Catherine Banet

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Room Room 143 Domus Media east wing
Visiting address Department for Energy and Resources Law Domus Media east wing Karl Johans gate 47 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic Interests

Energy law – petroleum law – environmental law – EU/EEA law – state aids – internal energy market.

Undergoing research: energy market design, EU state aids law and the energy sector, energy infrastructures regulation, corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements; guarantees of origin; crowdfunding of energy projects; exploitation of seabed resources; offshore energy production, incl. offshore wind and hydrogen; carbon capture and storage (CCS); regulation of technology innovation in the energy sector.

Teaching experience and student supervision

Energy law – petroleum law – environmental law – EU and EEA law – competition law (in particular state aids) – renewable energy – climate change.

Higher education and employment history

Ph.D. (UiO, Oslo) 2012, LL.M in International and European Energy and Environmental Law (KUL, Leuven) 2007, MA in International Politics (Ceris, Paris/Brüssel) 2003, MA in European Affairs (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) 2002, LL.B (Lille) 2002, I.E.P. (Aix-en-Provence) 2001.

Associate Professor, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Energy and Resources Law Department (2014-).

Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo. Projects: Implementing Network Codes (INC) and Regulating Power in Norway Decentralization or Centralization (POWREG)  (2020-2024).

Scientific Advisor, Frisch Center, Oslo Center for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy (CREE) (FME) (2017-2019).

Associate Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, Oil and Energy Department, 2011-2014

Ph.D research fellow, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Petroleum and Energy Law Department, 2006-2011

Associate Lawyer, law firm Huglo-Lepage & Partners, Brussels, 2004-2006

Blue Book stagiaire, European Commission, Directorate General Environment, Brussels, 2003-2004

Intern, U.S. Embassy in Belgium, Department of Commerce, Energy and Environment Sections, 2003.

Membership and appointments

Vice-Dean for International Relations (2017-), Faculty of Law

Chair of the Board, Norwegian Energy Law Association (2021-)

Research Group in Natural Resources Law, Faculty of Law

Nordic Environmental Law Network (NELN)

European Law Network, Faculty of Law

CERRE - Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) - Academic Research Fellow (2019-)

Expert committee on energy and environmental law of the Norwegian Center for Continuing Legal Education, member

Member of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environmental and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL), International Bar Association (IBA)


Tradable green certificates schemes under EU law: the influence of EU law on national support schemes for renewable electricity generation(UniPub, 2012) (available in open access in DUO). Nominated to the King’s Gold Medal.

Tags: Energy Law, Petroleum Law, Natural resources, EU Law, EEA law, environmental law, Nordic, European Law, State aids, Law of the Sea, climate change, renewable energy, CCS, crowdfunding
Published Sep. 8, 2014 9:48 AM - Last modified Sep. 30, 2021 2:17 PM