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Dr Oana-Andreea Stefan
Dr Oana Stefan.

Dr Oana-Andreea Stefan

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Reader in Law

Assistant Director, Centre of European Law.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Oana Stefan is a Reader at The Dickson Poon School of Law, which she joined in 2013. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor within the legal department of HEC Paris (a leading business school), after having taught European Union law at the College of Europe and University College Dublin. She holds a PhD in European Law from University College Dublin, a Master in European Legal Studies from College of Europe and undergraduate law degrees from University of Bucharest and the Sorbonne.

Research Interests

Oana Stefan focuses on European Union Law, in particular energy law, competition and state aid, constitutional and administrative law. Her work combines socio-legal and doctrinal analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods, while exploring the limits of the rule of law, and questions related to new modes of governance and judicial politics. Oana Stefan is the author of Soft Law in Court, a book that analyses the ways in which the Court of Justice of the European Union deals with soft law instruments in competition and state aid. She also engages with EU transparency studies.

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European Law; Law and New Modes of Governance in the European Union; Internal Market; EU State Aid

Selected Publications

  • I Maher, O Ştefan, ‘Delegation of powers and the rule of law: Energy justice in EU energy regulation’ [2019], Energy Policy 128, p 84-93.  
  • O Ştefan, M Petri, ‘Too Weak to Be Controlled: Judicial Review of ACER Soft Law’, [2018] Yearbook of European Law 37 p. 525-550,  Volume 37. 
  • O Ştefan, ‘Helping Loose Ends Meet? The Judicial Acknowledgement of Soft Law as a Tool of Multi-Level Governance’, [2014] 21 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, p. 359-379.  
  • A Alemanno, O.Stefan, ‘Openness at the Court of Justice of the European Union: Toppling a Taboo’, [2014] Common Market Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2014.
  • O Ştefan, Soft Law in Court: Competition Law, State Aid, and the Court of Justice of the European Union, Kluwer, December 2012, 392 p.