RESEARCH INTERESTS

Core fields of legal expertise include energy law, environmental law, competition law (particularly state aids), and EU/EEA law. Research focuses on renewable energy, support schemes and alternative financing models, energy market design, energy infrastructures regulation, climate change mitigation measures including carbon capture and storage (CCS).
 

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Academic background

  • PhD “Tradable Green Certificates Scheme under EU Law – The Influence of EU law on national support schemes for renewable electricity generation”. (2012)
  • Master in International and European Energy and Environmental Law program (LL.M), Institute for Environmental and Energy Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2003)
  • Master in European Studies (MA), "European Policies and Institutions", with Honours. European Studies Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2002)
  • Master in International politics (MA). With High Honors, Center for International and Strategic Studies (CERIS), Brussels/Belgium, Paris/France (2002)
  • Diplôme de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise), France (2001)

 

Professional experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Energy and Resources Law Department (2014-)
  • Scientific advisor, Frisch Center – Oslo Center for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy (CREE) (FME) (2017-2019)
  • Associate Lawyer, Oil and Energy Department, Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma AS, Oslo, Norway (2011-2014)
  • PhD research fellow and lecturer, Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, Petroleum and Energy Law Department, University of Oslo (2006-2011)
  • Associate Lawyer, Law Firm Huglo Lepage & Partners, Brussels, Belgium (2004-2006)
  • Intern, European Commission – Directorate General Environment, Belgium (2003-2004)
  • Intern, U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Belgium – Department of Commerce – Environment and Energy departments (2003)

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