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E&A Law Limited


Founder and director of E&A Law, Ana Stanic is an expert in energy, EU, international and arbitration law. Ana advises states and energy companies regarding martime border disputes, straddling oil and gas reserves, concession agreements to construct large energy infrastructure, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and host government agreements to construct pipelines. She regularly acts as counsel in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. She has also appeared before the European Court of Justice and advises on issues of EU law and international law.


Legal counsel Slovenian Ministry of Economic Relations 1995; bank supervisor and legal counsel Central Bank of Slovenia 1996; solicitor, banking department Clifford Chance, London 1998-2000; qualified Australia 1998; UK 2000; senior solicitor, energy and arbitration departments Vinson & Elkins, London 2000-03; visiting fellow in international law British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Lauterpacht Centre for International Law 2003-04; senior solicitor, dispute resolution department Skadden Arps, London 2004-07; lecturer in law in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration School of African and Oriental Studies, London 2007-12; visiting professor in international commercial and investment arbitration Centre for Energy and Mineral Law and Policy at University of Dundee, UK, 2012 to 2019, visiting professor in EU energy law Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany, since 2015; visiting professor in international public law UIBE, Beijing, China, since 2018; principal E&A Law Limited 2007 to date.

• Enforcement of Awards and Other Implications of Achmea, a chapter in ‘The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU: Intra-EU BITs, the Energy Charter Treaty, and the Multilateral Investment Court’, co-edited by Crina Baltag and Ana Stanič, WoltersKluwer, July 2020 (link);

• The Commercial Challenges Facing Eastern Mediterranean Gas, co-authored with Sohbet Karbuz, OGEL 3 (2020), in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) (pdf);
• ICSID Trumps State Aid in the UK but Uncertainty Remains Regarding Enforcement of New York Convention Awards in post-Brexit UK,
European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL), Vol 19 (2020), Issue 2, July 2020 (pdf);
• What Can Arbitration and Human Rights as Mechanisms of Dispute Resolution Learn from Each Other in Order to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change?
, ICCA Sydney 2018 Congress Book, 24 December 2019 (pdf);
• LNG and gas price reviews in the EU: Lessons for Japan,
Japan Oil and Gas Metal Corporation, April 2019 (pdf);
• Review of national rules for the protection of infrastructure relevant for security of supply,
Final Report, July 2018 (pdf).
• Chapter on drafting and negotiating financing clauses in investment agreements in the energy sector,
Handbook on General Provisions Applicable to Investment Agreements in the Energy Sector, International Energy Charter, Special Paper Series, January 2018 (pdf).
• S
ecurity of Supply, IGAs and Energy Union, Natural Gas Europe 2017 (pdf);
• Overview of EU Energy Law, Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation, Oxford University Press, 2016 (pdf);
• EU Law: Deterring Energy Investments and a Source of Friction, Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration, 2015 (pdf);
• Does the EU nuclear safety directive risk fragmenting international standards, World Nuclear News, November 2014 (pdf);
• Recent Developments in EU Oil and Gas Law, International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2014 Edition (pdf);
• A Step towards EU Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste, [2011] 29(1) Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Law 117’ (pdf);
• Europeanising EU Energy Policy, [2011] (5) OGEL, October 2011 (pdf);
• EU Law on Nuclear Safety, [2010] 28(1) JENRL 145 (pdf);
• Challenging Arbitrators and the Importance of Disclosure: Recent Cases and Reflections, [2009] 16 Croatian Arbitration Yearbook 205, republished in TDM in November 2009 (pdf);
• Changes in the European Gas Market and Price Review Arbitrations, [2007] JERL 324 (pdf).


English; Slovene; Bosnian; Croatian; Serbian; Italian; basic French; basic Russian.


Arbitrator of the PCA in The Hague ICC UK; ICC Australia; BIICL, Stakeholder Board at Research Center for Climate Law at University of Graz, Austria, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Commission on Arbitration in CEE, ICC Task Force on Climate Change and Arbitration


University of New South Wales, Australia (1994 Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance)); Cambridge University (1997 LLM specialising in International Dispute Settlement, Private Commercial Litigation, EU Law, and Public International Law, First Class Honours).


Pottery, hiking, yoga, reading.