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Tuesday 13 November 2018
Hilton Brussels Grand Place,
Brussels, Belgium

Competition Law and Regulation in the Energy Sector Conference 2018

Indispensable guidance on all the major regulatory and case law developments affecting the energy sector in 2018. Now in its 13th year.

Join regulators, in-house counsel and eminent lawyers...

Why attend Competition Law in the Energy Sector?

Energy Regulation

Gain an update on the Third Energy Package, Clean Energy Package & current regulatory proposals and analyse security of supply issues, unbundling rules & transmission challenges. Join this interactive session to discuss how internal markets are functioning and review proposals for Nord Stream 2.

State Aid

Analyse recent state aid decisions including Hinkley Point C Appeal and its consequences for nuclear energy, as well as recent capacity mechanism decisions. Our expert speakers will discuss the selectivity criteria, state aid in the renewables sector and proposed revisions to the EEAG.

Abuse of Dominance

In May 2018 the Commission imposed binding commitments on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern Europe. Review the commitments and their practical implications for contracts. During this session we will examine other abuse of dominance developments including Romania’s gas transmission investigation.

Territorial Restrictions

Join us for an in-depth update on the LNG Qatar case and discuss the implications of the case for vertical restrictions and profit splitting mechanisms, as well as the consequences for LNG contracts. During this session our expert speakers will also discuss destination clauses and free movement of gas in Europe.

Mergers

Review significant recent mergers and examine co-investment in renewable energy projects and minority shareholdings as well as public interest and national security considerations including foreign investment rules. Discuss the resurgence of collective dominance and what it is likely to mean for the energy sector.

National Enforcement

During this interactive panel session our speakers from across Europe will examine national level developments including the CMA’s investigation into heat networks, likely implications of Brexit, unbundling, organisation of hubs and consumer price regulation.