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Raphael J. Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee and joined Janson as Senior Counsel in December 2020. As of July 2019, he is also Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy awarded by the European Commission. 

Professor Heffron is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, and a graduate of both Oxford (MSc) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD). His work all has a principal focus on achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy, and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics. He has published over 140 publications of different types and is the most cited scholar in his field worldwide (1150+Scopus). Professor Heffron has given over 125 keynote or guest lectures in 44 countries worldwide.

Raphael was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland in 2018. His research and teaching have been recognised by the prestigious award of a Jean Monnet Professorship by the European Commission twice in 2016 (-2019) and 2019 (-2022). His teaching has also been recognised in the UK by becoming a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018. In addition, Raphael is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. 

He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank and various policy organisations in the EU. Raphael is on the Editorial Board of the International Energy Law Review and is also Consulting Editor of the Halsbury’s Laws of England volumes on Energy Law.

References

  • Professional expert advising on energy law, economic and policy issues (low-carbon energy and electricity systems) to the EU, UN, Commonwealth Secretariat, World Bank, and various international thinktanks
  • Serving on the UNECE Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems
  • Due diligence on low carbon energy projects for the 10 Member States of the ASEAN Center for Energy
  • Producing a law and policy report on the energy transition for the 54 Member States of the Commonwealth
  • Advising and training Nigerian Ministries on oil and gas law and taxation
  • Advising and training Colombian professionals on climate and green finance

Languages: English, Irish/Gaelic (professional), French (good reading knowledge)

Curriculum


Professional and honorary activities

  • 12/2020 - …: Senior Counsel - Janson
  • 2018 - ongoing: Member of the editorial boards of International Energy Law Review and Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review 
  • 2017 - ongoing: Reviewer of numerous international research grants & reports (Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, UK, Israel, Mexico and IPCC)
  • 09/2009 - ongoing: Part of Nuclear Legal Roadmap Group, EU Commission European Nuclear Energy Forum
  • 2008 - ongoing: Many funded research awards (UK Research Councils, UK Government, EU Commission, EU Horizon 2020 and in funded projects in South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America)
  • 07/2007 - ...: Barrister, Republic of Ireland Bar (Law Courts)

Current Academic Positions 

  • 04/2018 - ongoing: Professor in Global Energy Law & Sustainability, and Jean Monnet Professor Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee, UK & EU Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
  • Senior Fellow - Higher Education Academy
  • Co-Chair - UK Energy Law and Policy Association
  • Scientific Committee - European Federation of Energy Law Associations
  • Policy Fellow - Policy Fellows Network, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Associate Researcher - Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Associate Fellow - Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2018 - 2021: Visiting Professor - Energy Law, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
  • 04/2019: Visiting Professor - Energy Law, Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris, France)
  • 2019 - …: Visiting Professor - Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique 
  • 2015 - …: Visiting Lecturer - ESCP Business School, London & Paris

Past Academic Positions

  • 2019: Visiting Professor, Javeriana University (Colombia) 
  • 2019: Visiting Professor, University of West Indies 
  • 09/2018 - 01/2019: Visiting Senior Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies 
  • 08/2016 - 03/2018: Jean Monnet Professor in Energy and Natural Resources Law & Policy Centre for Commercial Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK 
  • 2015 - 2018: Consultant UK Electricity Regulator (OFGEM) – Consortium Team 
  • 09/2015 - 08/2016: Senior Lecturer in Energy and Natural Resources Law Centre for Commercial Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • 08/2014 - 08/2015: Lecturer in Law School of Law, University of Leeds, UK 
  • 08/2015 - 08/2015: Research Fellow Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds, UK 
  • 06/2012 - 07/2014: Lecturer in Law Stirling Law School, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK 
  • 06/2012 - 07/2014: Programme Director LLM in International Energy Law and Policy, University of Stirling 
  • 09/2013 - 07/2014: Co-Director Scottish Centre for Legal Research Methods, University of Stirling 
  • 11/2011 - 03/2012: Research Assistant Nuclear Energy Research Centre at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • 09/2011 - 01/2012: Teaching Fellow in Economics Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge 
  • 10/2010 - 06/2011: Visiting Research Fellow British Institute for International and Comparative Law, 17 Russell Square, London, UK
  • 05/2010 - 10/2010: Visiting Researcher Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 

Professional Memberships

  • 2012 - …: Society for Legal Scholars 
  • 2009 - …: British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • 2008 - …: International Nuclear Lawyers Association 
  • 07/2007 - …: Barrister, Bar of Ireland & Honourable Society of King’s Inn’s, Ireland 
  • International Bar Association

Education

  • 2016 - 2018: MSc - Taxation, Christ Church & Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2008 - 2013: PhD - Management (Viva Passed, Oct 2012 - Graduated Mar 23rd 2013), Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2007 - 2008: M.Phil, PhD - Land Economy: Planning, Regrowth and Regeneration, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2004 - 2007: Barrister-at-Law, Honourable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2003 - 2004: M.Litt - Management Economics and International Relations, Department of Economics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • 1999 - 2003: BA (Mod), MA - Joint Honours in Business and Economics, Faculty of Economics & Social Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Publications


Books

  • Heffron, R. J. and Cameron, P. D. Handbook on International Energy Law & Policy, Edward Elgar (Forthcoming 2021)
  • Southalan, J., Heffron, R. J., Safa’at, R., Nurjaya, I. N., and Dwi Qurbani, I. 2018. Reformulation of Law and Policy On Energy and Mining Management, Atlantis Press, Amsterdam, Paris, and Beijing (Open Access)
  • Heffron R. J. (Consulting Editor), 2018 (5th Edition). Halsbury’s Laws of England, Energy Law: Volumes 42 (Energy Infrastructure and Supply), 43 (Energy Markets & Providers), and 44 (Energy Efficiency & Sustainability), LexisNexis, UK
  • Cameron, P. D. and Heffron, R. J. (eds), 2016 (2nd Edition). Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation, Oxford University Press, UK
  • Heffron R.J., and Little G. (Eds), 2016. Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and US: A Reader, Edinburgh University Press, UK
  • Heffron. R. J., 2015. Energy Law, Roundhall, Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters, Dublin, Ireland
  • Heffron, R. J., 2015. Energy Law: An Introduction, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Heffron. R. J., 2015. Deconstructing Energy Law and Policy: The Case of Nuclear
  • Energy, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Contributions and journal articles

  • Heffron, R., Körner, M., Wagner, J., Weibelzahl, M., Fridgen, G., 2020. Industrial demandside flexibility: A key element of a just energy transition and industrial development. Applied Energy, 269 (115026)
  • Heffron, R. J. and Sheehan, J. 2020. Rethinking international taxation and energy policy post COVID-19 and the financial crisis for developing countries. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 38 (4), 465-473
  • Heffron, R. J., 2020. The Role of Justice in Developing Critical Minerals. The Extractives Industry and Society, Advance Access
  • McCauley, D., Ramasar, V., Heffron, R. J., Sovacool, B. K., Mebratu, D. & Mundaca, L. 2019. Energy justice in the transition to low carbon energy systems: Exploring key themes in interdisciplinary research. Applied Energy. 233-234, p. 916-921
  • Heffron, R. J., 2018. The application of distributive justice to energy taxation utilising sovereign wealth funds, Energy Policy, 122, 649-654
  • Heffron, R. J. 2018. The Just Transition towards a Low-Carbon Economy. Renewable Energy Law and Policy, 8 (4), 39-41
  • Heffron, R. J., McCauley, D. and Zarazua de Rubens, G. 2018. Balancing the Energy Trilemma through the Energy Justice Metric. Applied Energy, 229, 1191-1201
  • Heffron, R. J. et al., 2018. The emergence of the ‘social licence to operate’ in the extractive industries? Resources Policy, Available early-access https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.09.012
  • Heffron, R. J., Downes, L., Bysveen, M., Brakstad, E. V., Tom Mikunda, T., Neele, F., Eickhoff, C., Hanstock, D. and Schumann, D. 2018. Reducing legal risk for CO2 transport for carbon capture and storage in the EU. International Energy Law Review, 6, 192-205
  • Heffron, R. J., Ronne, A., Bradbrook, A., Tomain, J. P. and Talus, K. 2018. A Treatise for Energy Law. Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 11 (1), 34-48
  • McCauley, D., Brown, A., Rehner, R., Heffron, R. & van de Graaff, S. 2018. Energy justice and policy change: An historical political analysis of the German nuclear phaseout. Applied Energy. 228, p. 317-323
  • Heffron, R. J., Downes, L., Bysveen, M., Brakstad, E. V., Tom Mikunda, T., Neele, F., Eickhoff, C., Hanstock, D. and Schumann, D. 2018. Ownership, risk and the law for a CO2 transport network for carbon capture and storage in the European Union. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, DOI: 10.1080/02646811.2018.1442215
  • Heffron, R. J. 2018. Energy law for decommissioning in the energy sector in the 21st century. Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 11 (3), 189-195
  • Connor, R., Heffron, R. J., Khan, A.A. and Perkins, E. 2018. Legal Strategies for the Mitigation of Risk for Energy Infrastructure Projects. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 20 p.
  • McCauley, D. and Heffron, R. J. 2018. Just transition: Integrating climate, energy and environmental justice. Energy Policy, 119, 1-7
  • Heffron, R. J., Downes, L., Bysveen, M., Brakstad, E. V., Tom Mikunda, T., Neele, F., Eickhoff, C., Hanstock, D. and Diana Schumann, D. 2018. Three Layers of energy law for examining CO2 transport for carbon-capture storage. Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 11 (2), 93-115
  • Heffron R. J. and McCauley, D. 2018. What is the ‘Just Transition’? Geoforum, 88, 74-77
  • Heffron R. J. et al. 2017. The Global Future of Energy Law. International Energy Law Review, 8, 291-302
  • Nuttall, W. J., Ashley, S. and Heffron, R. J. 2017. Compensating for severe nuclear accidents: expert elucidation. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 112, 131-142
  • Heffron, R. J. & McCauley, D. 2017. The concept of energy justice across the disciplines. Energy Policy, 105, 658-667
  • Jakobsen Jana Poplsteinova and others, 2017. Developing a Pilot Case and Modelling the Development of a Large European CO2 Transport Infrastructure -The GATEWAY H2020 Project. Energy Procedia, 6835-6843
  • Heffron, R. J. and McManus, F. 2016. Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental Law in Scotland, 20, 1-28
  • Heffron, R. J. 2016. The Global Future of Energy Law. International Energy Law Review, 7, 290- 295
  • Sovacool, B, Heffron, R. J., McCauley, D & Goldthau, A. 2016. Energy decisions reframed as justice and ethical concerns. Nature Energy, doi:1038/nenergy.2016.24
  • Heffron, R. J., Roberts, P., Cameron, P. and Johnston, A. 2016. A Review of Energy Law Education in the UK. Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 9 (5), 346-356 
  • Heffron, R., Ashley, S. and Nuttall, W. J. 2016. The Global Nuclear Liability Regime Post Fukushima Daiichi. Progress in Nuclear Energy 90 (July 2016), 1-10
  • Heffron, R. J. and Talus. K. 2016. The Evolution of Energy Law and Energy Jurisprudence: Insights for Energy Analysts and Researchers. Energy Research and Social Science, 19, 1-10
  • Heffron, R. J. and Talus. K. 2016. The development of energy law in the 21st century: a paradigm shift? Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 9 (3), 189-202
  • Jenkins, K, McCauley, D , Heffron, R, Stephan, H & Rehner, R. 2016. Energy justice: a conceptual review. Energy Research and Social Science, 11, 174-182
  • McCauley, D, Heffron, R, Pavlenko, M, Rehner, RWM & Holmes, RT 2016, 'Energy justice in the Arctic: implications for energy infrastructural development' Energy Research and Social Science, vol 17, pp. 56-65
  • Heffron RJ, McCauley D and Sovacool BK. 2015. Resolving Society's Energy Trilemma through the Energy Justice Metric’, Energy Policy, 87, 168-176
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. Energy Subsidy Reporting: its creation and enforcement through International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). European Company Law, 11 (2), 133-136
  • Heffron, R. J. and McCauley, D. 2014. Achieving Sustainable Supply Chains through Energy Justice, Applied Energy, 123, 435-437
  • Heffron, R. J. and Haynes, P. J. 2014. Challenges to the Aarhus Convention – Public Participation in the Energy Planning Process in the United Kingdom: Framing the Debate. Journal of Contemporary European Research. 10 (2), 236-247
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. Leadership and Policy Delivery in Regeneration Practice in a Time of Austerity. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 7 (3), 243-250
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States 1990-2010: A Federal or State Responsibility. Energy Policy, 64, 254-266 
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. Accommodating Energy Law within Environmental Law: An Irish Exploration. Irish Planning and Environmental Law, 20 (2), 56-64
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. Lessons for Nuclear New Build in the USA 1990-2010: A Three State Analysis. Technology Forecasting and Social Change, 80 (5), 876-892
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. “The Need for Proactive over Reactive Nuclear Law for the International Nuclear Industry”. Oil, Gas and Energy Law, 11 (1), 1-21
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. The Application of Contrast Explanation to Energy Policy Research: UK Nuclear Energy Policy 2002-2012. Energy Policy, 55, 602-616
  • McCauley, D., Heffron, R. J. Stephan, H. and Jenkins, K. 2013. Advancing Energy Justice: The triumvirate of tenets. International Energy Law Review, 32 (3), 107-110
  • Heffron, J. J. A. and Heffron, R. J. 2013. Institutional Governance within Irish Higher Education Institutions. Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 102 (405), 68-80
  • Heffron, R. J. and Haynes, P. J. 2012. Striking a statutory balance: constant change in residential leases versus static change in commercial leases in the UK. The Conveyancer and Property Law Journal, 76 (3), 195-206
  • Heffron, R. J. and Kallemets, K. 2012. The Prospects of Nuclear Energy: Estonia. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 6 (4), 495-503
  • Heffron, R. J. 2012. Lessons from the United States: For Legal Change and Delay in Energy Law in the United Kingdom. International Energy Law Review, 2012, 31 (2) 71-77
  • Heffron, R. J. 2012. A Justification for Redefining Competition Policy in the 21st Century in the UK. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law, 1 (3), 74-117
  • Heffron, R. J. 2012. Romanian Nuclear New Build: Progress Amidst Turbulence. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 56, 43-60
  • Heffron, R. J. and Haynes, P. J. 2011. Improving Urban Regeneration in the UK: Lessons from the Developing World. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 5 (1), 65-74

Book chapters

  • Heffron, R. 2018. ‘Mining Disputes’ in International Arbitration in the Energy Sector. Scherer, M. (ed.). Oxford University Press, UK
  • Jenkins, K. Heffron, R, J. & McCauley, D. 2016, 'The Political Economy of Energy Justice in Canada, the UK and Australia: A Nuclear Energy Perspective'. in T Graaf, B Sovacool, A Ghosh & M Klare (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy, Palgrave
  • Heffron, R. J. and Nuttall, W. J. 2017. “The Nuclear Energy Issue in an Independent Scotland”. In Baker, K. and Wood, G. 2016. Energy and Scotland and the Independence Debate. Routledge, UK
  • Heffron, R. J. 2015. Nuclear Energy, Year in Review. In Fauchald, O. D., Hunter, D. and Wang, X. 2014. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 24, 263-267. Oxford University Press, UK
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. Nuclear Energy, Year in Review. In Fauchald, O. D., Hunter, D. and Wang, X. 2013. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 24, 263-267. Oxford University Press, UK
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. Nuclear Energy, Year in Review. In Fauchald, O. D., Hunter, D. and Wang, X. 2012. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 23, 269-273. Oxford University Press, UK

Working Papers

  • Heffron, R. J. and Nuttall, W. J. 2014. The Nuclear Energy Issue in an Independent Scotland. Energy and Scotland and the Independence Debate. Energy Policy Research Working Paper Series, EPRG WP 1407, Cambridge: University of Cambridge
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States 1990-2010: A Federal or State Responsibility. Energy Policy Research Working Paper Series, EPRG WP 1301, Cambridge: University of Cambridge
  • Heffron, R. J. 2012. Nuclear New Build in the USA 1990-2010: A Three State Analysis. Energy Policy Research Working Paper Series, EPRG WP 1204, Cambridge: University of Cambridge
  • Thomas, A. and Heffron, R. J. 2012. Nuclear Legal Liability for Third Parties: A Nuclear Supplier’s Perspective. Energy Policy Research Working Paper Series, EPRG WP 1205, Cambridge: University of Cambridge

Conference Proceedings, Other Reviews and Commentary Analysis


  • Heffron, R. (2016, Apr). Keeping the Lights On: Brexit poses potential benefits and challenges for the future of British energy policy. Angle Journal. Retrieved from http://anglejournal.com/article/2016-03-impact-of-a-brexit-on-the-uk-energy-sector/
  • Johnston, A., Heffron, R. J. and McCauley D. 2014. Rethinking the scope and necessity of energy subsidies in the United Kingdom. Energy Research & Social Science, 3, 1-4
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. Energy Subsidies and the Flawed Dominance of Economics in the UK Energy Sector. Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange. Available: http://cuspe.org/publicationfiles/Winter2013/heffron.pdf
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. A Proposal for Reforming an Electricity Market for a Low-Carbon Economy. EU Energy Policy Blog. Available: http://www.energypolicyblog.com
  • Heffron, R. J., Allen, M. and McCauley, D. 2013. The Forgotten Law and Policy Issue: Nuclear Waste Management in Scotland. Edinburgh Law Review, 17 (3), 325-332
  • Heffron, R. J., Johnston, A., McCauley, D. and Jenkins, K. 2013. Policy Delivery on Low Carbon Energy Generation Infrastructure in the UK: Conference Overview. Energy Policy, 61, 1367-1369
  • Heffron R. J. 2009. “Identifying how Legislation and Regulation Impact Upon the Conditions for New Nuclear Build in the European Union”. Conference Proceedings for the International Conference on Nuclear Energy for New Europe – Bled, Slovenia, September 14-17th, 2009
  • Heffron, R. J. 2009. “Resolving Tension in Public Participation in Energy Policy: A UK Nuclear Energy Policy Perspective”. Conference Proceedings for the 5th European Conference on Economics and Management of Energy in Industry – Vilamoura, Portugal, April 14-17th, 2009

Book Reviews

  • Heffron, R. J. 2016. “Guruswamy, L. Global Energy Justice: Law and Policy, West Academic Publishing: Minnesota, US” In Energy Research and Social Science (forthcoming)
  • Heffron, R. J. 2015. “Jean-Arnold Vinois (ed), EU Energy Law, Volume VIII: The Energy Infrastructure Policy of the European Union, Deventer, The Netherlands/Heverlee, Belgium: Claeys & Casteels” In Modern Law Review, 78 (3) 582-584
  • Heffron, R. J. 2015. “Benjamin Sovacool and Michael Dworkin. Global Energy Justice: Problems, Principles and Practices (CUP: Cambridge)” In Energy, 81 (1) 802-803
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. “Matthew Collinson. Procurement of Utilities: Law and Practice (OUP: 2013)” in Cambridge Law Journal, 73 (1), 191-193
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. “Bram Delvaux. EU Law and the Development of a Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy Policy: Opportunities and Shortcomings (Cambridge, Intersentia Publishing Ltd)” in International Energy Law Review (1), 43-44
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. “Thomas J Dimitroff. Risk and Energy Infrastructure: Cross Border Dimensions. (Globe Law and Business: 2011)” in Journal of Construction Law, 30 (1) 67-69
  • Heffron, R. J. 2014. “Vivek Bakshi. Shale Gas: A Practitioner’s Guide to Shale Gas & Other Unconventional Resources. (Globe Law and Business: 2012)” in Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 7 (1), 63-64
  • Heffron, R. J. 2013. “Angus Johnston and Guy Block. EU Energy Law (OUP: 2012)” in International Energy Law Review, 32 (2) 74-76
  • Heffron, R. J. 2010. “Tom Bingham. The Rule of Law (London – Penguin, 2010)” in The Law Society Gazette of Ireland, October 2010, 49-50
  • Heffron, R. J. 2009. “Daniel Pope. Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System (CUP: 2008)” in St. Antony’s International Review, 2009, OUP: Oxford

Technical Reports

  • Energy Law and Public Administration in the EU. 2013. 78 Pages. For the World Bank
  • Competition and Innovation Theory and Policy. 2011. 72 pages. For a London Thinktank

Conferences

Selection of Presentations (125+ Keynotes or Invited Speaker)

  • Dec. 2020 Serbian Energy Law Association (Keynote)
  • Dec. 2020 Serge Aberdrola University, Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)
  • Dec. 2020 University of Pavia, Italy (Keynote)
  • Nov. 2020 CREO Investment, New York, US (Keynote)
  • Nov. 2020 ACCA (Canada & US) (Invited Speaker)
  • Nov. 2020 Asian Development Bank, Japan (Invited Researcher)
  • Nov. 2020 The Energy Transition in Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia (Keynote)
  • Oct. 2020 Vermont Law School, USA (Keynote)
  • Oct. 2020 7th International Investment Law Conference – Kuwait (Invited Speaker)
  • Oct. 2020 European Public Sector Network, Ireland (Invited Speaker)
  • Oct. 2020 University of West Indies, Barbados (Invited Speaker)
  • Oct. 2020 Nova Law School, Lisbon, Portugal (Invited Speaker)
  • Sep. 2020 CEPMLP PhD Association Annual Conference, UK (Keynote)
  • Sep. 2020 Colombian Energy Law Association, Colombia, (Keynote)
  • Aug. 2020 ACCA & University of West Indies (Keynote)
  • July 2020 Energy Law, India (Keynote)
  • June 2020 Academic Training Session, India (Keynote)
  • June 2020 Engineering & Management, India (Keynote)
  • June 2020 Climate Risk, South Africa & Oxford (Keynote)
  • May 2020 World Oil & Gas Council (London HQ, UK) (Keynote)
  • May 2020 Society of Petroleum Engineers (Indonesia) (Keynote)
  • April 2020 University of Houston, USA (Keynote)
  • March 2020 SINTEF, Norway (Online-invited Speaker)
  • March 2020 University of Bayreuth, Germany (Guest Lecture)
  • Feb. 2020 Berlin, Germany (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)
  • Feb. 2020 UEM, Maputo, Mozambique (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)
  • Jan. 2020 Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France
  • Jan. 2020 Energy Technology Partnership (UK) (Keynote)
  • Dec. 2019 Serbian Energy Law Association (Keynote)
  • Nov. 2019 University of Pau, Pau, France (Keynote-Public Lecture)
  • Nov. 2019 Scottish Energy Technology Partnership (Keynote)
  • Nov. 2019 Nigerian Government Tax and Revenue Administration Dept. (Executive Teaching)
  • Nov. 2019 UN Headquarters (UNECE), Geneva, Switzerland (Keynote)
  • Oct. 2019 Abuja, Nigeria (Keynote)
  • Sep. 2019 Rome, Italy (Keynote)
  • Sep. 2019 London, UK (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)
  • Sep. 2019 Madrid, Spain (Keynote)
  • Sep. 2019 UEM, Maputo, Mozambique (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)
  • Sep. 2019 Bogota, Colombia (Executive Training)
  • Sep. 2019 Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)
  • Aug. 2019 Bandung, Indonesia (Keynote)
  • Aug. 2019 Malang, Indonesia (Keynote)
  • Aug. 2019 Malang, Indonesia (Keynote)
  • July 2019 National Energy & Water Regulator, Uruguay (Keynote)
  • July 2019 Argentina (Keynote)
  • July 2019 Externado University, Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)
  • July 2019 Colombian Energy Law Association, Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)
  • June 2019 Energy Technology Partnership, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • June 2019 Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK (Keynote)
  • May 2019 Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France
  • May 2019 Decommissioning, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Keynote)
  • May 2019 Energy Law, Poland (Keynote)
  • May 2019 The Just Transition, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • May 2019 The University of Waikato, New Zealand (Public Lecture)
  • April 2019 Energy Transition & Investments, Bogota, Colombia
  • April 2019 Energy Transition & Investments, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • March 2019 UWI & JTI, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (Keynote)
  • March 2019 Conference, Australian Parliament, Canberra, Australia (Keynote)
  • March 2019 Conference, Monash University, Melbourne Australia (Keynote)
  • March 2019 Business Breakfast, University of Sydney (CBD campus), Australia
  • March 2019 JD & Masterclass, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jan. 2019 Energy Storage Conference, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Nov. 2018 Climate, Environmental & Energy Law Conference, Tapei, Taiwan
  • Oct. 2018 Faculty Seminar, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Sep. 2018 International Mining Law Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sep. 2018 Oil & Gas Regulator, 3-hour Presentation, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sep. 2018 Mining Law Workshop, Malang, Indonesia
  • Sep. 2018 DFDL (Law Firm), Presentation, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sep. 2018 DFDL (Law Firm), Presentation, Vientiane, Laos
  • Aug. 2018 World Energy Forum 2018, Ordos, China (Keynote)
  • July 2018 UKERC Annual Conference (Invited Speaker)
  • July 2018 UKERC Annual STEM PhD Workshop (Invited Speaker)
  • June 2018 Dundee 2nd Annual Energy Forum, UK
  • June 2018 European Federation of Energy Law Associations, European Courts of Justice (Keynote), Luxembourg

  • June 2018 UN Meeting – London, UK
  • April 2018 ESCP MBA Energy Management Masters (ESCP Business School), Paris, France
  • April 2018 Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France
  • April 2018 Keynote Speaker: Expert workshop at the Qatar Foundation and the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
  • March 2018 Keynote Speaker: Renewable Energy Futures – European Student Law
  • Jan. 2018 Keynote Speaker: Climate Justice – Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Taragona, Catalan, Spain (2 day Conference)
  • Nov. 2017 Masters in Sustainable Development (Guest Lecturer) Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews
  • Sep. 2017 ESCP MBA Executive Masters (ESCP Business School – London/Paris), London, UK
  • July 2017 Keynote Speaker: Energy Justice & Africa – University of Essex, UK (2 day Conference)
  • June 2017 Invited Speaker: Energy Justice - OFGEM, London, UK
  • May 2017 Invited Speaker: Energy & Brexit – EDF (Head office), UK
  • May 2017 Invited Speaker: Nuclear & Brexit - Open, Birmingham & Buckingham Universities
  • May 2017 Invited Speaker: Dundee 40th Year Energy Law Celebration, University of Dundee
  • April 2017 Invited Speaker (Guest Lecturer): Energy Justice, Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Taragona, Catalan, Spain
  • April 2017 Invited Speaker: Energy & Brexit, Public Environmental Lawyers Association, London, UK
  • March 2017 Invited Speaker: Workshop on International Energy Law, Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • Feb. 2017 ESCP MBA Executive Masters (ESCP Business School – London/Paris), London, UK
  • Jan. 2017 Invited Speaker: UK Carbon Capture Storage Research Centre, London, UK
  • Nov. 2016 Invited Speaker: Italian Energy Law Association Annual Conference, Milan, Italy
  • Oct. 2016 Invited Speaker: Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. University of Cambridge, UK
  • June 2016 Invited Speaker: Hungarian Energy Law Conference, Hungary
  • April 2016 Invited Speaker, Career Roundtable: Where will legal knowledge get me in the energy sector, UK Energy Research Centre, UK
  • April 2016 Invited Speaker, 14th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2014. Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland
  • March 2016 Workshop on ‘Fukushima Five Years On’ Faculty of Law & Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Feb. 2016 Guest Lecture – LLM Masters Course, School of Law, University of Reading, UK
  • Feb. 2016 Invited Expert – Roundtable on ‘Renewable Energy Finance’: Bloomberg Finnce & University of Sussex, UK
  • Feb. 2016 Guest Lecture, School of Law Seminar Series, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Jan. 2016 Invited Expert, Roundtable on ‘EU Gas Supply and Pipeline Development’: Kings College London, UK
  • Nov. 2015 Co-Organiser (with Professor Kim Talus), Workshop ‘The Development of the Theory of Energy Law’, Helsinki, Finland
  • Nov. 2015 Future of Energy Law , Energy Law Business Forum – Thomson Reuters
  • Nov. 2015 The EU Energy Union, United Kingdom Energy Research Centre – Annual Meeting
  • Nov. 2015 QMUL-ELSA – “Is it Worth Doing an LLM”
  • Nov. 2015 Masters in Sustainable Development (Guest Lecturer), Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews
  • Oct. 2015 “Transitioning Scottish Energy Law PhD Graduates into Employment”, Aberdeen Conference, University of Aberdeen
  • Oct. 2015 Panel Speaker - The EU Energy Union, The Energy Forum, Queen Mary University of London
  • Oct. 2015 Conference Presentation – Energy Infrastructure Development in the Arctic - UCL
  • Oct. 2015 MSc Sustainable Energy Systems (Guest Lecturer), Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
  • Feb. 2015 University College London Energy Society Annual Energy Conference 2015. University College London, London, UK
  • Feb. 2015 ESCP MBA Executive Masters (ESCP Business School – London/Paris), London, UK
  • Jan. 2015 Invited Commentator: School of Law, University of California Irvine, California, USA. Arctic Energy Governance
  • Nov. 2014 MSc Sustainable Energy Systems (Guest Lecturer), Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
  • April 2014 12th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2014. Faculty of Law, University College Cork
  • April 2014 Masters in Sustainable Development (Guest Lecturer), Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews
  • March 2014 Energy and the City: the Scottish Debate, The Scottish Cities Forum, Aberdeen
  • Feb. 2014 Energy Transitions Conference 2014, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Nov. 2013 Nuclear Energy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East - Nov 21st-22nd, Istanbul, Turkey: “Policy Delivery for Nuclear Power in the Middle East”
  • Oct. 2013 Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland, October 9th: "Fostering innovation in energy research what opportunities for cross-institutional learning and collaboration?"
  • March 2013 Chevening Global Environmental Event, Edinburgh School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, March 22nd: “Targeted Legislation: the Saviour of Climate Change Mitigation”
  • May 2012 American University of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 24th: “EU Law: Energy, Competition Law and the Financial Crisis”
  • May 2012 European Lawyers 2012 Annual Event, Milan, Italy, 19th May: “Competition Law in Crisis and the Effect on the Individual”
  • July 2010 MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Seminar Series July 9th: “Nuclear New Build”
  • April 2010 The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, University of Cambridge, UK: Summer Seminar Series April 20th: “Climate Change: The Development of the Nuclear Energy Option”
  • Feb. 2010 Estonian Nuclear Energy Association, Tallinn, Estonia: 1-Day (26th Feb) Nuclear Energy Closed Workshop for politicians and policymakers: “Identifying how Legislation and Regulation Impact Upon the Conditions for New Nuclear Build”

Selection of Other Talks & Presentations

  • April 2018 16th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment. Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland
  • June 2017 International Energy Justice Retreat: University of St. Andrews, UK
  • April 2017 EU CCS Stakeholder Meeting, TNO – ROAD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • April 2017 15th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2013, Faculty of Law, University College Cork
  • April 2017 Royal Society of Edinburgh Conference: ‘Arts and Humanities on Climate change’, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
  • April 2017 Energy Research and Social Science 2017 Conference, Elsevier – Sitges, Spain http://www.erssconference.com/
  • March 2017 Energy Transitions Conference 2017, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Feb. 2017 EU CCS Stakeholder Meeting, Queen Mary Unviersity of London, The Netherlands
  • Sep. 2016 Energy justice: A conceptual review @ European Energy & Society Association, Germany
  • Sep. 2016 Winners & Losers after Paris COP21 @ the Society of Legal Scholars, Oxford, UK
  • Sep. 2016 The Role of Energy Justice Across the Disciplines @ UK Royal Geography Societ, UK
  • June 2016 The Impact of Climate Change on Theory Development for Energy & Environmental Law @ All Souls College - University of Oxford
  • March 2016 Energy Transitions Conference 2016, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Feb. 2015 Energy Transitions Conference 2015, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Sep. 2014 Energy Law Conference: The legal issues associated with the development and use of Arctic energy resources, Faculty of Law, University of Tromso, Norway. September 25th and 26th: “Energy Justice in Arctic Energy Infrastructure Development.”
  • Dec. 2013 Sustainable Companies: We Make it Happen, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. December 5th-6th: “Energy Subsidy Reporting: its creation and enforcement through International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)”
  • Sep. 2013 European Environmental Law Forum: Environmental Law and Energy and Climate Law as instruments to achieve Sustainable Energy, Centre for Energy Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, September 4th-6th: “The Significance of the National Energy Regulator in EU Member States”
  • April 2013 11th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2013, Faculty of Law, University College Cork: April 25th: “Accommodating Energy Law within Environmental Law: An Irish Exploration”
  • Sep. 2012 The Stirling Law Seminar Series, Stirling Law School, University of Stirling, UK “Energy Law and Policy in Transition – Realities and Research implications”
  • Nov. 2010 Inaugural Laing O'Rourke Distinguished Lecture Series, Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK – Poster Presentation “Reconstructing Nuclear New Build Policy in the EU”
  • Sep. 2010 Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty, The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK - “Governance in the Energy Sector: New Methods for Understanding its Uncertainty”
  • Sep. 2010 British Institute of Energy Economists, 8th Academic Conference, St. Johns College, Oxford, UK - “Formulating Nuclear Energy Policy in the European Union: The case of Romania”
  • Feb. 2010 Electricity Policy Research Group Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, UK - “New Nuclear Build in the European Union: Lessons from Romania”
  • Oct. 2009 International Symposium on Nuclear Energy ‘Nuclear Power, A New Challenge’, Bucharest, Romania - “Increasing Security of Supply: The Search for Stable Models of New Nuclear Build in the European Union”
  • Sep. 2009 International Conference Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2009, Bled, Slovenia - “Identifying how Legislation and Regulation Impact Upon the Conditions for New Nuclear Build in the European Union”
  • March 2009 Universities Nuclear Technology Forum 2009, Cambridge, UK - “Technology Choice and Legislation for New Nuclear Build in the European Union”

Selected Conferences Organised – Head Organiser

  • 2020: Third Annual Just Transition Conference, Edinburgh, UK, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2019: Second Annual Just Transition Conference, in association with the University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2018: First Annual Just Transition Conference, Edinburgh, UK, https://www.thejusttransition.com/singlepost/
  • Jan. 2017 Law & Project Finance, London, with Unviersity of Warwick (ESRC funded)
  • June 2017 Energy Law Summer School, London
  • June 2017 International Energy Justice Research Retreat, London
  • June 2017 Edinburgh Workshop ‘Energy & Brexit
  • 2016 Young Energy Law & Policy Workshop with the UK Energy Research Centre
  • Sept. 2015 UK Energy Law and Policy Association, Oxford, Energy Disputes & the EU Energy Union, http://energylaw.org.uk/events/annual-event/
  • Feb. 2014 International Energy Law Conference, Energy Subsidies in the UK from 2015-2020, with Sussex Law School (University of Sussex), Department of Engineering (University of Cambridge) and Department of Geography and Sustainable Development (University of St. Andrews)
  • April 2013 International Energy Law Conference – University of Stirling, Scotland, UK , Policy Delivery on Low Carbon Energy Generation Infrastructure in the UK
  • July 2012 1 Day Workshop – University of Cambridge, UK, Political Economy and the State in Historical Perspective 

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