Röben, Volker

Professor, Dr habil

  • Prof of Energy Law International Law and Global Regulation, CEPMLP
  • 77 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
1988 …2020

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Personal profile


Volker Roeben is Professor of Energy Law, International Law and Global Regulation at the University of Dundee, as well as a visiting Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, docent at the University of Turku and adjunct Professor at the University of Houston. 

Prior to coming to Dundee, he was a Professor at Swansea University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. He has held visiting professorships inter alia at the University of Chicago School of Law, has served as a clerk to Justice Di Fabio of the German Constitutional Court, and advised the Energy Charter, the European Parliament, international organisations and national parliaments. 

Volker's research combines energy law with public international law, European Union law and the theory of global law, with several books and numerous articles published and a research monograph on the European Energy Union in press with Cambridge University Press. He also serves on the board of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law.

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 26 Jun 2006

Heidelberg University 

Award Date: 13 Apr 2006

Doctor of Civil Law, Heidelberg University 

Award Date: 14 May 1996

External positions

Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

2017 → …

Visiting Professor, China University of Political Science and Law

2016 → …

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Research Output

Brexit – Lehren au seiner Krise?

Röben, V., 2020, Europa: In Vielfalt geeint! (Europe: united in diversity!). Bock, W. (ed.). C. H. Beck, p. 217-227 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

High-end maritime security as legal argumentation

Röben, V., 2020, Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance?. Evans, S. M. D. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 83-103 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Judicial Protection as the Meta-Norm in the EU Judicial Architecture

    Roeben, V., Apr 2020, In : Hague Journal on the Rule of Law. 12, 1, p. 29-62 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 98 Downloads (Pure)

    Managing the threat of regulatory capture under the European Energy Union

    Roeben, V. & Macatangay, R., 6 Aug 2020, The Global Energy Transition: Law, Policy and Economics for Energy in the 21st Century. Cameron, P., Roeben, V. & Mu, X. (eds.). Hart Publishing, Vol. 1. (Global Energy Law and Policy).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Activities

    • 3 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Other
    • 1 Invited talk

    Member, ICE-ECE Academic Board

    Volker Röben (Member)

    2 Feb 2020 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Hart Publishing (Publisher)

    Volker Röben (Editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Annual SymposiumIEC-CEC Joint Research Centre

    Volker Röben (Invited speaker)

    Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    3rd Dundee Energy Forum

    Volker Röben (Organiser)

    Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    XV Jornadas Internacionales en Derecho Minero Energético - ASIDE 2019

    Volker Röben (Invited speaker)

    21 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


    Devising a Legal Framework for Environmental Liability and Regulation for Mitigating Risks of Shale Gas Extraction

    Author: Irowarisima, M., 2019

    Supervisor: Heffron, R. (Supervisor) & Röben, V. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy