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dr. R.C. Fleming, LLM

Assistant Professor
dr. R.C. Fleming, LLM

Dr. Ruven Fleming joined the University of Groningen as an Assistant Professor of Energy Law in 2015. He is working at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability. His research interest is in energy and environmental law, with a particular focus on `unconventional´ forms of energy production, renewable energy and energy investment and trade law.

Dr. Fleming undertook undergraduate law studies in Germany at the University of Marburg. He went on to conduct Russian language studies at Moscow State University Lomonossow/Russia and worked for a Russian/German law firm in Moscow. Prior to his position in Groningen, Dr. Fleming received a Master in oil and gas law (LL.M) as well as a PhD in law from the University of Aberdeen, UK.  

He is the author of `Shale Gas, the Environment and Energy Security` (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017) and various articles and book-chapters in international law outlets. Dr. Fleming is running a weblog on current energy and climate law affairs, which is ranked among Top 100 environmental law blogs by the website

Dr. Fleming is member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Secretary of the North Sea Energy Law Partnership and reviewer for public funding bodies and international publications. He is recipient of various grants by the NWO (Dutch Science Organization) and the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Dr. Fleming may be contacted in Russian, German and English.


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9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands