The supply of energy is a sine qua non condition necessary for the normal functioning of modern states. Having this in mind, the issues of energy security, energy policy and energy regulation are necessarily a subject of intensive international and national legislation.
The purpose of the course is to provide students with the understanding of principal energy law legal concepts and regulation at the international and the EU level. Additionally, the course aims to foster the understanding of relationship between energy law and energy supply security, environment protection and sustainable development. The course will provide a more focused analysis of the oil and gas industry, especially with regard to the investment, licencing, contracting, risk management, insurance and dispute resolution. The course will further provide basic overview of the energy (cross-border) infrastructure and operation legal regulation. Finally, the course will examine the energy sector in light of the competition law and market liberalization.