Mr. Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy, European Commisson
Location and travel information
NV Nederlandse GasunieConcourslaan 17GroningenThe Netherlands
For more information on how to get to the Gasunie by aircraft and train or by car and parking please look here.
Registration is mandatory
Please use the Registration Form before the 23rd of September if you would like to attend the conference.
It is not possible, because of security reasons, to enter the Gasunie building where the conference is being held without providing us with your personal details (as requested in the registration form) beforehand. As identification to enter the building are allowed a passport, ID card and driving license.
If you have used the registration form but aren't able to come please send an e-mail to the organisation: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the centre of the city:
Hotel Mercure is a less expensive option that is situated very close to the location of the conference.
The family hotel Paterswolde is not located in the city and is an option if you are traveling to the conference by car.
Attending the conference is free of charge
10:00 Welcome with coffee and tea
10:30 Welcome address
Prof. Dr Sibrand Poppema, Chair of the University of Groningen
10:40 Overview of the day
Prof. Dr Martha Roggenkamp, Director Groningen Centre of Energy Law, University of Groningen
Chair: Dr Martha Roggenkamp, Professor in Energy Law and Director GCEL
10:45 Legal Challenges for Infrastructure in a Liberalised and Competitive Energy Market
Mr. Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy, European Commission
Chair: Dr Hans Vedder, Professor of Economic Law and Co-director GCEL
11:25 Competition in Energy Markets and Access to Networks
Mr. Cees Pissuise, Director Legal, Regulatory and Public Affairs, NV Nederlandse Gasunie jointly with
Ms. Hannah Kruimer, LLM, PhD researcher GCEL/University of Groningen
Chair: Mr. Huub Willems, Professor of Corporate Litigation and Legal Advisor to the Law Commission of the Russian Federation
12:10 Securing Energy Supply through Investment Protection: The EU-Russia Relationship
Mr. Graham Coop, General Counsel Legal Affairs, Energy Charter Secretariat jointly with
Dr Anatole Boute, University of Aberdeen and Alumnus/Fellow GCEL/University of Groningen
12:55 Networking Lunch
Chair: Dr Irene Burgers, Professor of International Tax Law
Developing Small Oil and Gas Fields in the North Sea: New Legal Instruments and Lessons to be Learned
Mr. Gerrit Vriezen, Legal Manager, Nam jointly with
Prof. Dr John Paterson, School of Law, University of Aberdeen
Chair: Dr Edwin Woerdman, Associate Professor in Law and Economics and Co-director of the GCEL
Regulating Carbon Capture and Storage: EU, National and Cross-border Perspectives
Mr. Christoph Becker-Berke, Senior Manager Mining and Planning Law, RWE jointly with
Dr Avelien Haan, Postdoctoral researcher, GCEL/University of Groningen, and
Mr. Marijn Holwerda, LLM, PhD researcher GCEL/University of Groningen
15:45 Coffee and tea break
Chair: Dr Marcel Brus, Professor of Public International Law
16:15 Securing Energy Supply through Developing Offshore Energy Infrastructure: The Nord Stream Pipeline
Mr. Alexander Haag, LLM, Head Legal Service, Nord Stream jointly with
Ms. Nichola Cho, LLM, PhD researcher, GCEL/University of Groningen
16:45 Securing Energy Supply through Developing Offshore Energy Infrastructure: The North Sea Electricity Grid
Ms. Olivia Woolley, LLM, Postdoctoral researcher, GCEL/ University of Groningen jointly with
Ms. Hannah Müller, LLM, PhD researcher, GCEL/ University of Groningen
17:25 The Role of the IEA in providing Long-term Sustainable Energy Supply
Message from Ms. Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
17:35 Closing address
Prof. Dr Jan Berend Wezeman, Dean Faculty of Law, University of Groningen
After the closing address drinks and snacks will be served.
There will be time for questions and discussion after each session.
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