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Brexit and Energy Law: Implications and Opportunities


On July 3rd the Brussels Energy Club hosted the launch of the book "BREXIT AND ENERGY LAW: IMPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES," which was edited by Ana Stanič and Silke Goldberg. The occasion commenced with a discussion with the editors, focusing on "EU and UK Energy Security: Brexit, Ukraine, and other implications." The discussion was moderated by Sir Philip Lowe, the former Director General of Energy, Competition, and Development at the European Commission, who is presently a partner at Oxera Consulting.


The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of Brexit on the energy sector in the UK and in the European Union.


With its many contributions from leading experts from across Europe and the UK, the book explores important and interrelated questions relating to BREXIT and Energy Law, including:


• On what terms does energy trading between the EU and UK now take place?

• What does Brexit mean for the security of the energy supply of the UK and the EU?

• What does the UK’s departure from Euratom mean for nuclear research?

• Can the cross border single energy market (SEM) on the island of Ireland continue following Brexit?

• What implications does Brexit have for renewables, the environment and climate change?


Brexit came at a time when the European energy sector is undergoing complex processes of decarbonization and energy transition. This event offers attendees an in-depth understanding of the interplay between these challenges and Brexit on the basis of presenting and discussing the new book of Ana Stanič and Silke Goldberg.


The event concluded on a high note with a networking reception, fostering valuable connections among industry experts, policymakers, and stakeholders present at the occasion.


Speaker and moderator information:


Ana Stanič is the founder of E&A Law, London. An English solicitor advocate admitted in Australia, England and Slovenia and a member of the Irish Law Society, she has over 25 years’ experience advising states, energy companies, and international institutions on the transactional, regulatory, and dispute resolution aspects of energy projects. A visiting professor at Technische Universität Berlin in Berlin, UIBE in China and CEPMLP in Dundee and a member of the Court of Arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.


Silke Goldberg is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. She has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector and is a visiting professor at the Energy Law Institute at Queen Mary University, London, and visiting professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a solicitor admitted to practice in Germany, England, and France as well as a member of the Irish Law Society.



Sir Philip Lowe KCMG is a partner in Oxera Consulting. He graduated from St John's College, Oxford and London Business School. Following a period in industry, he joined the European Commission in 1973 where he was Director-General for Development (1997–2000), Competition (2002–2010), and Energy (2010–2014). He was a non-executive director of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (2013–2016) and is currently chair of the EUI Competition Law Workshop and of the World Energy Council’s Trilemma Initiative.




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