WINDMission Greece 2019 Conference (14-15 October 2019, Athens, Greece)

 

 

The Voice of Renewables and Parity Platform are organising the WINDMission Greece 2019 Conference that will take place in Athens (Greece) on 14-15 October at the American College of Greece.

Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas, Managing Partner of Metaxas & Associates Law Firm and Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute will participate as an invited speaker in the Greek Wind Energy Development Policy panel.

WINDMission Greece 2019 Conference is aiming to gather all Greek wind energy stakeholders and provide excellent networking opportunities across the entire spectrum, from legislation makers through investors and EPCs.

WINDMission Greece Conference is organised under the auspices of Hellenic Wind Energy Association ELETAEN / HWEA.

You may fill out your complimentary pass to the conference via the following link: https://bit.ly/2LGuSou


Press Release

The Hellenic Council of State has ruled that basic pillars of the 2016 social security legislation (4387/2016), are unconstitutional, according to a set of decisions published on Friday, 4 October 2019. Metaxas & Associates Law Firm welcomes with great pleasure this positive outcome for our clients whom we have successfully represented before the Greek Supreme Administrative Court. The formation of our legal arguments, which we considered them to be overwhelmingly urged, had a major impact on the decision of the Hellenic Council of State.


Publication of a new study on the enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts with the contribution of M&A Law Firm for the DG Competition of the European Commission.

        

A new study was carried out for the DG Competition by the European University Institute in collaboration with major European legal networks and research centres has just been published. In this significant study, Metaxas & Associates Law Firm had the privilege to be selected as the national expert for Greece and Cyprus.

The Study offers a comprehensive overview of the enforcement of State aid rules by national courts of the 28 Member States, identifying emerging trends and challenges and presenting best practices. It examines national enforcement cases that were decided between 2007 and 2017, including some important rulings decided in 2018. Moreover, it provides insights on the use of cooperation tools by the Commission and national courts.

This elaborate analysis, includes 145 case summaries and 28 country reports in its annexes which are publicly available on the following project website https://state-aid-caselex-accept.mybit.nl/

The objective of the Study was to provide the state of play of State aid enforcement by national courts in the EU. In order to meet the objectives of the Study, the process included the identification and classification by the national experts of the most relevant rulings rendered by national courts on State aid matters, the summarising of the main findings at EU level, the identification of best practices and the use of the cooperation tools by the Commission and the national courts

The Study Team, in cooperation with the national legal experts -such as Metaxas & Associates for the case of Greece and Cyprus- identified and compiled a list of relevant rulings adopted by national courts in the Member States in the Study Period. From the list of relevant rulings, the Study Team and the national legal experts selected a sample of rulings on the basis of their legal relevance and novelty within the respective Member States and at EU level. Subsequently, the national legal experts drafted case summaries of the selected rulings, and created country reports for each Member State, providing general conclusions on the state of play of State aid rules at national level.

The analysis covered both public and private enforcement of State aid rules and included the use of an extended number of statistics, as well as the identification of a number of qualitative trends and a comparison with earlier relevant research. The objective was also to identify a number of best practices in relation to the enforcement of State aid by the national courts of the Member States. A set of indicators was developed in order to assess how a given jurisdiction performs. These included the speed with which cases are likely to be resolved as a result of the practice, the quality of coordination with parallel Commission procedures, the degree to which the remedies provide for adequate compensation and the tools used for judicial dialogue.

Metaxas & Associates was proud to be selected as a legal expert for two member states, Greece and Cyprus, and honoured to provide its expertise in EU Law and State Aid for the development of this elaborate and important study.

You may see and download the full Study here:

https://ec.europa.eu/competition/publications/reports/kd0219428enn.pdf

You may see and download the Country reports for Greece and Cyprus here:

https://www.energy-regulation.eu/downloads/


Very positive input on the 4th Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy

The Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute would like to thank everybody who participated in the 4th Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy and made it a huge success. We would like to deeply thank our distinguished keynote speakers for their inspiring presentations and timely insights. Heartiest congratulations and regards to all the presenters and members of the academia, institutions and courts for all your great scientific input and for many fruitful discussions and scientific interaction. Without your support this conference wouldn’t have proved to be successful and beneficial to this extent.

The Conference’s core initiative is aiming to promote research and academic dialogue on Energy Regulation issues both from a legal and interdisciplinary standpoint, as well as to disseminate knowledge across the spectrum in the energy industry. Several important topics of the Energy Arbitration and Judicial Dispute Settlement in the broader energy market were analyzed extensively by indeed very distinguished speakers.

It is fair to conclude that the Conference was a great success. All those who contributed to the Conference, thank you for all your excellent work and we look forward to seeing you all in the 5th Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy in 2020!

  


Final Call: "The Athens Conference on European Energy Law: Energy Arbitration & Judicial Dispute Settlement"

Less than 5 days left until the distinguished "4th Athens Conference on European Energy Law: Energy Arbitration & Judicial Dispute Settlement" (27.09.19). Book now one of the last seats available! 

The Conference has acquired a pan-European impact as a leading forum for the exchange of views of academics, practitioners and high-ranking officials of European institutional bodies and major energy companies and is being considered as the top meeting point for stakeholders interested in energy regulation and energy investments in Greece.

This year, it will largely focus on arbitration and dispute settlement issues and their vital role for the legal protection of international investments in the energy sector.

The conference will take place in Athens on September 27th 2019 and is an initiative of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute www.energy-regulation.eu co-organized this year by the renowned and highly respected German Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law in Berlin http://enreg.eu and supported by two of the most active institutes in the field of energy related disputes, the Scottish Arbitration Centre https://scottisharbitrationcentre.org/ and the International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA)http://energyarbitration.org/ in Edinburgh.

 

Legal and energy executives, judges, legal practitioners, and academics originating from a diverse span of European and Greek companies and institutions have already confirmed their attendance for this prestigious scientific event. Scientific Directors of the Conference are Professor A. Metaxas, University of Athens, Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute and Professor J. Mohr, University of Leipzig, Judge, Chairman of the German Energy Regulation Institute. 

 

All the necessary information regarding the registration process can be found here:
https://www.energy-regulation.eu/the-4th-athens-conference-on-european-energy-law-and-policy-energy-arbitration-and-judicial-dispute-settlement/

Gold Sponsor of this distinguished Conference is the top tier expert Law Firm “Metaxas & Associates”.

Sponsors include Hellenic Petroleum, DESFA, Linklaters, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Elpedison S.A., Cypriot Law Firm "Georgiades & Associates LLC" and Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM).

Don’t miss your last chance to book one of these last seats now and join us for this distinguished international scientific event!


1st Balkan Clean Energy Transition Conference (19 – 22 September 2019, Kozani, Greece)

 

 

The 1st Balkan Clean Energy Transition Conference is a four-day important international event (19 – 22 September) that will take place in Kozani, Greece, covering Clean Energy topics such as renewables, energy efficiency, smart cities, circular economy, mobility, governance and citizen engagement, all of them leading the Balkan area throughout the coal transition (https://balkancleanenergytransition.eu/agenda/).

The international conference and fair will be enhanced by interactive sessions of knowledge exchange to inspire attendees in current and future Clean Energy initiatives, showcasing new technological solutions that will make Balkans cleaner and greener, smarter and safer. It will serve as the institutional initiative for the Balkan area to start preparing for a transition to the post coal era.

Professor Antonis Metaxas, Chairman of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute (HERI), has been invited to hold a key note speech on the prospects of the renewable energy market and the challenges of the energy transition in Europe.

The event will be held under the auspices of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute (HERI), the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), with the support of the EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).

You may fill out your registration form via the following link: https://balkancleanenergytransition.eu/register/


Book now one of the last seats available for the distinguished "4th Athens Conference on European Energy Law: Energy Arbitration & Judicial Dispute Settlement"

Vivid interest from legal and energy executives, associates and academics originating from a diverse span of European and Greek companies and institutions left only a small number of seats available for this prestigious scientific event.

Don’t miss your chance to book one of these last seats now!

The Conference has acquired a pan-European impact as a leading forum for the exchange of views of academics, practitioners and high-ranking officials of European institutional bodies and major energy companies and is being considered as the top meeting point for stakeholders interested in energy regulation and energy investments in Greece.

This year, it will largely focus on arbitration and dispute settlement issues and their vital role for the legal protection of international investments in the energy sector.

The conference will take place in Athens on September 27th 2019 and is an initiative of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute www.energy-regulation.eu co-organized this year by the renowned and highly respected German Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law in Berlin http://enreg.eu and supported by two of the most active institutes in the field of energy related disputes, the Scottish Arbitration Centre https://scottisharbitrationcentre.org/ and the International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA), http://energyarbitration.org/ in Edinburgh.

You can see all the necessary information for the registration here:
https://www.energy-regulation.eu/the-4th-athens-conference-on-european-energy-law-and-policy-energy-arbitration-and-judicial-dispute-settlement/

Gold Sponsor of this distinguished Conference is the top tier expert Law Firm “Metaxas & Associates”.

Sponsors include Hellenic Petroleum, DESFA, Linklaters, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Elpedison S.A., Cypriot Law Firm "Georgiades & Associates LLC" and Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM).

Communication sponsors are Energypress, Naftemporiki and Nomiki Vivliothiki.