Energy Contracting

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode RGMEE50806
Vaknaam Energy Contracting
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (Blok 4)
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Leerdoelen After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain contracting strategies in the international energy sector, with reference to the various stages of energy supply, in particular the gas supply chain.
- Assess contract drafting practices in international energy contracts.
- Devise main energy contract clauses for use in different parts of the energy supply chain.
- Present results concerning research on draft contract clauses.
- Engage in an international academic discourse on energy contracts on the level of fellow students and colleagues.
- Apprehend the prospects of an international professional career in the field of energy law.
Omschrijving The course on energy contracting aims at familiarizing the students with some of the contracts and contract strategies used in the energy sector. The focus is particularly on the gas sector and the contracts represent different stages in the gas supply sector: (i) exploration and production, (ii) supply, and (iii) trading. During the course the students will analyze three types of energy contracts, each representing a specific part of the energy chain. The first contract is used in the upstream oil and gas sector and involves a joint venture contract or joint operating agreement (JOA), i.e. a contract between the companies holding an exploration and production license. The students will be presented and get familiar with some JOAs from different jurisdictions around the North Sea basin. Specific attention will be given to the role of government in relation to these JOAs. Thereafter a gas supply contract will be discussed. This is a contract between a producer and supplier and/or a supplier and a major consumer. The third contract to be discussed is a standard agreement drafted by the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET). This is a standard contract which is used to facilitate energy trading in a liberalized energy market.
These energy contracts will be presented and discussed in detail by legal specialists from the energy/gas sector, each of them having in-depth knowledge of these contracts. Thereafter the students will be required to actively participate by way of drafting or commenting on one or more of these contracts and present their results in class. The course is based on a combination of lectures and interactive classes and aims at developing problem-solving competence as well as a theoretical understanding of the subject. The course is set up as a workshop, which means that the students are required to actively engage in drafting, assessing and presenting different types of energy contracts.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, opdrachten
(7 3-hour lectures. Attendance obligatory.)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator dr. R.C. Fleming, LLM.
Docent(en) Gastdocent(en) ,prof. mr. dr. M.M. Roggenkamp
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  • This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • Only students who have attended the class on Energy Market Law can attend this course.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opmerkingen A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that all assignments have been submitted during the course.Attendance obligatory.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
LLM Energy and Climate Law 1 semester II b compulsory