Energy Law and Policy
Initiative on Energy Law and Policy
In light of the German Energy Transition, the increasing Europeanization of the energy industry and the globally tangible developments in the US energy sector, Bucerius Law School is strengthening its expertise in the energy industry with an Initiative on Energy Law and Policy.
Based on consideration of the key challenges faced in the energy sector and the innovative approaches to finding solutions, Bucerius Law School has founded the Initiative to create an international and practice oriented platform to encourage open discussion in this area. The Initiative is open to students and researchers as well as to practitioners and members of the public with an interest in the energy sector.
The Initiative profits from an international perspective as well as from the experience of the American Friends of Bucerius, who have been working together with an advisory council for many years, dealing intensively with regulation, financing, technology and the safety of the energy industry.
Chairman of the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy is Dr. Werner Schnappauf, Academic Director from Bucerius Law School is Professor Dr. Michael Fehling.
About the Energy Circle
A committee of experts from the Energy Circle provides advice and suggests ideas to the Initiative. In addition to renowned researchers from the field of energy law, the circle is comprised of experts and practitioners from politics, industry, as well as members of relevant interest groups.
The Energy Circle meets annually and its members enjoy access to the circle of friends of Bucerius Law School and are cordially invited to participate actively in the Law School community and benefit from its varied and numerous offerings.
Key Dates and Events
The Bucerius Energy Law Day is the main event organised by the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy. The conference, which examines key issues in energy law, is held annually on the campus of Bucerius Law School.
The first Bucerius Energy Law Day – powered by Linklaters – was held on September 14, 2015. After several stimulating discussions, US Professor Joel B. Eisen explained the regulatory approaches to Smart Grids and Meters before key note speaker Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, discussed the digitalization of the energy industry.
The second Bucerius Energy Law Day on "the role of power grids in the future energy market" took place on September 22nd, 2016. Key note speaker were Professor Borchardt, director Internal Energy Market of the EU commission's directorate general "Energy" and Jochen Homann, president of the German Federal Network Agency.
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For the latest information on upcoming events, please refer to our German website.
You can find all agendas and reports of our events on energy law on the German website.
For all questions on the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy at Bucerius Law School, please do not hesitate to get in touch with
Managing Director of the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy
phone: +49 (0)40 30706 189