Vak: Risk and legal aspects of energy transition credits: 5

Risk and legal aspects of energy transition
ECTS credits
J.C.W. Gazendam
  • Werkcollege
  • Risk and L.A. of energy transition - Opdracht


Analysering (general description) 
Before creating a professional product, the legal professional must analyse the legal practice. Next, they must formulate the relevant legal questions in support of their position in the case. The legal professional must have adequate research skills, systematically selecting and gathering relevant legal sources, such as legislation and case law. Their analysis process should include the gathering, selection, qualification and analysis of information on the practical situation, the resulting relevant facts and legal sources. The legal professional must complete all stages of this process in order to deliver a satisfactory professional product. 

Advising (general description) 
After clarifying the legal question at hand, the legal professional investigates the relevant facts, positions, interests, legal sources and applicable legislation. Having analysed the situation, they then provide a reasoned recommendation - either verbally or in writing - in the appropriate format and terminology. Their considerations provide insight into the underlying process and their understanding of aspects such as customer friendliness, effectiveness, usability and support. 

Organising (general description) 
The legal professional is responsible for the compilation, management, accessibility and transfer of legal files and information within their own professional legal organisation or chain. They are capable of efficiently and effectively organising and implementing legal services, processes or projects. They also have a keen eye for developments - digital or otherwise - with the potential to innovate and improve legal services and processes. They are capable of cooperating with professionals from various disciplines and continuously strive to improve both their own performance and that of the organisation. 

Innovation (general description) 
The legal professional identifies the implications of new laws and regulations, directives and other government agreements at micro, meso and macro level. They apply insights from current national and international legal research and conduct independent research to identify any potential issues where necessary. They then formulate well-founded recommendations on policy and other issues and/or propose preventive measures, taking account of relevant political and societal developments. They help to improve the state of practice at micro, meso and macro level by researching sources and other relevant information. The legal professional initiates discussions on evidence-based approaches and improvement measures, and contributes to their implementation. 



The course is divided in Risk Management (1 EC) and Legal Aspects (4 EC). The lectures are interactive. The exam will be a written essay based on a topic related to the energy Transition. 
The first part ‘Risks’ will make students acquainted with basic knowledge on risk management and related concepts. Furthermore, students will be introduced to different risk assessment models to analyse risks and to identify risks within a business model. 
The students will use the same riskmodel for the assignment (COSO-model). 
Additional materials will be presented on Blackboard. Students are obliged to prepare before class. 
The second part will take place parallel to the lectures of the first part. In this course students will be introduced to new energy sources and technologies that help shape the energy transition. The focus will be on the (either existing or missing) legal framework. By understanding the historical developments of the legal (European) framework, as acquired in the course “Introduction in Energy Law and Economic Regulation of Energy Markets”, students will learn to identify legal obstacles with the integration of these sources and technologies and how to visualize them in order to make them understandable for a more divers audience.  
Recommended reading materials and in-class assignments will be placed on Blackboard. Students are obliged to prepare before class. 

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  • Instituut voor Rechtenstudies