“News from the Shop-Floor of Nuclear Law” [update]

January 9, 2015

Save the date for the 14th Regional Conference of the German Branch of INLA, which will be held in Nürnberg (Germany) from 28 to 29 September 2015!  [Registrations open!]

We are pleased to announce that the German Branch of INLA is organizing the 14th Regional Conference, which will take place in Nürnberg (Germany) from Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 September 2015.

This year the conference program intends to cover areas of nuclear law, where important changes are happening – on national, EU and worldwide level. The developments require the attention of nuclear law experts: from authorities, industry and academia. The conference offers the opportunity for vivid discussion and creating professional contacts at this event.

The conference languages are German and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

[update!] Registrations open!

Click here to see “Call for Registrations” Click here to see “Registration sheet”

See the website of the German Branch of INLA: http://www.deutsche-inla.de/

[update!] PROGRAMME

Click here to see full “Programme of the conference”


Monday, 28 September 2015 – FIRST DAY
11:30- Registration in the Lobby
12:00-12:45 Walking lunch in the Wagner Lobby
12:45-13:30 Opening Session

Welcome and introduction

Dr. Christian Raetzke, Chairman of the German Branch of AIDN/INLA


Message to the auditorium

Els Reynaers Kini, President AIDN/INLA


Keynote speech: The Atom and its power – Rational fears

Dr. Reinhard Müller, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Preview of the conference

Akos Frank LL.M., Head of the Organizing committee


Session 1

Turnkey – a viable contractual concept for nuclear new build and decommissioning?

Chair: Akos Frank LL.M., AREVA

Session secretary: Julius F.W. Weitzdörfer, Darwin College Cambridge

  • Florian Cahn LL.M., AREVA GmbH – Turnkey – definition of the term and practical application in nuclear new build.
  • Graham Alty, Pinsent Masons LLP – Turnkey – appropriate use in Decommissioning projects and alternative structures.
  • Ingmar Kohl, Ernst & Young – Contracting strategies in the nuclear Renaissance and beyond.
 15:30-16:00 Coffee break

Session 2

Access to justice in environmental law and related to international investments disputes

Chair: Ulrike Feldmann, German Association of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Industries

Session secretary: Michaela Rexhaeuser LL.M, AREVA

  • Professor Dr. Sabine Schlacke, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster – Access to justice in environmental and nuclear law.
  • MinR Dr. Christof Sangenstedt, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety – Europeanisation of the German administrative procedural law and administrative adjective law resulting from legal requirements on the access to justice in environmental law.
  • Professor Dr. Hans-Georg Dederer, Universität Passau – Access to justice in international investments disputes at the ICSID – exemplified by the arbitration case “Vattenfall II”.
18:10 End of the first day
(18:40) Walk to the restaurant

Franconian Feast in the medieval restaurant Heilig-Geist-Spital

(The Heilig-Geist-Spital is within walking distance from the conference hotel)

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 – DAY TWO

Session 3

Legal requirements on the final disposal of highly radioactive waste – An international overview

Chair: Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Brammer, Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH

Session secretary: Lisa-Kristin Trapp LL.M., AREVA

  • Hanns Näser, Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH – Long-term safety of one million years as criterion for final disposal?
  • MinDir a.D. Hubert Steinkemper, Commission Storage Highly Radioactive Waste – Status of final disposal in Germany.
  • Nuria Prieto Serrano, ENRESA – Legal requirements of the Radioactive Waste Directive 20011/70/ Euratom for the Member States.
  • Jay R. Kraemer, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP – Status of HLW disposal in the USA.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Panel discussion

National developments and challenges in the field of legal requirements for final disposal

  • Dr. Sara Maciel Sánchez, Martínez & Maciel Nuclear Law Firm, Mexico,
  • Judit Silye, Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, Hungary,
  • Lisa Thiele, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada,
  • Nuria Prieto Serrano, ENRESA, Spain,
  • MinDir a.D. Hubert Steinkemper, Commission Storage Highly Radioactive Waste, Germany,
  • Jay Kraemer, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, USA,
  • Hanns Näser, Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany.
12:30-14:00 Lunch in the Brasserie of le Méridien

Session 4

Nuclear liability – latest developments

Chair: Dr. Norbert Pelzer, Universität Göttingen

Session secretary: Łukasz Młynarkiewicz, Legal Counsel’s Office of Dariusz Młynarkiewicz, Poland

  • Els Reynaers Kini, MV Kini, Mumbai – Nuclear liability – Latest developments in India.
  • Dr. Christian Raetzke, CONLAR, Leipzig – Liability of German operators for transboundary damage: The reciprocity principle of section 31 of the German Nuclear Energy Act.

Session 5

Nuclear safety in the EU and beyond

Chair: Dr. Christian Raetzke, CONLAR, Leipzig

Session secretary: Alexandra van Kalleveen, European Commission, ITU Karlsruhe

  • Massimo Garribba, Nuclear Safety and Fuel Cycle, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission – The revised EU Nuclear Safety Directive.
  • Ana Stanic (to be confirmed), E&A Law Limited, London – Does the EU nuclear safety directive risk fragmenting international standards?.
  • Carlton Stoiber, Consultant on international and nuclear law, Washington D.C. – New Development in the Law of Nuclear Safety: the Vienna Declaration.
16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks
17:00 End of the conference



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