Kelemenis & Co. advises FYR Macedonia on public utilities legislation

The firm has been retained by consulting company PLANET to advise the Ministry of Economy in FYR Macedonia on the legal approximation of the national legislation on public utilities with the EU acquis. Our advisory services make part of the EAR-funded project “Approximation of Trade Legislation II”. Dr Kelemenis, the firm’s managing partner, is the Key Expert on “Public Utilities, Public Enterprises and State Aid”. Our objective is the redrafting of the country’s primary and secondary legislation on economic activities of general economic interest, public services obligations, and transparency. To this end, all necessary steps to transpose all relevant EU directives into national law have to be taken. Dr Kelemenis had again advised the Ministry of Economy in 2004, when he acted as the Senior Legal Expert to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of FYR Macedonia. At the time, Dr. Kelemenis drafted secondary legislation for all energy sub-sectors; recommended amendments to primary legislation; and drafted model licences and authorizations for all energy functions and activities.