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Professor Alan Riley

Professor of Law

The City Law School

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City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
UK

About

Background

Professor Riley specialises in two principal areas. In the field of competition law he co-founded and chairs the European-wide Competition Law Scholars Forum and is co-editor of the Competition Law Review. He also specialises in energy law, particularly in relation to the market and strategic questions in relation to pipeline gas and LNG.

Professor Riley also advises governments, the EU institutions, NGOs and corporations on major strategic problems in relation to abuse of dominance, price-fixing and merger cases, as well as in relation to strategic problems found in the global and European energy markets.

He is also an Associate Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft and is a regular guest columnist on competition and energy law issues with the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Financial Times.

Professor Riley is a regular contributor to topical programmes in the media. He appeared recently on the BBC to discuss the implications of the EU's investigation into the Gazprom case.

Listen to the BBC's discussion about the EU's investigation into the Gazprom case.

Research

In his competition law research Professor Riley has focused on procedural issues in European competition law, notably in relation to the Commission's modernisation project and human rights questions. Professor Riley's most recent and substantial article on the issue include, Modernising Cartel Sanctions: Effect Sanctions for Price-Fixing in the European Union, ECLR (2011) 551-563; The Modernisation of EU Anti-Cartel Enforcement: Will the Commission Grasp the Opportunity? CEPS Special Report, January 2010. Also noteworthy is a short paper which has had a significant impact on the debate over the consequences for EU competition law as a result of the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty The EU Reform Treaty and the Competition Protocol: Undermining EC Competition Law, CEPS Policy Brief, September 2007. A selected list of articles published on competition law are listed below. He is currently working on a major analysis of the Commission's sanction policy in the field of competition law.

- The ECHR Implications of the Draft Competition Regulation (2002) ICLQ 55-87.
- Cartel Whistleblowing Toward an American Model?(2002) MJECL 67-102 (pdf)
- The Commission Does Very Nicely-Thank You! Part I (pdf) and Part II (pdf) (2003) ECLR, 604-612 and 657-672
- The Consequences of the European Cartel Busting Revolution (2005) IJEL 3-52 (pdf)
- Damages in EC Antitrust Actions Who Pays the Piper? (2006) ELRev 748-761 (pdf)
- Outgrowing the European Administrative Model: Ten Years of British Anticartel Enforcement, in Rodger (ed)Ten Years of UK Competition Law Reform (DUP) (2010)
In the energy field Professor Riley is researching a number of questions concerning market liberalization, and market regulation in both the Russian and European Union gas markets. He is currently working on a major paper examining the legal and geostrategic implications of the unconventional gas revolution. His recent energy papers include:

- The Russian Gas Deficit: Consequences and Solutions (2006) CEPS Brussels
- Out of Gas (with Frank Umbach) DGAP Berlin 2007
- Energy Security, Gas Market Liberalisation and our Energy Relationship with Russia (2007) European Parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee paper
- Nordstream and Economic and Market Analysis of the North European Pipeline Project (2008-2009) European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee paper
- EU-Energy Liberalisation-Coming to a Member State Near You (2008) Competition Law Review (pdf)
- De-Weaponising the Energy Weapon, House of Commons Defence Select Committee (2009)
- Can Nordstream and Southstream Survive in a Changing Gas Market? OGEL Special Issue EU-Russia Relations (2009)
- The EU-Russia Energy Relationship: Will the Yukos Decision Trigger a Fundamental Reassessment in Moscow? (2010) IELR 36-41 (pdf)
- The UK's Energy Supply, Security or Independence, Energy & Climate Change Committee, House of Commons, London, October 2011
Commission v. Gazprom The Antitrust Clash of the Decade CEPS, Brussels 2012
- The Geostrategic Implications of the Shale Revolution, Institute for Statecraft, London, 2013

Research Students

Name
Dimitrios Arvanitis
Thesis title
Marine pollution originating from offshore oil and gas installations: International and comparative perspectives on the role of liability in addressing and remedying oil spill accidents

Publications

Journal Article (4)

  1. Riley, A.J. (2010). The EU-Russia Energy Relationship: Will the Yukos Decision Trigger a Fundamental Reassessment in Moscow?. e International Energy Law Review(2), 36-40.
  2. Riley, A.J. (2009). Can Nordstream and Southstream Survive in a Changing European Gas Market?. Oil Gas and Energy Law (OGEL)(2).
  3. Riley, A.J. (2009). The Yukos Decision: Profound Implications for the EU-Russia Energy Relationship?. Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
  4. Riley, A.J. (). Nordstream: An Economic and Market Analysis of the North European Pipeline Project. European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee paper, 1-16.

Chapter (1)

  1. Riley, A.J. (2010). Outgrowing the European Administrative Model? 10 years of British Anti-Cartel Enforcement. Rodger, B.J. (Ed.), Ten years of UK competition law reform () ISBN: 1845860977.

Report (2)

  1. Riley, A.J. (2012). Commission V. Gazprom: The Antitrust Clash of the Decade?.
  2. Riley, A.J. (2007). The EU Reform Treaty and the Competition Protocol: Undermining EC Competition Law.