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European and International Energy Law

Course Description

The course addresses lawyers, legal practicioners and economists who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of the energy markets as well as with all legal topics relevant for the whole value chain in the energy sector. The curriculum comprises of competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals among others.

Lectures come from the international community (Germany, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Russia) and are experts from universities, European and national authorities, international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts. To name a few, technical universities, the European Commission, the German regulatory authority BNetzA.

The course is also supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (enreg.eu) and benefits from experts‘ knowledge of the European and German energy sector which is the largest one in Europe. The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker who is the editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law.

Course Structure
The first Semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of energy Regulation. The technical and economic characteristics of the electricity and gas sector will be taught. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic fundamentals to follow the second semester.
In the second semester, energy law will be taught. This includes the legal framework relevant for the building and the operation of plants generating electricity from fossil and from renewable sources, for the operation of grids as well as for the supply of energy. In the second semester furthermore negotiation strategies will be taught. The theoretical knowledge will be supplemented by excursions, e.g. to a power plant, a CCS-plant and to the EEX which is largest electricity stock exchange in Continental-Europe.

Visit the European and International Energy Law page on the Technische Universität Berlin website for more details!

(Student Profile)

J. P.

I chose the master course on European and International Energy Law offered by the Technische Universität Berlin because of its outstanding reputation, highly qualified lecturers, course preference compared to other universities, and proximity to my country, Spain.
I wanted to combine my interest on European and International Law with Energy Law, specifically renewable energy issues, and I feel that the course successfully merges the two. The course offers an extremely solid base on competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals. The general vibe and dynamic structure of the modules is really enjoyable since we are constantly debating and discussing different issues. I loved the International Regulatory Law classes in particular wherein lectures were delivered by professionals practicing in the field. Lecturers are able to teach you the theory and at the same time tell you about how it works in real life.
Looking back, the teaching and constant supervision have been excellent so far.
Making this Master in Berlin definitely means outstanding networking opportunities that come with being in the financial, cultural and political center of Europe. My experience at the Technische Universität Berlin has prepared me to take on the challenge of establishing a career in international law.


Entry Requirements

University degree recognised by German universities (at least 240 ECTS), preferably in law or economics,Working experience of at least one year (preferably in the relevant working areas of energy) after the completion of the studies,English language skills at the level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - not required for high school graduation with English language

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