Energy security and energy independence – catalyzed by the war in Ukraine 
Energy security and energy independence have been important policy objectives in Europe and North America in recent years, and they have been rendered more acute and urgent by the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. 

A multi-disciplinary panel of speakers will address the practical, economic and legal ramifications of implementing the policy objectives of energy security and energy independence in the current environment. 
Tim Gould, chief economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris will present “A 10-Point Plan to Reduce the European Union’s Reliance on Russian Natural Gas,” which was published on 3 March 2022 and could be implemented this year to bring down gas imports from Russia by one-third to one-half, while lowering emissions.

Bob Broxson, renowned energy expert at Secretariat in Houston will assess the global liquified natural gas (LNG) market and the impact of U.S. exports to compensate for reduced supplies of Russian gas.

Alexander Nesterov, former vice-president of TNK-BP (purchased by Rosneft) in London will discuss the country-by-country logistics to implement reduced reliance on Russian oil and gas supplies. 

Meike von Levetzow, partner at Noerr in Berlin will discuss the suspension and non-certification of Nord Stream 2 and analyze the potential disputes on the horizon (by whom, against whom, pursuant to what treaty/law/contract, in which forum, what kind of claims, for what kind of quantum, what likely outcome, what factors influence the outcome).

The discussion will be moderated by Maria Kostytska, partner at Winston & Strawn in Paris. 
31 MARCH 2022
4:30 p.m. registration
5:00 p.m. program
6:30 p.m. reception
68 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Zoom (details provided following registration)