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September 2018

Ana Stanič took part in the panel discussion on Climate Change and Security Dynamics at the Bled Strategic Forum taking place in Slovenia. She discussed how climate change litigation can force states to adopt effective climate change policies. The panellists were: Mome Saleem (Program Coordinator Ecology at Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Pakistan), Aira Kalela (Senior Adviser at the Office of the President Tarja Halonen, Finland), Adil Najam (Dean of Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, United States of America) and Danilo Türk, Former President of the Republic of Slovenia). (link)

August 2018

Together with Angus Robertson, the former deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, Ana Stanič discussed The future of the EU: The challenges of self-determination at the European Forum Alpbach 2018 which took place on 26 – 28 August in Alpbach, Austria. (link)

August 2018

Ana Stanič was interviewed by the Croatian business weekly Lider to comment on the implications of the European Court of Justice’s decision in the Achmea case for international investment arbitration and intra-EU relations. (link)

July 2018

Ana Stanič spoke on Foreign investment rules in the energy sector at the workshop organised by E&A Law in conjunction with Zhong Lun Law Firm and Beijing Arbitration Commission which took place on 25 July at 2pm at the Zhong Lun Law Firm offices in Beijing. (link)

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July 2018

Ana Stanič was one of the authors of the study Review of the national rules for protection of infrastructures relevant for security of supply. (link)

July 2018

Ana Stanič spoke on Recent developments impacting on gas pricing and the oil and gas sectors in the EU at the workshop organised by the China Overseas Development Association, Broad & Bright Law Firm and Beijing Arbitration Commission in Beijing on 19 July 2018. (link) (link)

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June 2018

Ana Stanič took part in the panel discussion on The Nature of Negotiation at the Invisible Dust’s conference Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change in London on 1 June 2018. (link)

June 2018

Ana Stanič took part in the panel discussion on The Nature of Negotiation at the Invisible Dust’s conference Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change in London on 1 June 2018. (link)

May 2018

Ana Stanič discussed why the Commission’s proposal to amend the Gas Directive is incompatible with EU’s obligations under international law as part of the panel discussion Pipelines & Interconnectors: Europe cornered by supply? at Flame 2018. The other panellists were Wolfgang Peters (The Gas Value Chain), Miroslav Bodnár (Eustream), Wouter Koopman (Shell), Reinhard Ontyd (Nord Stream 2), Andreas Rau (NET4GAS).

Ana Stanič also chaired the discussion on Supplies to Europe at Flame. (link)

May 2018

E&A Law and Deloitte in cooperation with Stalna Arbitraža at the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia, ICC Croatia and Croatian Chamber of Economy organised one day seminars on practical questions concerning commercial and investment treaty arbitration in Ljubljana and Zagreb on 7 and 8 May 2018. (link)

 

April 2018

Ana Stanič participated in the panel on Potential of Arbitration Involving New Types of Claims at the ICCA 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (link)

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April 2018

On the occasion of the Paris Arbitration Week E&A Law Limited and Leboulanger & Associés organised a conference on Overcoming Challenges in Arbitration and ADR: The User's and Counsel's Perspective. The event was held on 12 April 2018 and supported by the ICC and Global Pound Conference. (link)

March 2018

Ana Stanič gave evidence to the European Economic and Social Committee on 8 March on the implications of the European Commission’s proposal to amend the gas directive to address concerns over Nord Stream 2. She emphasised the incompatibility of the proposal with the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, the WTO Agreements and the Energy Charter Treaty. (link to video)

 

March 2018

Ana Stanič discussed whether Turk Stream will energise borders between East and West during the CEE Gastech Conference taking place in Zagreb on 7 and 8 March 2018 (link). In the lead up to the conference Ana gave an interview in which she discussed the need for the CEE region to focus on delivering a transparent and stable regulatory environment for gas and addressing the re-emerging role of state incumbents in the energy sector. (link)

March 2018

Ana Stanič chaired the panel on The Impact of One Belt One Road on energy disputes in MEA at the 3rd Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa on 6 March 2018. (link)

January 2018

Ana Stanič gave a full day seminar on the impact of Brexit on the UK and EU energy sectors and policies at Technische Universität Berlin on 25th January 2018.

January 2018

Ana Stanič has contributed a chapter on drafting and negotiating financing clauses in investment agreements in the energy sector as part of an initiative of the Energy Charter Secretariat to offer guidance to governments when entering into complex negotiations in the energy sector. The Handbook on General Provisions Applicable to Investment Agreements in the Energy Sector is available in this link.

December 2017

Ana Stanič took part in the panel discussion concerning procedural issues in commercial arbitration during the 25th Croatian Arbitration Days on 7 – 8 December 2017 in Zagreb. (link)

October 2017

Legal 500 has ranked E&A Law amongst the top 30 law firms in the world in public international law and international arbitration. (link)

October 2017

Ana Stanič chaired a conference panel on Regional Challenges in CEE region at ICC’s Conference on International Arbitration that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 13 October 2017. (link)

October 2017

Ana Stanič discussed renewable energy arbitrations with Mr Jordi Sellares and Mr Carlos Sole at a breakfast meeting organized by the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration (AFA) and KPMG on 6 October 2017 in Barcelona. (link)

September 2017

Ana Stanič presented a paper on Hinkley Point C, EU State Aid and Brexit at 26th Annual Nuclear Energy for New Europe (NENE) Conference on 12 September 2017 on Bled, Slovenia. (link)

August 2017

Ana Stanič took part in EURACTIV’s round table discussion on Nord Stream 2 and the Energy Union: Friends or Foes? in Brussels. The discussion took place on 6 September. For more information see (link)

July 2017

Ana Stanič discussed with a leading gas expert Bill Barnes whether US LNG will remain priced out of Europe in an article published by Natural Gas World last week. (link)

July 2017

Ana Stanič participated in the panel on Energy, Security and Climate Challenges, co-chaired by Mr. Abbas Ali Al Naqi, Secretary General of OAPEC and Mrs. Hakima El Haite, Former Minister of Environment & Special Envoy for COP 22, Morocco. (link)

June 2017

Ana Stanič discussed the recent developments in Chinese Energy Law with leading Chinese energy lawyer Libin Zhang at 2017 London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China. (link)

June 2017

Ana Stanič published an article on Security of Supply, IGAs and Energy Union in Natural Gas World Magazine on June 5, 2017. (link)

May 2017

Ana Stanič presented a paper entitled Nuclear Energy Law in Europe: The Brexit Impact at 6th UBCEES Extractive Energy Conference: Nuclear Law and Policy Post-Brexit. (link)

May 2017

Ana Stanic discussed Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Populism in Europe: Risk and Opportunities for China, Beijing Arbitration Commission, 24 May 2017.

May 2017

Ana Stanič wrote a post entitled ‘Energy Union, Security of Supply and IGAs: Latest developments in EU law impacting gas’ on Flame’s website. (link)

May 2017

Ana Stanič discussed the legal aspects of the European Energy Union and Pipelines and Interconnectors at the Flame Conference on 11th May in Amsterdam. (link)

May 2017

Ana Stanič discusses Brexit and other topical issues on a TV current affairs programme in Barcelona. (link)

May 2017

Ana Stanič has been listed as an arbitrator by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). CIETAC is a leading arbitration institution in the world. (link)

April 2017

Ana Stanič spoke on "Brexit, Trump and Trade: Fasten Your Seat Belts - Bumpy Ride Ahead" at Breakbulk Annual Conference on 25th April in Antwerp. (link)

April 2017

Ana Stanič discusses why Brexit negotiations will be multilateral in nature and involve multiple stakeholders in an article published in CITYAM. (link)

March 2017

Ana Stanič provided updates on EU energy law, including on Security of Supply, Intergovernmental agreements as well as Brexit at the 23rd Annual BBSPA Conference on 6th - 7th April 2017 in Vienna. (link)

March 2017

Ana Stanič spoke at Interfax’s seminar “Brexit and the Energy Union: Are we prepared?” on 29th March 2017 in Brussels. (link to Interfax's article)

March 2017

Ana Stanič spoke at Aspire to Lead, an event organised in Slovenia by PWC on 20 March 2017. She was asked to tell her story and speak about 26 years of Slovenian independence. (photo)

March 2017

Ana Stanič spoke on EU’s Winter Package, the future of gas in Europe and the impact of Brexit on energy development at En.Odmev 017: New business Models in Energy Sector Conference on 9 March 2017 in Ljubljana. (link) (video)

February 2017

Ana Stanič was interviewed by Energetika.net, a leading energy news portal on EU's Winter Package, Energy Security and Nord Stream 2, and Brexit. (link)

February 2017

Ana Stanič spoke at the Central & Eastern European Gas Conference on the panel “Policy, Support and Regulation: EU, Regional and Domestic outlook for gas supply and transfer under the microscope« in Zagreb 15th February. (link)

February 2017

Ana Stanič spoke on “How Will Winter Package Shape the Electricity and Gas Market?” at the Energy and Regulation Conference in Ljubljana on 1st February. (link)

December 2016

Ana Stanič expresses support for the initiative in Croatia to set up a separate government agency dealing exclusively with investment arbitrations brought against Croatia in an interview in Poslovni Dnevnik. (link)

December 2016

Ana Stanič spoke on International Legal Framework for Investing in Oil and Gas in Algeria at OGEX 2016 in Oran, Algeria. (link)

November 2016

E&A Law as co-counsel successfully defended the Republic of Croatia in an investment treaty arbitration brought under the Rules of ICSID. The tribunal dismissed the claim for USD 32 million in damages brought by members of the van Riet family against Croatia pursuant to the Belgium-Croatia Bilateral Investment Treaty by failing to provide accurate information on the planning status of land they purchased for development. The majority of the Tribunal rejected the Claimants’ criticisms of Croatia’s planning laws and emphasised that investors must bear the consequences of their failure to engage experts to carry out the due diligence before making an investment. (link)

October 2016

Ana Stanič published an article on "Overview of EU Energy Law" in Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation, Oxford University Press. (link)

October 2016

Ana Stanič published an article on "Brexit: Tectonic Changes in Europe" in MQ Magazin. (Available in Slovene here: link)

October 2016

Ana Stanič spoke on TTIP at Eurogrowth 2016 Conference in Barcelona on 21st October 2016. (link)

October 2016

Ana Stanič lead a Workshop on Recent Developments in EU Energy Law and Policy at Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) on 11th October 2016. (link)

September 2016

Ana Stanič spoke at Conference of the European Energy Policy Chair of the College of Europe in Bruges in a roundtable on »Staying connected – the UK's principal options after Brexit« on 30th September 2016. (link)

September 2016

Ana Stanič spoke at Energy Economics & Industry Conference 2016 at the roundtable on Experiences from today’s energy investments with super best practises from IAEE on 29th September. (link)

September 2016

Ana Stanič spoke on Investing in Energy Projects in the EU: Key Legal Obstacles at the Bocconi University on 27th September. (pdf)

September 2016

Ana Stanič co-published an article with John Hulsman in City AM, the most read London newspaper explaining why CETA plus is the most likely Brexit option to be adopted by the UK Government. (link)

August 2016

Ana Stanič was interviewed by Gas Strategies on Brexit and Nord Stream 2. (pdf)

July 2016

Ana Stanič was interviewed by Mladina, a leading Slovenian journal, about her career as a lawyer, Slovenian independence, the importance of the rule of law, the Catalan independence process, TTIP, and plastics in the ocean... Interview is available in Slovene. (pdf)

July 2016

Ana Stanič published a commentary "Getting the Best from the UK/EU Divorce" in Natural Gas Europe. Read more

July 2016

Ana Stanič commented for Interfax on European Commission's proposal to amend the Decision on Intergovernmental Agreements in the field of energy currently discussed by the Parliament. Read more

June 2016

Ana Stanič lead two workshops on EU Energy Law and Resolving Energy Disputes in the EU at CIETEC in Beijing on 23-24 June 2016. Read more

June 2016

Ana Stanič discussed EU Energy Law, Investment Security and an Honest Look at the Prospects for Nord Stream Expansion at the Brussels Energy Club, 13th June 2016. Read more

June 2016

Ana Stanič discussed Lessons From Fukushima: Review of Actions Taken at the EU and International Level at the 11th International Conference of the Croatian Nuclear Society in Zadar, 5-8 June 2016. Read more

May 2016

Ana Stanič spoke at FLAME Conference discussing "Understanding the European Commission's Competition Decisions & Their Potential Impact on Pricing". Read more

May 2016

Ana Stanič discussed the Increased Regulatory Risk in the EU in the Slovenian electricity industry magazine, Naš Stik. Read more

April 2016

Ana Stanič has been appointed as one of the members of the Scottish Arbitration Centre’s advisory panel regarding its bid to host the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress 2020. Read more

March 2016

Ana Stanič was interviewed by Lawyer Monthly, Issue 71-16. Read more

March 2016

Ana Stanič discussed the Contractual Mechanisms for Protecting Investments at the 1st Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa in London. She also lead two Workshops on: (a) investment treaty disputes and (b) boundary Disputes. Read more

March 2016

Ana Stanič discussed Ways to Develop Oil and Gas Reserves which Straddle Disputed Maritime Borders in the East Med at the 7th Mediterranean Oil & Gas Forum 2016 in Cyprus. Read more - - Photo

January 2016

Ana Stanič published an article titled "EU Energy Law: Increased Regulatory Risk and Ways to Reduce It" in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2016. Read more

November 2015

Ana Stanič attended 1st Berlin Global Forum discussing Europe’s energy security, China’s New Silk Road concept and the global dimensions of the refugee crisis. Read more

November 2015

Ana Stanič discussed what the 2016 will bring in new EU legislation for the energy sector at the Energy Law Business Forum. Read more

October 2015

Ana Stanič discussed EU/Russia Energy Relations through the prism of EU law at the Energy Arbitration Conference. Read more

October 2015

Ana Stanič discussed the latest developments in the South Gas Corridor at the  2nd London and Gas Forum 2015. Read more

April 2015

Ana Stanič discussed Price Review Arbitrations, Energy Union and other EU developments with implications for European Gas Prices at Flame 2015 in Amsterdam. The presentation is available on request.

November 2014

Ana Stanič took part in a panel discussion together with representative of BP and the European Commission on EU Energy Security in Brussels.

November 2014

Ana Stanič discussed whether the revised nuclear safety rules adopted by the EU in July this year will enhance nuclear safety or risk fragmenting international standards. Read more

October 2014

Ana Stanič discussed the Four Lessons the EU should learn regarding Energy Security in the Journal of the Royal Institute of Strategic Affairs’s Journal. Read more

September 2014

Ana Stanič discussed at the Platt’s Annual Gas Conference in Berlin why she does not expect the new EU institutions to address the concerns of the industry about the growing regulatory risks providing instead practical ways to minimise it.

May 2014

Ana Stanič discussed the Implications of Gas Price Arbitrations and Recent Development in EU Law on Gas Prices at Flame 2014. Read more

February/March 2014

Ana Stanič discussed whether EU as Applicable Law in Energy Contracts is a New Source of Friction at the Vienna Arbitration Days 2014. Read more

January 2014

E&A Law’s article discussing the Key Developments in EU Oil and Gas Law in 2014 was published in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2014 Edition. Read more

October 2013

Ana Stanič discussed the relationship between the EU and the ECT and the contractual mechanisms for minimising regulatory risks at the Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre three day executive training programme designed specifically to assist younger generation energy professionals to better understand energy security held in Brussels from 28 to 30 October 2013. Read more

September 2013

Ana Stanič discussed whether EU Energy Law is a source of uncertainty at the Platts 7th European Gas Summit conference in Vienna, Austria on 19-20 September. Read more

June 2013

Ana Stanič discussed the Legal Framework of the Southern Gas Corridor and Some of the Outstanding Issues of EU law at the 20th Caspian Oil and Gas Conference which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan on 5-6 June Read more

April 2013

Ana Stanič discussed the International Legal Framework for Oil and Gas Investments in the Eastern Mediteranean at the Eastern Mediternaean New Frontiers Conference in London.Read more

March 2013

Ana Stanič discussed the Southern Gas Corridor: The Legal Framework and EU Law at the Georgian International Oil, Gas, Infrastructure and Energy Conference in Tbilisi on 26 March 2013.

December 2012

Ana Stanič discussed Bribery in Arbitration in England: from Westacre case to the Bribery Act 2010 at the 20th Annual Arbitration Conference in Zagreb, Croatia.

November 2012

Ana Stanič discussed the EU Stress Tests and the Recent Developments at the EU Level concerning Nuclear Safety at the International Workshop-REMOO 2012, conference organised by Renecon and supported by inter alia European Nuclear Society and World Nuclear Association

November 2012

Ana Stanič discussed the Role of a Lawyer in Arbitration at the Slovenian Arbitration Conference held at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce on 5 November 2012. Read more

October 2012

Ana Stanič discussed the Southern Gas Corridor: Recent Developments and Legal Implications at the Gastech 2012 Conference in London. Read more

May 2012

Ana Stanič presents a paper on EU’s energy infrastructure policy and the lessons which should be learned from the Southern Gas Corridor at the International Conference on Energy Reality in South East Europe. Read more

April 2012

Ana Stanič discusses Nuclear Safety Post Fukushima at the International Energy Security Conference held in Geneva. Read more

April 2012

Ana Stanic is appointed Visiting Professor of Energy Law at the Central European University in Budapest.

December 2011

Ana Stanič commented on the New Arbitration Rules of the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce at the 19th Annual Arbitration and Mediation days of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce held in Zagreb, 1-2 December 2011.

November 2011

Ana Stanič spoke on the Regulatory Risk associated with Transit Pipelines and Ways to Minimise it at the first Gastech Specialist Conference on Energy Infrastructure held in Rome. Read more

March 2011

Ana Stanič spoke on the Europeanisation of EU Energy Policy at the Strategic Energy Conference in Ljubljana.
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August 2011

Ana Stanič has been appointed on the Steering Committee of Gastech’s European Gas Infrastructure for Interconnectivity and Interoperability Forum taking place from 29 November to 1 December in Rome, for further details regarding the Conference see http://www.eugasinfrastructureforum.com/

March 2011

Ana Stanič spoke on the Europeanisation of EU Energy Policy at the Strategic Energy Conference in Ljubljana.
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January 2011

Ana Stanič discusses the proposed EU Directive on the Management of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel in the February 2011 issue of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.

December 2010

Ana Stanič discussed the recent investment arbitrations at the Annual Croatian Arbitration and Mediation Days in Zagreb

October 2010

Ana Stanič spoke on Lessons for States Concerning Investments in the Energy Sector in Serbia

September 2010

Ana Stanič spoke on the Europeanisation of EU Energy Policy at the Strategic Energy Conference in Ljubljana

Ana Stanič addressed Chinese lawyers at Beijing Arbitration Commission on Challenging Arbitrators and Duty of Counsel

June 2010

Ana Stanič discussed EU Rules Concerning Gas Infrastructure and TSO Certification and Their Impact on Investment at the Annual Energy Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London: http://www.biicl.org/events/view/-/id/465/.

May 2010

Ana Stanič discussed the proposed revisions to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in the New Law Journal.

March 2010

In her presentation at the Annual Conference of Energetika.net on the key provisions of EU’s Third Energy Package Ana Stanic discusses inter alia the three options for effective unbundling. For details of the conference see http://www.energetika.net/novice/clanki/enkonferenca-leto-2010-bo. For copy of the presentations go to http://www.energetika.net/novice/clanki/enkonferenca-leto-2010-bo.

January 2010

In a reference from the English High Court for a preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice held in Uniplex (UK) Ltd v NHS Business Services Authority (C 406/08) that the EC Directive 89/665 (on co-ordination of laws, etc, relating to the application of review procedures to the award of public supply and public works contracts) required the period for bringing public procurement infringement proceedings to begin on the date on which the claimant knew, or ought to have known, of the alleged infringement – and not on the date of the alleged infringement. The Court held that Article 1(1) of the Directive requires Member States to guarantee that unlawful decisions can be subjected to effective review and that this could only be done if the period laid down for bringing infringement proceedings started to run from the date on which the claimant knew, or ought to have known, of the alleged infringement. Whilst acknowledging that Member States had the power to set the period within which infringement proceedings could be brought, the Court held that a limitation period, the duration of which is placed at the discretion of the competent court, is not predictable in its effects and is, therefore, contrary to the EU principle of legal certainty. Ana Stanic was involved in this case. This case is expected to have implications for all EU law judicial review cases as well as procurement cases. The text of the judgment, please visit: http://curia.europa.eu/jurisp/cgi-bin/form.pl?lang=EN&Submit=Submit&numaff=C-406/08.

December 2009

Ana Stanič opened the first working sessions of the Croatian Arbitration and Mediation Days in Zagreb 3-4 December and speaks on Challenging Arbitrators and Duty of Counsel.

September 2009

Ana Stanič took part in the Round Table discussion concerning Best Practice on Conflicts in International Arbitration - A Way Forward at 13th Investment Treaty Forum organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London.

Ana Stanic presents the key provisions of the EU Directive on Nuclear Safety at the Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2020 in Slovenia.

July 2009

Ana Stanič discussed the key provisions of the EU Third Energy Package at the International Conference on Energy and Responsibility, Slovenia, 1-3 July 2009. More

April 2009

Ana Stanič spoke on the advantages of arbitration at a Conference in Doha, Qatar

Ana Stanič lectured on international investment law and bilateral investment treaty arbitrations at the University of London.

February 2009

Ana Stanič discussed the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute in the Infrastructure Journal on 23 February.
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Ana Stanic discussed Nabucco, North and South Stream and EU energy security in the leading Slovenian newspaper Delo.
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December 2008

Advising and Representing Uniplex (UK) Limited on a Reference to the European Court of Justice against the UK which raises important issues concerning the implementation of EU public procurement rules by a member state and, in particular, the right to an effective remedy in case of an infringement of such rules. The case concerns the importance of the tender’s knowledge of the breach of the public procurement rules in determining when the limitation period for commencing infringement proceedings should start running.

September 2008

Ana Stanič spoke at the Conference marking the 10 Anniversary of the Energy Charter Treaty organised by the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, held in London on 18 and 19 September. She discussed the recent transit disputes between Russia and Ukraine and Russia and Belarus and their impact on EU’s energy security. More

April 2008

Appointed Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University to teach international commercial arbitration at the London branch of the University.

December 2007

Advising and Representing Mr Horvath on a Reference to the European Court of Justice against the UK which raises important issues concerning the internal allocation of powers in member states and the application of the EC general principle of non-discrimination and equality. The case concerns alleged discriminatory and unlawful action by the UK against English farmers in its implementation of an EC common agricultural policy Regulation governing the entitlement of farmers to a minimum income for farming.