Klaus-Dieter Borchardt

Senior Research Fellow

Since 2020 Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt is a Senior Energy Advisor at the European & Competition Law Practice in the Baker McKenzie Brussels office. Before, Klaus-Dieter worked for 33 years at the European Commission, including four years at the European Court of Justice. During his 33 years at the European Commission, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt was instrumental in many major developments in EU Law and EU Energy Law and Policy. He spent inter alia 12 years in the Commissions’ Legal Service where he was responsible for state aid, internal market and agriculture and 9 years in the Commissions Directorate for Energy. He played a key role in the evolution of the legal framework of the European state aid control, notably the establishment of private market investor tests. He was the central EU official in the recent reform of the European electricity market design as part of the ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package. He chaired the Connecting Europe Facility’s evaluation committee as well as the European gas, electricity and infrastructure fora. When he left the European Commission, he was Deputy Director-General for Energy responsible for the coordination of all three energy directorates (Policy Development, Internal Energy Markets, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) as well as for the energy dialogues with third countries.

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt is a Teaching Professor at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians-University – Würzburg, Germany (since 2001), and Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School (since 2022).

 

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