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Dr. Carsten Koenig


Universität zu Köln

Institute for Energy Law (EWIR)

Dr. Carsten Koenig, LL.M. (Harvard) is post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Cologne, where he is affiliated with the Chair of Civil Law, Competition Law, Regulatory Law, Law of the Digital Economy held by Professor Dr. Torsten Koerber, LL.M. (Berkeley) as well as with the Institute for Energy Law (EWIR). He studied law and European studies at Humboldt University of Berlin, European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, and Harvard Law School, and he completed his practical legal training (“Referendariat”), inter alia, at the Higher Regional Court of Duesseldorf. the European Commission’s DG Energy, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Before joining the University of Cologne, he held similar academic positions at Freie University Berlin, Technical University of Berlin, and the University of Goettingen.
His research interests include all aspects of competition law, regulatory law (in particular energy law), the law of digital markets, corporate law theory, and law & economics. He wrote his doctoral thesis on “Congestion Management in German and European Electricity Supply” (in German), which was published in 2013. Notable publications in English include “An Economic Analysis of the Single Economic Entity Doctrine in EU Competition Law”, 13 J Comp L & Econ 281 (2017), and “Towards a Data Sharing Economy – The Legal Framework for Access to Data”, forthcoming in Anne Looijestijn-Clearie, Catalin S. Rusu, Marc Veenbrink (eds.), Digital Markets in the EU (2018). Additional information can be found at his SSRN author page.

Module 6: Fundamentals of Regulatory Law

Reasons for a Regulatory Law in Network Industries