Anatole Boute studied law and political science at the Catholic University of Leuven and at the Rheinische
Anatole Boute, Ph.D in Law (2011, University of Groningen), is an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Legal Advisor to the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group). He has been admitted to the Brussels bar.
Anatole Boute graduated in Political Sciences (2003) and Law (2004) from the University of Leuven and holds an advanced master (LLM) in Energy and Environmental Law (2005) from the same university. In 2005, he was called to the Brussels bar where he practised until 2009 with the Energy Law team of Janson Baugniet. He advised on and was involved in litigation concerning the promotion of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions trading, the liberalization of energy markets and nuclear energy.
In January 2011, he defended his Ph.D on the modernization of the Russian electricity production sector at the University of Groningen under the supervision of Professor Martha Roggenkamp. Based on the results of this research, he advised the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (World Investment Report 2010), the International Finance Corporation (Russia Renewable Energy Program), the International Energy Agency (In-Depth Review of the Russian Energy Sector) and the Energy Charter Secretariat (Power Sector Reform in Central Asia).
He is the author of Russian Electricity and Energy Investment Law (Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff, forthcoming) and of articles in several internationally peer reviewed journals, including the Fordham International Law Journal, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, Pace Environmental Law Review, Common Market Law Review, Journal of Environmental Law, European Law Review, Europe-Asia Studies, Energy Policy, Energy Law Journal, Journal of World Energy Law & Business and Review of International, Comparative and European Environmental Law. In 2009, he received the Willoughby Prize for his articles published in 2008 in the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law.