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Ana Stanic

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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 date , USA; principal E&A Law Limited 2007 to date.


'Security of Supply, IGAs and Energy Union', Natural Gas Europe 2017, 'Overview of EU Energy Law, Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation', Oxford University Press, 2016, ‘EU Law: Deterring Energy Investments and a Source of Friction’, Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration, 2015; ‘Does the EU nuclear safety directive risk fragmenting international standards’, World Nuclear News, November 2014; ‘Recent Developments in EU Oil and Gas Law’, International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2014 Edition; ‘A Step towards EU Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste’, [2011] 29(1) Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Law 117’; Europeanising EU Energy Policy’, [2011] (5) OGEL, October 2011; ‘EU Law on Nuclear Safety’, [2010] 28(1) JENRL 145; ‘Challenging Arbitrators and the Importance of Disclosure: Recent Cases and Reflections’, [2009] 16 Croatian Arbitration Yearbook 205, republished in TDM in November 2009; ‘Changes in the European Gas Market and Price Review Arbitrations’, [2007] JERL 324; ‘


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


ICC UK; ICC Australia; BIICL.


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.

London: Dispute resolution

Public international law

Within: Public international law

E&A Law Limited is 'a firm with wide experience of international law practice and has well-qualified, professional staff'. The team is highly rated for its expertise in energy and natural resources-related  public international law issues; regularly handles state-to-state matters; and stands out for its experience in matters involving South East Europe and CIS countries. Ana Stanic 'displays a sound knowledge of matters in her handling of cases and makes representations in a competent and professional manner'.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

E&A Law Limited 'is extremely capable and knowledgeable with regards to the energy sector and EU energy law', according to one client. The 'very bright and proactive' director Ana Stanic 'knows how to build and present her case in a very convincing way' and 'she can turn her hand to concepts and strategies outside of most lawyers' remit'. Recent work includes substantial regulatory mandates, such as Stanic's advice to Milieu in connection with its report for the European Commission to analyse the laws of EU member states and the foreign ownership of energy infrastructure. Other notable work highlights includes acting for a European political party in its preparation of an analysis of the legislative changes proposed by the Commission and their effects on the energy market and climate change ambitions.

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