Last week’s Dispute Resolution Forum under the title “Law in the Making – When disputes change the norms” brought together academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss the hot topics and trends in energy dispute resolution.
The three-day event kicked-off with a panel on the transition to renewable energy, where speakers discussed the future of renewables support schemes by drawing on their experience in arbitration, mediation and economics. In the second panel session on the role of private initiatives in shaping climate law, it was underlined that citizens, shareholders and financial institutions can and must take the lead in promoting change when state authorities are too slow or unwilling to comply with their international commitments. On the last day of the Forum, participants heard the challenges of virtual dispute resolution in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic presented by Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner at RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group.
Deputy Director Dirk Buschle shared his experience in mediating a recent dispute in the Ukrainian renewable energy sector in the Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre.