Wouter Vandorpe is a lawyer (Of Counsel) in the Energy & Utilities Practice at Fieldfisher LLP, Brussels.
He advises businesses and authorities primarily on energy law related matters, including electricity and gas market regulations, renewable energy projects, energy efficiency related issues, cross-border electricity exchange, energy contracts, strategic reserve issues and smart grids. He also advises on specific legal issues in the domains of heating, climate, and waste and water law. He regularly acts before the Belgian Council of State and Constitutional Court, and the European Court of Justice and is regularly asked as an energy expert before the European Union instances.
Wouter is also affiliate scientific researcher for the Institute of Environmental and Energy Law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, is member of the editorial staff of the legal journal on environmental and energy law "Milieu- en Energierecht" (M.E.R.), and is international member of the United Kingdom Energy Law and Policy Association (UKELPA). He often contributes as a specialist author to a different range of energy law topics on European Union and Belgian energy law.