The CJEU ruling in Komstroy: does the CJEU’s analysis contribute to the strict observance of international law?


In September 2021 the Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber) ruled on the Republic of Moldova v. Komstroy LLC. The case originated from the Paris Court of Appeal and concerned the interpretation of the Energy Charter Treaty, and as it turned out the intra-EU application of the Charter.

The ruling has drawn a lot of attention, primarily since it concerns what tools should be CJEU ruling in Komstroy used to interpret a treaty to whom the EU is a party.
Read more about the ruling on the Republic of Moldova v. Komstroy LLC

The National Board of Trade will host a panel discussion with Professor Dr. Steffen Hindelang, LL.M. at Uppsala university and Paschalis Paschalidis, Counsel, Arendt & Medernach; Associate Professor of EU Law, University of Lyon 3 “Jean Moulin”, also formerly réféndaire at the CJEU to Advocate General Wathelet.

The Komstroy rulings has crystalized tensions between public international law and the EU law. To put the ruling in perspective and to get a deeper understanding of how public international law and the Vienna convention on the law of treaties fit into EU legal order (or not) the discussants have agreed to take opposite positions and argue their respective cases.

The discussion will be commented by Anna-Maria Tamminen, partner at Hannes Snellman, and followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Johan Sidklev, partner and head of the dispute resolution practise at Roschier, will be preside over the discussion.

Practical information

The discussion is free to attend and open to the public. Advance registration is required. The discussion will take place on the ground floor at Drottninggatan 89.
The event will be followed by lighter refreshments at the office of the National Board of Trade.

Day: Friday, 17 of June

Time: 14.00 – 15.30

Venue: Drottninggatan 89, Stockholm

Registration seminar 17 June 2022

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