1st Edition

Brexit and Energy Law Implications and Opportunities

Edited By Ana Stanič, Silke Goldberg Copyright 2023
    268 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bringing together leading experts from across the UK and Europe, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of Brexit on the energy sector in the UK and in the European Union and its Member States. In recent decades, the trend within the EU has been towards greater integration and liberalisation of energy markets. Through the development of the Union’s internal energy market and the funding of cross-border energy infrastructure, EU membership facilitates cross-border trade in energy, promotes security of energy supply, and, via the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), allows EU Member States to trade in nuclear material for energy production. Brexit changes all of this. The significant level of integration and interdependence in EU energy policy means that the UK’s departure from the Union poses many challenges for the UK, the EU, and EU Member States. While certain energy-related arrangements have been addressed, the relationship between the UK and EU in the energy sector has been changed fundamentally. In this context, important and interrelated questions arise, such as the following: Under what terms will energy trading between the EU and UK now take place? What access will the UK have to EU energy markets? What does Brexit mean for the security of energy supply? What does the UK’s departure from Euratom mean for nuclear research? Can the crossborder single energy market (SEM) on the island of Ireland continue following Brexit? What implications does Brexit have for renewables, the environment, and climate change? Brexit comes at a time when the European energy sector is undergoing the processes of decarbonisation and energy transition. This book offers researchers, legal practitioners, and policy advisers in-depth understanding of the interplay between these challenges and Brexit.

    I - Preface

    by Philip Lowe

    II - Introduction

    by Ana Stanič and Silke Goldberg

    Chapter 1 - Trade in energy products between the UK and the EU post- Brexit

    by Eric White

    Chapter 2 - The impact of Brexit on EU Market Access

    by Silke Goldberg

    Chapter 3 - The impact of Brexit on EU Energy Supply Security

    by Silke Goldberg

    Chapter 4 - UK supply security post-Brexit

    by Paul Hallas

    Chapter 5 - Brexit and State Aid: the Energy Perspective

    by George Peretz QC

    Chapter 6 - Brexit and UK’s Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policies: Implications and Opportunities

    by Ana Stanič and Julian Bowden

    Chapter 7 - The Impact of Brexit on EU Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policy

    by Jana Nysten and Fabian Pause

    Chapter 8 - UK’s environmental law and policy post-Brexit

    by Eleanor Reeves and Maurice Sheridan

    Chapter 9 - Brexit and Euratom

    by Ian Truman

    Chapter 10 - Brexit and Energy Disputes: Challenges and Opportunities

    by Ana Stanič and Wendy Miles


    Chapter 11 - The Impact of Brexit on Ireland: The Energy Perspective

    by Garret Farrelly and Owen Collins

    Chapter 12 - Brexit: The Swiss perspective

    by Jean-Christophe Fueeg

    Chapter 13 - The Challenges Ahead for the UK Energy Sector

    by Dorothy Smith

    Beyond Brexit – in lieu of a conclusion

    by Ana Stanič and Silke Goldberg


    Ana Stanič is the director and founder of E&A Law, London. She is an English solicitor advocate admitted in Australia, England, and Ireland with over 25 years’ experience advising states, energy companies, and international institutions on the transactional, regulatory, and dispute resolution aspects of energy projects.

    Silke Goldberg is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. She has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector and is a visiting professor at the Energy Law Institute at Queen Mary University, London, and visiting professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a solicitor admitted to practice in Germany, England, and France as well as a member of the Irish Law Society.