Keynotes & Guest Lectures

Selection of Presentations (160+ Keynotes or Invited Speaker)                        

Invited Talks & Keynotes

Dec 2021           Scottish Hydrogen Debate, University of St. Andrews, UK

Dec 2021           UEM, Mozambique

Nov 2021           University of St Andrews Debating Society, UK (Keynote)

Nov 2021           Climate Change, Technology & Business, University of Bradford, UK

Nov 2021           DW Germany – Twitter – Making the Polluters Pay

Nov 2021           Human Rights & the Energy Sector, Indonesia (Keynote)

Oct 2021            Interlaw – Energy Business & Technology, Belgium (Keynote)

Oct 2021             Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France

Oct 2021            Nova Law School, Lisbon, Portugal (Invited Speaker)

Oct 2021            United Nations & World Bank Africa Climate Week (Invited Speaker)

Sep 2021           United Nations (Keynote – Just Transition, Colombia)

Sep 2021           British Institute for Energy Economics, Oxford, UK (Invited Speaker)

Sep 2021           Just Transition in the Global South, Brawijaja, Indonesia (Keynote x 4)

Sep 2021           Energy Transition & Gender – South Korea (Keynote)

August 2021       The Energy Transition – Uganda (Guest Lecture)

August 2021       Energy & Human Rights, CEU – Austria (Invited Speaker)

August 2021       Javeriana University, Colombia – Sustainable Finance (Guest Lecturer x 2)

July 2021          Justice & Sustainability in Energy, Indonesia (Keynote)

July 2021          Sustainability, Technology, and Legal Education, India (Keynote)

June 2021         Mining Law in Africa – General Counsel Session , Africa (Keynote)

June 2021         University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Invited Speaker)

June 2021         University of Durham, UK (Invited Speaker)

June 2021         Malaysia Green Energy, Malaysia (Keynote)

June 2021         Saudi Law Week, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Keynote)

June 2021         Saudi Law Week, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Invited Session Speaker)

June 2021         University of Essex, UK (Invited Speaker)

June 2021         Serge Aberdrola University, Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)

June 2021         Interlaw – EU (Keynote)

May 2021         2nd Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Summit (Keynote)

May 2021         Arbitration Ireland & Bar of Ireland (Keynote)

Apr 2021          University of Oxford & European PhD Network (Keynote)

Apr 2021          COP26 Universities Network, Chile (Keynote)

Apr 2021          University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK (Keynote)

Apr 2021          Russian Energy Law Conference, Russia (Keynote)

Apr 2021          Interlaw – Energy Justice, US (Keynote)

Mar 2021          Canadian Parliament, Canada (Invited Expert Witness)

Mar 2021          Indian Institute for Technology (Keynote)

Mar 2021          International Association for Energy Economists (US) (Keynote)

Feb 2021           Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France

Feb 2021          Queen’s University Belfast, Engineering (Keynote)

Dec 2020          Serbian Energy Law Association (Keynote)

Dec 2020          Serge Aberdrola University, Bogota, Colombia (Guest Lecturer)

Dec 2020          University of Pavia, Italy (Keynote)

Nov 2020         CREO Investment, New York, US (Keynote)

Nov 2020         ACCA (Canada & US) (Invited Speaker)

Nov 2020         Asian Development Bank, Japan (Invited Co-Researcher)

Nov 2020         The Energy Transition in Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia (Keynote)

Oct 2020          Vermont Law School, USA (Keynote)

Oct 2020          7th International Investment Law Conference – Kuwait (Invited Speaker)

Oct 2020          European Public Sector Network, Ireland (Invited Speaker)

Oct 2020          University of West Indies, Barbados (Invited Speaker)

Oct 2020          Nova Law School, Lisbon, Portugal (Invited Speaker)

Sep 2020          CEPMLP PhD Association Annual Conference, UK (Keynote)

Sep 2020          Colombian Energy Law Association, Colombia, (Keynote)

August 2020     ACCA & University of West Indies (Keynote)

July 2020          Energy Law, India (Keynote)

June 2020         Academic Training Session, India (Keynote)

June 2020         Engineering & Management, India (Keynote)

June 2020         Climate Risk, South Africa & Oxford (Keynote)

May 2020         World Oil & Gas Council (London HQ, UK) (Keynote)

May 2020         Society of Petroleum Engineers (Indonesia) (Keynote)

April 2020        University of Houston, USA (Keynote)

March 2020      SINTEF, Norway (Online-invited Speaker)

March 2020      University of Bayreuth, Germany (Guest Lecture)

Feb 2020          Berlin, Germany (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)

Feb 2020          UEM, Maputo, Mozambique (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)

January 2020     Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France

January 2020   Energy Technology Partnership (UK)

December 2019   Serbian Energy Law Association (Keynote)

November 2019  University of Pau, Pau, France (Keynote-Public Lecture)

November 2019  Scottish Energy Technology Partnership (Keynote)

November 2019 Nigerian Government Tax and Revenue Administration Dept. (Executive Teaching)

November 2019 UN Headquarters (UNECE), Geneva, Switzerland (Keynote)

October 2019   Abuja, Nigeria (Keynote)

September 2019           Rome, Italy (Keynote)

September 2019           London, UK (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)

September 2019           Madrid, Spain (Keynote)

September 2019 UEM, Maputo, Mozambique (Guest Masters – Executive Teaching)

September 2019           Bogota, Colombia (Executive Training)

September 2019           Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)

August 2019     Bandung, Indonesia (Keynote)

August 2019     Malang, Indonesia (Keynote)

August 2019     Malang, Indonesia (Keynote)

July 2019         National Energy & Water Regulator, Uruguay (Keynote)

July 2019         Argentina (Keynote)

July 2019         Externado University, Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)

July 2019         Colombian Energy Law Association, Bogota, Colombia (Keynote)

June 2019        Energy Technology Partnership, University of St. Andrews, UK

June 2019        Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK (Keynote)

May 2019        Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France

May 2019        Decommissioning, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Keynote)

May 2019        Energy Law, Poland (Keynote)

May 2019        The Just Transition, The University of Waikato, New Zealand

May 2019        The University of Waikato, New Zealand (Public Lecture)

April 2019       Energy Transition & Investments, Bogota, Colombia

April 2019       Energy Transition & Investments, Sao Paolo, Brazil

March 2019     UWI & JTI, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (Keynote)

March 2019     Conference, Australian Parliament, Canberra, Australia (Keynote)

March 2019     Conference, Monash University, Melbourne Australia (Keynote)

March 2019     Business Breakfast, University of Sydney (CBD campus), Australia

March 2019     JD & Masterclass, University of Sydney, Australia

January 2019   Energy Storage Conference, University of St. Andrews, UK

November 2018 Climate, Environmental & Energy Law Conference, Tapei, Taiwan

October 2018   Faculty Seminar, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, UK

September 2018 International Mining Law Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia

September 2018           Oil & Gas Regulator, 3-hour Presentation, Jakarta, Indonesia

September 2018           Mining Law Workshop, Malang, Indonesia

September 2018 DFDL (Law Firm), Presentation, Bangkok, Thailand

September 2018 DFDL (Law Firm), Presentation, Vientiane, Laos

August 2018     World Energy Forum 2018, Ordos, China (Keynote)

July 2018         UKERC Annual Conference (Invited Speaker)

July 2018         UKERC Annual STEM PhD Workshop (Invited Speaker)

June 2018        Dundee 2nd Annual Energy Forum, UK

June 2018        European Federation of Energy Law Associations, European Courts of Justice (Keynote), Luxembourg

June 2018        UN Meeting – London, UK

Apr 2018         ESCP MBA Energy Management Masters (ESCP Business School)

                        Paris, France

Apr 2018         Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France

Apr 2018         Keynote Speaker: Expert workshop at the Qatar Foundation and the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

Mar 2018         Keynote Speaker: Renewable Energy Futures – European Student Law Association Energy Law Conference (2 day conference).

Jan 2018          Keynote Speaker: Climate Justice – Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Taragona, Catalan, Spain (2 day Conference)

Nov 2017        Masters in Sustainable Development (Guest Lecturer)

Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews.

Sep 2017          ESCP MBA Executive Masters (ESCP Business School – London/Paris).

                        London, UK

July 2017         Keynote Speaker: Energy Justice & Africa – University of Essex, UK (2 day Conference)

June 2017        Invited Speaker: Energy Justice – OFGEM, London, UK

May 2017        Invited Speaker: Energy & Brexit – EDF (Headoffice), UK

May 2017        Invited Speaker: Nuclear & Brexit – Open, Birminigham & Buckingham Universities

May 2017        Invited Speaker: Dundee 40th Year Energy Law Celebration, Unviersity of Dundee

Apr 2017         Invited Speaker (Guest Lecturer): Energy Justice, Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Taragona, Catalan, Spain

Apr 2017         Invited Speaker: Energy & Brexit, Public Environmental Lawyers Association, London, UK

Mar 2017         Invited Speaker: Workshop on International Energy Law, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Feb 2017          ESCP MBA Executive Masters (ESCP Business School – London/Paris).

                        London, UK

Jan 2017          Invited Speaker: UK Carbon Capture Storage Research Centre, London, UK

Nov 2016        Invited Speaker: Italian Energy Law Association Annual Conference, Milan, Italy

Oct 2016         Invited Speaker: Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. University of Cambridge, UK

June 2016        Invited Speaker: Hungarian Energy Law Conference, Hungary.

Apr 2016         Invited Speaker, Career Roundtable: Where will legal knowldege get me in the energy sector, UK Energy Research Centre, UK.

Apr 2016         Invited Speaker, 14th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2014. Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland.

Mar 2016         Workshop on ‘Fukushima Five Years On’ Faculty of Law & Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK

Feb 2016          Guest Lecture – LLM Masters Course,  School of Law, University of Reading, UK

Feb 2016          Invited Expert – Roundtable on ‘Renewable Energy Finance’: Bloomberg Finnce & University of Sussex, UK

Feb 2016          Guest Lecture, School of Law Seminar Series, University of Aberdeen, UK

Jan 2016          Invited Expert, Roundtable on ‘EU Gas Supply and Pipeline Development’: Kings College London, UK

Nov 2015        Co-Organiser (with Professor Kim Talus), Workshop ‘The Development of the Theory of Energy Law’, Helsinki, Finland

Nov 2015        Future of Energy Law , Energy Law Business Forum – Thomson Reuters

Nov 2015        The EU Energy Union, United Kingdom Energy Research Centre – Annual Meeting

Nov 2015        QMUL-ELSA – “Is it Worth Doing an LLM”

Nov 2015        Masters in Sustainable Development (Guest Lecturer)

Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews.

Oct 2015         “Transitioning Scottish Energy Law PhD Graduates into Employment” Aberdeen Conference, University of Aberdeen

Oct 2015         Panel Speaker – The EU Energy Union, The Energy Forum, Queen Mary University of London

Oct 2015         Conference Presentation – Energy Infrastructure Development in the Arctic – UCL

Oct 2015         MSc Sustainable Energy Systems (Guest Lecturer)

Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

Feb 2015          University College London Energy Society Annual Energy Conference 2015. University College London, London, UK: 28/02/2015

Feb 2015          ESCP MBA Executive Masters (ESCP Business School – London/Paris).

                        London, UK: 13/02/2015

Jan 2015          Invited Commentator: School of Law, University of California Irvine, California, USA. Arctic Energy Governance – January 30 & 31.

Nov 2014        MSc Sustainable Energy Systems (Guest Lecturer)

Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UK: 11/2014

Apr 2014         12th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2014. Faculty of Law, University College Cork: 03/04/2014

Apr 2014         Masters in Sustainable Development (Guest Lecturer) – 01/04/2014

Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews.

March 2014     Energy and the City: the Scottish Debate

The Scottish Cities Forum, Aberdeen: 18/03/2014

Feb 2014          Energy Transitions Conference 2014

University of Eastern Finland, Finland: 02-04/03/2014

Nov 2013        Nuclear Energy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East – Nov 21st-22nd

                        Istanbul, Turkey: “Policy Delivery for Nuclear Power in the Middle East”

Oct 2013         Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

University of Dundee, Scotland, October 9th: “Fostering innovation in energy research ­ what opportunities for cross-institutional learning and collaboration?”

March 2013     Chevening Global Environmental Event, Edinburgh School of Law

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, March 22nd: “Targeted Legislation: the Saviour of Climate Change Mitigation”.

May 2012        American University of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 24th: “EU Law: Energy, Competition Law and the Financial Crisis”.

May 2012        European Lawyers 2012 Annual Event

Milan, Italy, 19th May: “Competition Law in Crisis and the Effect on the Individual”

July 2010         MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Seminar Series July 9th: “Nuclear New Build”.

Apr 2010         The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research

University of Cambridge, UK: Summer Seminar Series April 20th: “Climate Change: The Development of the Nuclear Energy Option”.

Feb 2010          Estonian Nuclear Energy Association

Tallinn, Estonia: 1-Day (26th Feb) Nuclear Energy Closed Workshop for politicians and policymakers: “Identifying how Legislation and Regulation Impact Upon the Conditions for New Nuclear Build”.

Selection of Other Talks & Presentations

Apr 2018         16th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment. Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland.

June 2017        International Energy Justice Retreat:

University of St. Andrews, UK

Apr 2017         EU CCS Stakeholder Meeting

TNO – ROAD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Apr 2017         15th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2013

Faculty of Law, University College Cork: April 27th

Apr 2017         Royal Society of Edinburgh Conference: ‘Arts and Humanities on Climate chagne’

University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Apr 2017         Energy Research and Social Science 2017 Conference, Elsevier – Sitges, Spain http://www.erssconference.com/

Mar 2017         Energy Transitions Conference 2017

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Feb 2017          EU CCS Stakeholder Meeting

Queen Mary Unviersity of London, The Netherlands

Sep 2016          Energy justice: A conceptual review@ European Energy & Society Association: September 2016. – Germany

Sep 2016          Winners & Losers after Paris COP21 @ the Society of Legal Scholars: September 2016. – Oxford, UK

Sep 2016          The Role of Energy Justice Across the Disciplines @ UK Royal Geography Society : Aug/Sep 2016 – London, UK

June 2016        The Impact of Climate Change on Theory Development for Energy & Environmental Law @ All Souls College – University of Oxford: June/July 2016

Mar 2016         Energy Transitions Conference 2016

University of Eastern Finland, Finland:

Feb 2015          Energy Transitions Conference 2015

University of Eastern Finland, Finland: 26-27, February.

Sep 2014          Energy Law Conference: The legal issues associated with the development and use of Arctic energy resources

Faculty of Law, University of Tromso, Norway. September 25th and 26th: “Energy Justice in Arctic Energy Infrastructure Development.”

Dec 2013         Sustainable Companies: We Make it Happen

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. December 5th-6th: “Energy Subsidy Reporting: its creation and enforcement through International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)”

Sep 2013          European Environmental Law Forum: Environmental Law and Energy and Climate Law as instruments to achieve Sustainable Energy

Centre for Energy Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, September 4th-6th: “The Significance of the National Energy Regulator in EU Member States”

Apr 2013         11th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals: Law and the Environment 2013

Faculty of Law, University College Cork: April 25th: “Accommodating Energy Law within Environmental Law: An Irish Exploration”.

Sep 2012          The Stirling Law Seminar Series

                        Stirling Law School, University of Stirling, UK

                        “Energy Law and Policy in Transition – Realities and Research implications”

Nov.2010        Inaugural Laing O’Rourke Distinguished Lecture Series

Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK – Poster Presentation

“Reconstructing Nuclear New Build Policy in the EU”

Sep. 2010         Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK – “Governance in the Energy Sector: New Methods for Understanding its Uncertainty”.

Sep. 2010         British Institute of Energy Economists, 8th Academic Conference,

St. Johns College, Oxford, UK – “Formulating Nuclear Energy Policy in the European Union: The case of Romania”.

Feb. 2010         Electricity Policy Research Group Seminar Series

University of Cambridge, UK – “New Nuclear Build in the European Union: Lessons from Romania”.

Oct. 2009        International Symposium on Nuclear Energy ‘Nuclear Power, A New Challenge’

Bucharest, Romania – “Increasing Security of Supply: The Search for Stable Models of New Nuclear Build in the European Union”.  

Sep. 2009         International Conference Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2009

Bled, Slovenia – “Identifying how Legislation and Regulation Impact Upon the Conditions for New Nuclear Build in the European Union”.

Mar. 2009        Universities Nuclear Technology Forum 2009

Cambridge, UK – “Technology Choice and Legislation for New Nuclear Build in the European Union”.