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Workshop: Competition Law and the Energy Sector

25 June 2019


An annual FSR Energy Union Law workshop in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in which we will bring together key players in the field to analyse and debate the role of competition law according to the newest developments across the EU energy sector.

In this edition, we will open by considering a wish list for the new Commission before turning to three key themes surrounding competition law policy and the energy transition;


Competition and the Energy Transition I: New Wine in Old Bottles or Old Wine in New Bottles?

In this session, among other topics, we will look at the new market design challenges, market abuse issues especially focusing on the inquiry into the German electricity wholesale market, and marginal cost-pricing particularly comparing the German and Spanish approach.


Competition Policy for the Energy Transition II: A New Era of Hypercompetitiveness

For this session, we will explore the notion of hypercompetitiveness in the EU energy transition stemming from a recent report, taking in perspectives from industry, the legal and economic field, as well as an EU institutional approach. We will then take a look at this from a global angle, examining the LNG inquiry.


Competition Policy for the Energy Transition III: Are the State Aid Rules Fit for Purpose?  

In this final session, we will turn to State Aid and consider its role in the energy transition. We will particularly focus on the ECJ ruling in Germany v Commission of March 2019


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25 June 2019
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP
Wetstraat, 57