Energy security and disputes in Central Eastern Europe. What’s next?

The war in Ukraine will have far-reaching consequences for energy security in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. It will disrupt the status quo and therefore, unavoidably, lead to disputes.

During a one-hour panel discussion followed by an open Q&A session, we will attempt to explore some of the anticipated consequences of the war, including:

  • shift from Russian fossil fuels to alternative sources of energy and resulting disputes
  • growth potential for the renewable energy sector and the risk of further commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • sanctions and their consequences
  • possible accession of Ukraine to the European Union and its consequences
  • nationalizations and state immunity laws

We will be joined by external speakers from CEE, representing business, government and the legal profession, who will provide their comments on these topics from different angles. We are looking forward to an insightful exchange.

More information about the speakers and the panel coming soon!

Why attend:


Wednesday, 30 March 2022

9.30 - 10.00 | Registration and Morning Coffee
10.00 - 11.00 | Panel


Ferencz Szabolcs, Chairman-CEO of FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd (Budapest)
Will share the perspective of a CEO of a CEE gas transmission operator company who has a good overview of the natural gas market in CEE and its susceptibility to changes in the next years.

Jaroslav Kudrna, Head of the International Arbitration and Investment Protection Unit at the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic (Prague)
Will speak about the quest to diversify energy supply and the risk of investment treaty disputes from the perspective of a CEE state.

Tomasz Włostowski, Managing Partner at EU STRATEGIES
Will share his experience as a specialist dealing exclusively with sanctions for over 15 years.

Olena Perepelynska, Partner, Head of Arbitration Practice at INTEGRITES
Will present her point of view as an eminent Ukrainian and international arbitration lawyer on the possible consequences of the war for energy related disputes.

11.00 - 11.30 | Q&A
11.30 - 12.00 | Networking Brunch




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