Catherine Banet

Research Professor
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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).


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)


  • In Miroslava Scholten(ed), Research Handbook on the Enforcement of EU Law. Edward Elgar, 2023, pp. 365-380.

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