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6.4. Problems of Harmonization of Energy Law in Russia, EU and Eurasian Economic Union

May 29 2015
12:30 - 14:30
Hall V

Track: 6. Cultural Heritage/ Public Interest/ Environment


One of the most pressing issues arising in course of interstate cooperation of the participants of legal relations in the energy sector, especially in view of the ongoing integration processes within the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as within the framework of cooperation with the EU member states, is the harmonization of the legislations in the energy sector of Russia, European Union and the EEU.

During the discussion representatives of federal executive authorities, as well as practicing lawyers will express an opinion on the following questions:

  • assessment of the effectiveness of existing legal systems of the EEU and the EU member states regulating relations in the energy sector from the point of view of common energy market formation;
  • concept of formation of the EEU common energy market;
  • prospects for the Energy Union of the European Union;
  • barriers in the current legislation of the EEU and the European Union member states preventing establishment of the common energy market;
  • assessment of the effectiveness of the legislation harmonization processes regulating relations in the sphere of energy;
  • international experience in creating effective systems of legal regulation of relations on the national and the international energy markets;
  • problems of international law unification in the energy sector and harmonization of the legislations of member states of the international energy markets;
  • prospects for international cooperation in framework of developing intergovernmental organizations – of the European Union and the EEU.


Alexander Pakhomov

Member of the Management Board - General Counsel, JSC Inter RAO


Was born on September 15, 1973 in Moscow


In 1995, graduated from the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

In 1999, graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.

Professional experience:

Has been working at JSC “Inter RAO” since 2003. Alexander has been holding various positions for eleven years, including the position of the Head of the Legal Department, Head of the Tax Planning Directorate, Deputy Head of the Department of Taxation and Accounting.

Currently he is holding the position of the Member of the Management Board - Head of the Legal Work Unit of JSC “Inter RAO”, and is also a member of the governing bodies of the Group’s enterprises. Alexander is a Member of the Board of Directors of Irkutskenergo OJSC. Main area of business is organization of the regulatory support of the Group’s enterprises, transfer pricing and managing assets of the holding. Alexander is organizing and managing the legal work of Inter RAO Group consisting of more than 20 manufacturing subsidiaries and more than 50 affiliates in Russia and in the other countries. From 2007 to 2008, Alexander has been participating in the project group of RAO UES of Russia with regard to the tax support for the power sector reforms. Mr. Pakhomov is a member of all-Russian and professional associations. He is an arbitrator at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and Court of Arbitration affiliated with Non-profit Partnership Market Council. Since 2013, Alexander Pakhomov is a lecturer at the Power Engineering Law Academic Department of the Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education of Kutafin Moscow State Law University.


Georgiy Golovanov

Deputy Director of Law Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Bernd Meyring

Partner, Linklaters LLP


Education, academic degree:

1999 - 2001 Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Paris/Strasbourg, Master in Public Administration.

1998 - 1999 Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften, Speyer.

1996 - 2001 Humboldt University of Berlin, Ph.D in International Law .

1995 - 1996 College of Europe, Bruges, LL.M.

1992 - 1995 Law Studies, University of Munich.

1990 - 1992 Law Studies, University of Würzburg.

Professional experience:

Former global sector leader for retail and now global sector leader for automotive. Teaches EU Competition law at the University of Frankfurt/Main (Germany).

2001 - Rechtsanwalt (Partner since 2007), Linklaters.

2000 - 2001 Trainee, Permanent Representation of France to the European Union.

1997 - 1999 Referendariat (legal traineeship), Alliance of European Lawyers Brussels, Nörr Stiefenhofer & Lutz Munich, European Court of Justice.

1996 - 2001 Junior Lecturer, International, European and French Administrative Law, University of Strasbourg.

1995 - Trainee, Nörr Stiefenhofer & Lutz.

Prоfessional interests:

Main areas of practice include merger control proceedings in the European Commission, the German competition authority and coordination of merger control proceedings worldwide as well as representing clients in cartel investigations and leniency applications, advising on dominance issues and litigating cases in German and the European courts. Significant experience in the automotive, food, retail, energy, healthcare and waste management sectors.

Nikolay Mizulin

Partner, Mayer Brown

Viktor Myasnik

Director of the Energy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission


Born on September 24, 1958 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

Education, academic degree:

In 1981 he graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in “Engineer of heat and electric power stations”.

Professional experience:

After graduation in 1981 on the distribution goes to Chita, where at local CHP-1 (Combined Heat and Power ) passes all stages of the professional power engineer’s career: from auxiliary operator to Deputy chief operating engineer.

From November 1991 to February 1998 - Director of Kharanorskaya GRES (state district power station).

From February 1998 to August 2001 - General Director of OJSC “Chitaenergo”.

From August 2001 to January 2007 - General Director of OJSC “Far Eastern energy management company” RAO “UES of Russia”.

From February 2007 to September 2008 - General Director of OJSC “Far Eastern energy company”.

From September 2008 to July 2009 - First Deputy General Director FGU “Far Eastern Directorate of the Russian Federal Agency for Construction”.

From May 2010 to March 2012 - Vice-Governor of the Primorsky territory Administration.

From September 2012 till present - Director of the Energy Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Viktoriya Romanova

Head of Energy Law Department, Kutafin Moscow State Law University - Member of Ministry of Public Council, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


Education, academic degree:

In 1990 she graduated from the law faculty of Leningrad State University. Specialty - jurisprudence.

In 1997 she defended a thesis for the degree of candidate of legal sciences on the theme “the Russian property abroad: the problem of succession and management”. Candidate of legal sciences.

In 2014 she defended a thesis for the degree of doctor of legal sciences on the theme “Legal regulation of construction and modernization of energy facilities”. Doctor of legal sciences.

Professional experience:

Head of energy law Department of Moscow State Law University named after O. E. Kutafin (MSAL).

Head of the energy law sector of Institute of state and law of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Member of the Public Council under the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation.

Member of the scientific advisory Board under the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Member of the scientific advisory Board under the Arbitration court of the Moscow district.

Arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, arbitrator of mediation court of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, arbitrator of the mediation court at the NP “Energostroy”.


Chief Editor of the international research and practice journal "Legal energy forum".

Author of over 100 scientific papers on the issues of legal regulation of construction and modernization of energy facilities, agreement-based regulation in the sphere of energy, state regulation in the energy sector, legal regulation in certain sectors of energy, including in the electric power industry, oil and gas industries, in the field of use of atomic energy.

Monographs: Contracts of the construction and modernization of energy facilities. Moscow. Publishing House The Lawyer. 2010. State regulation and self-regulation of construction and modernization of energy facilities. Moscow. Publishing House The Lawyer. 2011. Legal regulation of construction and modernization of energy facilities. Moscow. Publishing House The Lawyer. 2012.

Educational books and textbooks: Energy law. General part// educational book. Moscow. Publishing House The Lawyer. 2013. Energy law. General part. Special part//textbook under the editorship of V. V. Romanova. Moscow. Publishing House The Lawyer. 2014.

Evgeniy Sarymsakov

Head of International Law Department, JSC Inter RAO

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