This year we shine the spotlight on 92 experts recognised for their first-rate work across the energy sector. Their expertise includes pricing issues, providing expert testimony and evaluating long-term energy contracts.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list firms, only individuals. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Phil Burns is widely endorsed for his “top-class” work and “impressive argumentation and persuasion abilities”.
Mike Huggins is recognised as “an excellent communicator” and “technically very strong” when it comes to competition matters in the energy sector.
Wynne Jones is noted for his “extensive knowledge of energy markets” which he expertly applies when giving evidence in sector-related arbitrations.
Christoph Riechmann is a top name in the German market, favoured for his ability to “stay focused on the most important issues in the case”.
Sarah Deasley comes “highly recommended” for her “thoughtful, incisive approach” as well as her “mastery of the relevant regulatory economics”.
Dan Roberts is a standout name in the energy sector, thanks to his deep expertise in sector-related regulation and market design.
Fernando Barrera possesses more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry and is renowned for his sweeping knowledge of complex regulatory matters.
Boaz Moselle enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market thanks to his thorough understanding of competition issues in the energy sector and skilful display as a testifying expert.
Jorge Padilla is rated highly among peers who consider him “an excellent practitioner”, particularly when it comes to advising on complex competition and antitrust issues.
Fabien Roques is an energy specialist who stands out for his remarkable facility for handling complex regulatory issues affecting the sector.
Manuel Abdala is revered for his top-tier work providing estimation of damages in high-value arbitration proceedings.
Carlos Lapuerta is an established name in the market who excels in sophisticated contract pricing matters.
José Antonio García is considered “one of the main experts in the Spanish energy market” thanks to his “impressive knowledge of the energy regulatory and financial framework”.
Serena Hesmondhalgh is “great on the details” and “often the most insightful voice in the room” according to impressed peers.
Ahmad Faruqui is a highly regarded energy economist whose vast experience includes advising on demand forecasting and rate design.
Jason Mann is a distinguished figure in the UK energy market, credited with “strong analytical skills and impressive industry understanding”.
Richard Edwards is a top-tier testifying expert who is highly regarded for his considerable experience of international energy disputes.
Stuart Amor garners extensive praise from peers who rate him as “an excellent upstream expert”.
William Hogan is celebrated for his significant experience and skill when it comes to designing market structures in the energy sector.
Sean Gammons is highlighted for his notable expertise when it comes to handling damages valuations and antitrust matters across the energy sector.
Tomas Haug is a first-rate economist whose remarkable experience spans the valuation of energy assets and estimating damages in international arbitrations.
Julie Carey is a standout name in the field, revered for her “very deep knowledge of the energy industry, markets and regulation”.
Kurt Strunk is rated as “an invaluable resource” who “thinks outside the box” and “tackles each project with great attention and thoughtfulness”.
Christopher Goncalves is an “excellent strategist and economist” who is celebrated for his “incredible eye for detail” and “ability to simplify and explain the most complex economic issues”.
Crosby MacDonald is recognised as “a highly capable expert economist”, endorsed for his “in-depth and detailed knowledge of energy markets” as well as his “intelligent and thorough advice”.
Santiago Dellepiane has a “brilliant, intuitive economic mind” praise sources, who laud his “otherworldly ability to explain complex valuation issues in a clear, concise manner”.
Andrés Chambouleyron is regarded as “a true expert in his field” whose “understanding of energy economics is of the highest calibre”.
Branko Terzic garners plaudits for his “impressive regulatory background” and “extremely personable, persuasive style” when testifying.
Other Leading Individuals
At Oakley Greenwood, Jim Snow earns widespread acclaim thanks to his deep understanding of electricity markets, prices and tariff policy.
At Secretariat, Howard Rosen is noted for his exemplary work handling energy-related disputes. One source comments, “He is one of the most insightful damages experts one could hope to find.”
Oxera Consulting’s Jostein Kristensen is “a superb expert”. He displays “excellent judgment” and “really puts in the work to master the details”.
Sahar Shamsi is commended for her “deep reserves of regulatory expertise” as well as her “technical brilliance and ability to apply her skills to novel situations”.
Robin Cohen of Robin Cohen Consulting is revered for his first-class work providing in-depth economic analyses to clients on market design and price setting matters.
At Ernst & Young, the “excellent” Ben Warren is recognised as a key player in the market by sources who commend his notable expertise in the renewables sector.
At AFRY Management Consulting, Matthias Laue is applauded for his “superb market knowledge” and “remains one of the go-to experts on gas pricing issues”.
David Hunger of Charles River Associates stands out for his “impressive FERC knowledge” and thorough understanding of competition issues in electricity markets.
Seabron Adamson is commended for his considerable experience of estimating damages in international energy disputes.
At HKA, Ken Metcalfe is lauded for his “depth of knowledge of the energy industry” and “strength of expert testimony at trial”.