We are pleased to announce that Palladian Communications Specialists is organizing the EAST MEDITERRANEAN ENERGY LAW FORUM - Contributing to a better Investment Environment, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment & Energy and the Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management. The conference will take place on December 8th, 2017 at the Hotel NJV Plaza in Athens. The Forum will cover all latest developments in the upstream natural gas sector in Greece but also in the neighboring countries Cyprus, Israel and Egypt.
Oil & Gas exploration, production and exploitation, as well as the regulatory developments downstream, are in the daily news. Their legal aspects are as complex as their technical, financial and political aspects. The conference will focus on the legal aspects of the various stages of the oil and gas value chain from a public and private law perspective. As oil and gas activities develop, the requirements and pressure on lawyers to provide advice and solid solutions will intensify on all matters concerning business strategy, day-to- day commercial and financial management, evaluation and management of the substantial risks inherent is this complex field. Oil and Gas Law includes the regulatory framework for exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons, investment protection, private contracts ( joint operation agreements, farm-outs and farm-ins etc.), procurement contracts, complex facility construction contracts and pipeline construction, taxation law, environmental law, maritime contracts, insurance contracts, workers’ health and safety regulation, national and international dispute resolution and arbitration, financing contracts (private equity, debt and project finance), anti-trust and many more.
The conference aims at addressing legal aspects of oil and gas both upstream and downstream, taking into account both Greek and international experience.
This one-day event will be a point of reference and gathering for:
In house Lawyers
senior executives of companies operating in the Oil & Gas sector
decision and policy makers
energy consultants and consultants of relevant development projects
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORKS IN OIL & GAS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION CONTRACTS
LICENSING ROUNDS: GREECE, CYPRUS & ISRAEL
LEGAL AND REGULATORY CHANGES IN THE ENERGY MARKETS: FROM THE THIRD ENERGY PACKAGE TO THE “WINTER PACKAGE” OF THE EU AND HOW THEY AFFECT ENERGY BUSINESS IN GREECE AND SE EUROPE.
FINANCING OIL & GAS OPERATIONS
Palladian Communications Specialists is a leading, but relatively low-profile communications firm specializing in communication strategy, media relations, public affairs and crisis and issues management.
Palladian was established in 2001, was the first PR agency in Greece to be certified with ISO 9001 and has been a member of the Hellenic Association of Communication Agencies since 2005. Palladian currently employs 24 consultants and industry specialists on a full time or part time basis.
The long track record of successful communication campaigns combined with Palladian’s significant experience in industry event management, led in 2014 to the introduction of a new, independent business unit within the company engaged in organizing conferences. The mission of the Conferences Business Unit is to highlight important issues across a range of economic, business and socioeconomic issues that compose the complexity of today’s decision making.
We are pleased to announce that Palladian Communications Specialists is launching the TRAVEL LAW FORUM 2018-Consumer Rights in digital era, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and in cooperation with the International Institute of Air & Space Law-University of Leiden and the Institute for Travel and Tourism in London. The Forum will take place at the N.J.V Athens Plaza in Athens, March, 16 2018.
The forum panels will include the following topics:Panel I: Setting the scene – Airline liability: The most recent cases
The 1944 Chicago Convention forms the regulatory basis of international civil aviation and the primary source of public international law. In the field of air law, the 1999 Montreal Convention is the main instrument addressing the issue of liability in case of death, bodily injury, damage to baggage and goods, and delay, and providing protection for air passengers. Within the EU further protection is given by Regulation 261/2004 and the new Package Travel Directive 2015/2302/EU
PANEL II: Consumer rights- the suppliers’ and consumers’ perspectives
Between the aviation and the hospitality services providers and the users, it is usually the latter that are favored by regulatory provisions. Air transport providers and travel businesses are subject to stringent regulations when it comes to passenger rights, fare transparency and competition laws. Fierce competition and small profit margins seem to pressure the industry in Europe to undertake a race to the bottom with regard to pricing and labor conditions in order to meet the commercial demands of the sector.
Panel III: Shared economy platforms-Future trends
The travel industry is a dynamic sector, open to influence by current developments worldwide. Innovative technologies and modern economic models can easily find their way into the field of aviation and hospitality. The growing demand for custom services paired with the domination of electronic access on every aspect of financial life have led to the introduction of modern concepts, such as Airbnb, Uber and pilotless aircraft. Similarly, cutting-edge projects, such as suborbital flights, are promising affordable transportation in a fraction of the time.
Panel IV: Brexit
Brexit means that unless an agreement is reached, the UK will leave the internal market. This will have far reaching implications for the provision of air transport and hospitality services as well as for passenger and consumer rights.
Palladian Communications Specialists (PCS) is a leading communications firm specializing in media relations, public affairs and crisis and issues management. Our mission is to add real, measurable value to our clients’ operations by enhancing and protecting their reputation and providing timely and relevant intelligence. Over its 15 years of operation Palladian has established a long record of successful campaigns on a series of delicate issues which changed perceptions and influenced developments.
Palladian Conferences, business unit of PCS, are business Fora addressing issues concerning several key industries, such as Legal, Energy, Shipping, Pharma and Food. Distinguished speakers together with Greek and international senior executives, aim to provide up-to-date answers on relevant market trends and issues.