Röben, Volker

Professor, Professor of energy law and global regulation

  • Prof of Energy Law International Law and Global Regulation, CEPMLP
  • 64 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
1988 …2019
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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

Heidelberg University 

External positions

Adjunct professor, University of Turku

2017 → …

Professor, China University of Political Science and Law

2016 → …

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Research Output 1988 2019

Conciliation for marine transboundary energy resources: A law and economics approach

Röben, V. & Macatangay, R., 2019, The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia and Europe. Zou, K., Wu, S. & Ye, Q. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, 14 p.

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

economic approach
coastal state
55 Downloads (Pure)

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

Roeben, V., 14 Feb 2019, In : Hague Journal on the Rule of Law. 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
court of justice
European Law
third countries

The global community is finally acting on climate change, but we need to switch to renewable energy faster

Röben, V., 22 Aug 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

fossil fuel
climate change

United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Roeben, V., Apr 2019, Max Plank Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. e551

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Participation in conference

3rd Dundee Energy Forum

Volker Röben (Participant)
Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


'Union Citizenship in the time of 'Brexit''

Petra Minnerop (Participant), Jukka Snell (Participant), Pedro Telles (Participant), Volker Röben (Participant)
12 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


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

Author: Irowarisima, M., 2019

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy