Present at the 7th Athens Conference on EU Energy Law and Policy: Scientific Challenges on the way to the Energy Transition

Metaxas & Associates Law Firm supports and actively participates in the annual renowned scientific conference jointly organised by the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute (HERI), the German Institute for Energy and Regulation (Institute für Energie und Regulierungsrecht) and the Research Group for Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law and Development Law of the University of Bergen (UiB) and had the support of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The 7th European Energy Law and Policy Conference titled “Scientific challenges on the way to the energy transition” took place on 14 December 2023.

Speakers were distinguished experts and academics who engaged into constructive discussussions on the latest developments in the energy news after the International Climate Conference (COP 28), the reform of the EU electricity market design, the EU policy on hydrogen and renewable gases, the prospects for offshore wind energy development, new trends in energy arbitration as well as ramifications of the EU’s withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty.

Scientific Directors of the Conference were our managing partner Prof Dr Antonis Metaxas, who is besides also Chairman of HERI, Prof Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, Associate Professor and Lead of the Research group for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law, UiB and Prof Jochen Mohr, Chair of Civil Law, Competition Law, Energy Law, Regulatory Law and Labour Law, Universität Leipzig and Managing Director of the Berlin Institute for Energy and Regulation (EnReg).

Amongst the speakers, in addition to Prof Dr Metaxas, who was a keynote speaker and panel modertator, lawyers – senior associates at Metaxas & Associates law firm Polyxeni D. Gkaintatzi and Dr Sofia Tzortzi also delivered speeches.

For further information please visit the dedicated microsite of the 7th European Energy Law and Policy Conference.

Present at COP28 | UNFCCC | Dubai (UAE)

Metaxas & Associates law firm is glad to have been invited to participate in the side events of the Greek pavillion in COP28. Greece’s participation in COP28 emphasises its ambition to become a key player in the Eastern Mediterranean’s energy sector and in the green transition.

As a result of Greece’s climate diplomacy in COP28, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Masdar/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in order to transform the island of Poros into the next “Green-Smart Island”.