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ERA: The Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) in Practice

Date

29 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018

Address

  Brussels
Belgium

Section

Education

Event Description

Objective

The aim of this seminar is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) addressing the challenges of its enforcement at national level and highlighting its implementation opportunities and perspectives. Emphasis will be given to the practical aspects related to prevention, remediation and financial security under the ELD as well as to national experiences of its application so far.

Key topics

  • Genesis, development and objectives of the ELD
  • Definition of “environmental damage’’ under the ELD
  • Prevention and remediation regime 
  • Financial security mechanisms for environmental liability
  • National experiences and practices
  • Implementation opportunities and challenges
 
Speakers

Lucas Bergkamp, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Brussels; Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Kim Bradley, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Edinburgh

Valerie Fogleman, Professor of Law, Cardiff University School of Law and Politics; Consultant, Stevens & Bolton LLP

Benedek Javor, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Brussels 
 
Hans Lopatta, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission, Brussels

Karl Ortmann, Manager, Liability and Aviation Insurance, German Insurance Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft – GDV)

Ugo Salanitro, Professor of Law, University of Catania

Christoph Sobotta,  Legal Secretary (AG Kokott), CJEU, Luxembourg (invited)

 

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