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Fundamentals of Energy Law

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students possess a basic knowledge of legal sources, subsumption techniques and law principles, master the theoretical principles of legal conflict resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation) and have knowledge of the fundamental principles of energy contract law and energy industry law. They possess a basic understanding of the energy laws of selected countries.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

What is law?
Types of legal standards
Construction of law
Subsumption technique
Legal language styles
Law principles
Principles of energy contract law and energy industry law
Introduction into the energy laws of selected countries (D, A, CH, UK, E, I)

recommended or required reading

- Tschentscher, Axel, Grundprinzipien des Rechts, 1. Auflage Bern u.a. 2003
- Röhl, Klaus F. Allgemeine Rechtslehre, 2. Auflage Köln 2001
- Larenz, Carls / Claus Wilhelm Canaris, Methodenlehre der Rechtswissenschaft, Studienausgabe, 3. Auflage Berlin u.a. 1995
- Raschauer, B., Handbuch Energierecht, Springer Verlag Berlin 2006
- Koenig, C. el al., Energierecht, UTB Verlag Frankfurt / M. 2008

assessment methods and criteria

Exam, Paper, short reports

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

not applicable

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mag. Gerd Stuhlmacher

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable