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On 04 June, 2019 the Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) held its 42nd meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting was hosted by Dow Chemical. The IAP Brussels session was well attended by representatives of energy companies, associations, international organisations, and diplomatic representations.

On the side of the UNCITRAL Working Group III, the Energy Charter Secretariat is co-hosting an interactive discussion in order to identify synergies among international organizations working on preventing investment disputes and filling gaps, which government officials consider still need to be address.      

Twenty years ago the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) entered into force. After the successful update of the political declaration in 2015, it is time now to reflect on the lessons learned objectives achieved and challenges ahead (in particular the potential Modernisation of the ECT)

The Forum aims to stimulate a dialogue between governments, companies and other relevant stakeholders, through interactive debates. Therefore, participants are encouraged to share their experiences and opinions. The...

The International Energy Charter and the George Washington University Law School are organising a seminar on ‘Prevention and Management of Investment Disputes’. 

The Energy Charter Conference will hold its 29th Meeting on 27-28 November 2018 in Bucharest under the Chairmanship of Romania.

The Energy Charter Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) will meet in Bucharest, Romania on 27 November 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Transgaz. 

Another exciting edition of the Legal training will take place at the Energy Charter Secretariat on 5-8 November 2018. The 2018 edition of the Investment Arbitration Masterclass is a hands-on training and open discussion guiding participants through the main stages of a typical investment arbitration. 

The Energy Charter Budget Committee will hold its second meeting in 2018 on 26 October from 14:00 at the premises of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.

The Energy Charter Strategy Group will hold its second meeting on 25 October 2018 - beginning at 10:00 at the premises of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.

The Subgroup on Transit Issues will hold its second meeting on 24 October 2018 from 10:00 at the premises of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.

The Energy Charter Implementation Group will hold its meeting on 24 October 2018 from 10:00 at the premises of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.

On Sunday 14th October 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Forum on Mediation in the GCC and the Development of Investor State (IS) Mediation will take place. The UAE became Observers to the Energy Charter Conference since summer 2017.

The Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre is pleased to invite you to a workshop on key developments related to Uzbekistan as are currently being fostered by the government. Further, this event will give particular attention to investment opportunities in the country’s energy sector.

The International Energy Charter is pleased to announce the launch of the Energy Investment Risk Assessment publication - #EIRA2018. The launch of this flagship publication is open to the public and will take place on the 3rd of October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The event will open with a keynote speech from the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.



The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was established to address the legal challenges that arise in cross-border investment in the energy sector. It provides a multilateral framework for energy cooperation that is unique under international law. The ECT was designed to promote energy security through the operation of more open and competitive energy markets, while also respecting the principles of sustainable development and sovereignty over energy resources.

This conference on September 11, 2018, in...