Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen

Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Birgitte has more than 20 years of experience in the field of national and European energy, environment and climate law. After working as a lawyer for the law firm Arntzen de Besche for three years, she spent 16 years in Brussels working for the EFTA Secretariat, the European Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority. In the EFTA Secretariat she negotiated on behalf of Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein with the EU on all EEA relevant energy and state-aid acquis into the EEA Agreement.

As a political advisor to the Deputy Director General in DG Energy she was part of teams setting out energy policy and legislation at the highest European decision-making level. In the EFTA Surveillance Authority she was the sole responsible for energy and environment legislation ensuring the implementation according to the obligations of the EEA Agreement.

The last three years Birgitte has worked for Energy Norway as a lawyer and as a Head of its European Office in Brussels lobbying towards the EU on all energy and climate policies and at the same time coordinating positions with the other Nordic Countries.

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About Birgitte

Education

  • 2007

    Master of Energy and Environmental Law, University of Leuven

  • 2003

    Master in European Legal Studies, College of Europe

  • 1999

    Cand Jur, University of Oslo

Publications

  • 2015

    The Handbook of EEA Law, Chapter on Energy Law pages 773-809

  • 2008

    The revision of the Environmental Guidelines, European Energy and Environmental law, Volume 17, Issue 1