May 2017 - On 27 April 2017 Kinstellar and Linklaters organised in Sofia a high-level energy seminar focusing on the European Commission’s recently issued Clean Energy Package, and discussed its key elements and its possible impact on the region’s electricity market. The event was attended by leading companies in the energy sector - generators of electricity, electricity traders, technology companies active in the energy sector, financial institutions and other market players, whether active in Bulgaria or in the wider CEE/SEE region.
Keynote speakers and panel members at the event included energy sector regulatory experts from Kinstellar Sofia and CEE offices (Kristóf Ferenczi, Partner and head of Kinstellar’s firm-wide energy practice, Christopher Bremme, Partner, Linklaters Berlin, Mladen Minev, Managing Associate from Kinstellar Sofia office and Jakub Dabrowski, Managing Associate, Linklaters Warsaw), senior representatives of AES Bulgaria and AES Energy Storage, UniCredit Bulbank, EBRD, Microsoft Western Europe and others.
As a major step towards the establishment of the EU Energy Union, the Clean Energy Package is aimed at making fundamental changes in the European energy sector in relation to issues such as the design of the electricity market, renewable energy generation, the governance of the Energy Union, electricity storage and security of electricity supply. The drivers of innovation in the energy sector, the available financing for innovative solutions as well as the emerging start-up ecosystem in the energy sector were also among the topics discussed at the seminar.
Click here to listen to the podcast where Kinstellar partners Kristóf Ferenczi and Diana Dimova, and Christopher Bremme, Partner at Linklaters’ Berlin office, discuss the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package and the highlights of the conference.