The UK referendum decision to leave the European Union has created significant uncertainty for the UK and EU energy sectors. The UK's expected departure from the EU has raised questions concerning the UK's 2020 renewable energy commitments, UK access to the single EU energy market and the EU’s commitment to market liberalisation. Brexit may also undermine the investment outlook and places greater pressure on the remaining 27 EU Member States to meet the 2030 renewable and energy efficiency targets. This seminar will address Brexit's significance for the energy sector in both the UK and EU, including legal aspects.
Ana Stanič is recognised as one of the UK’s foremost thought leaders in EU law, international law and arbitration. She is an English Solicitor Advocate and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Dundee. She regularly advises governments, leading companies and industry bodies on complex legal issues with geopolitical implications. Her expertise combines legislative drafting, representing companies and states in submissions to the European Commission, negotiating inter-state agreements and agreements to construct large energy infrastructure and acting as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations on behalf of states and companies.
As part of the Slovenian government Ana drafted and negotiated Bilateral Investment Treaties and Free Trade Agreements. Since working in private practice she has represented states in inter-state disputes concerning issues of EU law, appeared before the Court of Justice of the European Union and led negotiations on behalf of a leading financial institution with other stakeholders including the European Commission. Ana regularly advises on questions of international law including with regard to state succession to treaties, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the inter-relationship between EU and international law. Ana has a LLM from Cambridge University, UK and a LLB and B. Commerce (Finance and Banking from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Ana is recommended as a leading lawyer in energy and public international law by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Dr Slawomir Raszewski is a Research Associate at King’s College London’s European Centre for Energy and Resource Security. He is author of publications in the field of energy policy and governance as well as a frequent speaker at international conferences and events, energy and security commentator including for BBC. With his policy focus on political risk and energy security Slawomir has served as a Working Group member of the Unconventional Hydrocarbons Network at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Slawomir has undertaken energy research and scholarly activities internationally including in Alaska, Australia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey. His advisory and consulting experience includes energy policy, risk, and regulation. Slawomir holds a Ph.D from University of Leeds (UK) where he researched into the role of energy transit in external energy policy of the European Union. He can be followed at @RashevS.