transition, 6 October 2021
Panel #3 - The Energy Crisis : What Changes for Competition Law Across The EU ?
1 - François-Charles Laprévote, David Perez de Lamo, Giulio Cesare Rizza, The EU Commission adopts State aid framework following similar COVID-19 framework providing loan guarantees, tax-breaks and other measures for energy-intensive industry, 23 March 2022
2 - Richard Burton, Pietro Stella, The European Competition Network considers that companies may need to cooperate to mitigate the effects of the Russo-Ukrainian war and the EU Commission adopts a temporary crisis framework permitting more State aid, 21 March 2022
3 - Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission decides that a Member State’s gas storage policy does not constitute illegal State aid just before announcing Temporary Crisis Framework which includes gas storage, 18 March 2022
4 - Alain Ronzano, Energy : The French Competition Authority invites the Government to review the mechanism of regulated access to historical nuclear electricity in the perspective of 2025 because the allocation of an additional 20 TWh of electricity volumes in 2022 does not permit the targeting of the customers most affected by the crisis (ARENH), 25 February 2022
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