dr. R.C. Fleming, LLM
Dr. Ruven Fleming is an Assistant Professor of Energy Law at the University of Groningen and a Visiting Lecturer at the TU Berlin, Germany. In 2015 he joined the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability. His research interest is energy law, with a particular focus on `unconventional´ forms of energy production, regulating hydrogen, renewable energy and energy investment and trade law.
Dr. Fleming is the author of `Shale Gas, the Environment and Energy Security` (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017), an editor of the comprehensive `Encyclopedia of Energy Law, Climate Change and the Environment´(Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2021) and of `Sustainable Energy Democracy and the Law´(Brill Publishing, forthcoming 2021). He wrote numerous book-chapters as well as articles in international law journals. Dr. Fleming is running a weblog on current energy and climate law affairs www.energyandclimatelaw.blogspot.com, which has been ranked as a top 100 environmental law blog by feedspot.com.
He 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 gained work experience at a Russian/German law firm in Moscow. Prior to the commencement of his research 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.
Dr. Fleming is Secretary of the North Sea Energy Law Partnership, member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, member of the Operating Committee of the International Association of Energy Law, frequent speaker at events of the Dutch Association for Energy Law and reviewer for public funding bodies and international publications. He is recipient of grants by the NWO (Dutch Science Organization) and the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Dr. Fleming may be contacted in English, Russian, German and Dutch.
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