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Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen, currently working for Energy Norway, is a qualified lawyer with 18 years of experience. Her current position at Energy Norway is as a senior legal advisor for renewable energy companies in all matters relating to EU legislation including the financial regulation of the power market.
After qualifying as an attorney-at-law with the law firm Arntzen de Besche in Oslo, she spent 16 years working on energy policy in Brussels. At the EFTA Secretariat, she was responsible for the energy sector’s negotiations with the European Commission on the incorporation of EEA-relevant energy legislation into the EEA Agreement on behalf of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Working as the assistant to the Deputy Director General at DG Energy, she has had a role assisting the Deputy General Director in coordinating and setting out the energy policy and legislation for Europe. The EFTA Surveillance Authority provided her with the experience to work as a regulator ensuring the correct implementation of energy and environmental legislation in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
She holds three Masters of Law from the Faculty of Law in Oslo (Cand Jur), College of Europe in Bruges (Master’s Degree in European Legal Studies) and the University of Leuven (Master of Energy and Environmental Law). She has been teaching EU and EEA law at the University of Bonn, University of Leuven, University of Reykjavik and the Faculty of Law in Oslo.
Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen was also one of the authors of the chapter on energy law in the Handbook of EEA Law.