The purpose of the workshop is to examine the varieties of institutional arrangements implemented in different jurisdictions (such as administrative dispute resolution, ombudsman schemes, online dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation), the reasons for their adoption, as well as how the institutional design is matched onto the types of problems (business-to-business or business-to-customer) as well as the sources of normativity used to resolve disputes. At the conceptual level, the workshop will examine the value added of such ADR schemes in the energy sector as it compares both to traditional private party dispute settlement in courts and to the use of out-of-court mechanisms in other sectors of the economy.
The principal input in the workshop will be from practitioners who are involved in different types of dispute settlement, including legal practitioners, industry representatives, regulators, consumer organisations and others. Prominent academics working in the field of energy regulation will also be invited to stimulate the joint discussion.
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