The 4th “Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy”: Energy Arbitration and Judicial Dispute Settlement

Τhe Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute organises for the 4th consecutive year the prestigious scientific event “The Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy”. 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, the conference will largely focus on arbitration and dispute settlement issues and their vital role for the legal protection of international investments in the energy sector.

This significant scientific Conference will take place in Athens on the 27th of September 2019, at Electra Palace Athens under the title “4th Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy: Energy Arbitration and Judicial Dispute Settlement” and is expected to attract the attention of leading participants from the European and international legal community as well as from energy market and institutional players.

Greece’s upgraded position in the European Energy Policies, combined with the country’s highly specialized scientific expertise in the field of Energy Arbitration, create a framework that generates vivid interest by a variety of stakeholders from the academic and business community regarding such an event.

The Conference, considered to be a point of reference for the European scientific and business community in the field of Energy, is an initiative of the “Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute” ( co-organized this year by the renowned and highly respected German “Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law” in Berlin ( and supported by two of the most active institutions in the field of energy related disputes, the “Scottish Arbitration Centre” ( and the “International Centre for Energy Arbitration” (ICEA), ( in Edinburgh.

This dynamic and multi-dimensional cooperation among four highly respected and accredited European research institutes is an indication of the scientific and practical significance of Arbitration and Dispute Settlement procedures in the energy market.

The “Athens Conference on European Energy Law and Policy” forms part of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute’s core initiatives aiming to promote research and academic dialogue on Energy Regulation issues from a legal as well as from an interdisciplinary standpoint as well as disseminate knowledge across the spectrum in the energy industry.

Gold Sponsor of this distinguished Conference is the top tier expert Law Firm Metaxas & Associates. Sponsors include Hellenic Petroleum, DESFA, Elpedison S.A., Cypriot Law Firm “Georgiades & Associates LLC”, HHRM S.A.. Communication sponsors are, Naftemporiki and Nomiki Vivliothiki.


  • Registration Fee: 120
  • Student Registration Fee: 70

Bank info for registration deposits:

  • Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute
  • Piraeus Bank: IBAN GR42 0172 0800 0050 8009 3270 616


Please send the deposit confirmation as well as your name and contact info to: and

 Draft Agenda*


Golden Sponsor:



Communication Sponsor:

Confirmed Speakers / Chairs *

Prof. Dr. Ant. Metaxas Chairman, Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute / University of Athens / Metaxas & Associates Law Firm
Prof. Dr. J. Mohr Chairman, Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin / University of Leipzig
Marios Andrikopoulos Legal Director, Elpedison S.A.
Giannis Apsouris General Counsel, Hellenic Petroleum Group
Yannis Bassias President & CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management
Antonios Bouchagiar Member of the Legal Service, European Commission
Alexandros Chatzinerantzis Partner, Linklaters LLP
Dr. Cristina Contartese Lecturer at the European Law and Governance School/European Public Law Organization (Athens)
Agis Georgiadis Partner, Georgiadis Law, Cyprus
Stathis Kakounis Partner, Metaxas & Associates Law Firm
Devika Khanna Partner, Clyde & Co LLP / Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre
Prof. Dr. Matthias Knauff Judge, Higher Regional Court of Thüringen / Professor, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
Wiegand Laubenstein Chairman Judge, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor of EU International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London
Alexander J. Marcopoulos Counsel, International Arbitration, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris
Peter Mussaeus Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal
Prof. Dr. Anna Plevri Assistant Professor of Civil Procedure, ADR, Private International Law/ Of Counsel, Metaxas & Associates, Athens
Alexia Trokoudi Group Director, Legal Division on Energy Regulation, LLM, HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A
Tatiana Marquez Uriarte Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

* Draft Agenda – More information on the agenda and the speakers will follow.


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