Alan Riley

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(academic, lawyer, journalist)
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Alma materDurham University, Edinburgh University
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team
Interests • Energy
• European law
• Tax havens
• Shale Gas

Dr. Alan Riley is an associate Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft and a non-resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council. He has published various papers about law and energy policy. He is Member of the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community.[1]


Alan Riley studied law at Durham University, then obtained an LLM in EC Law from Edinburgh University, concluding his studies there with a PhD. This thesis was entitled A Radical Thesis: Reforming EC Competition Law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991.


Riley has written for a range of newspapers including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times. He was formerly Professor of Law, City University, London. Alan Riley has also written a number of academic papers including for International Energy Law Review.[2][3]

He has spoken at CYBERSEC[4]


In 2014 he started a business with another IfS fellow, Samantha de Bendern.


In 2016 Alan Riley published Brexit: Causes and Consequences with another IfS fellow, Francis Ghilès.


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