Catherine Banet is Associate Professor in petroleum and energy law at the University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Norway. Her core fields of legal expertise include energy law (oil, gas and electricity), environmental law, competition law - state aids -, and EU/EEA law. Her research topics include renewable energy, support schemes, energy markets and energy infrastructures regulation, petroleum regulation, energy efficiency, climate change, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and smart grid deployment. Catherine has background from private law practice (Norway, France), the European Commission (DG ENV), U.S. diplomatic mission and academia. She is actively used as a lecturer at international universities (Oslo, Firenze, Reykjavik and Malta) and conferences. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Law of the IBA, board member of the ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation (Norway), and member of the committee on energy and environmental law of the Norwegian Center for Continuing Legal Education.