Alan Riley

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C., specializing in antitrust, trade and energy law and EU policy issues

Alan Riley is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC. He specializes in antitrust, trade and energy law and EU policy issues.

From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Riley held a chair in international commercial law at the City Law School, Grays Inn, part of City, University of London. Prior to that, he held a number of academic appointments in London, Nottingham and Edinburgh.

Alan is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community, which acts as its judicial panel and has its seat in Vienna. It applies EU energy law under the ECT Treaty to Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and the non-EU Balkan states.

Mr. Riley was founding chair of the Competition Law Scholars Forum (clasf) and is co-editor of the Competition Law Review. He holds a PhD from the Europa Institute, Edinburgh University and qualified in 1991 as an English solicitor.

In the field of energy law, he specializes in legal, market and strategic questions in relation to pipeline gas and LNG.

In the energy field, he is researching a number of questions concerning market liberalization as well as market regulation in both the Russian and European Union gas markets.

He is the author of “The Potemkin Dragon: China, A Danger to Itself and the World.”

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