Energy Community Dispute Resolution Forum and Vienna Energy Law Forum shed light on impacts of the energy transition on the future of energy law and dispute resolution

23 September 2019

The Seventh Vienna Forum on European Energy Law focused on the legal and economic aspects of the great energy transition, covering topics such as private enforcement of environmental and climate law, citizen energy communities, renewable energy auctions and carbon leakage. The Forum featured a keynote speech by Andris Piebalgs, former Commissioner for Energy, on decarbonisation and the energy transition. The future of gas transit through Ukraine and Nordstream and South Stream under the Third Energy Package were also addressed.

Taking place on 19-20 September, the Vienna Energy Law Forum kicked-off with an evening debate on the impact of Chinese investments on the European energy sectors.  The Forum is a joint initiative between the Energy Community Secretariat and the Florence School of Regulation.

The Second Dispute Resolution Forum discussed the potential impacts of the energy transition on the world of energy disputes, arbitration and international law on 19 September in Vienna. The Forum provided insights into high-stake energy disputes and recent investment arbitration cases. The future of energy dispute resolution with a particular focus on bilateral investment treaties, investor-state dispute settlement post Achmea, multi-tier dispute resolution clauses and the Singapore Convention on Mediation was also discussed.