Carmen Gimeno de la Fuente

Partner Verdia Legal

Education

Law Degree from the University of Barcelona (1987-1992). Member of the Barcelona Law Society since 1994

Erasmus program at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany), with specialization in International and Community Law (1990/91)

Political Science and Sociology Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1992-1994)

Postgraduate in Business Management Techniques from the Business Studies School of the University of Barcelona (1992/93)

Professional Experience

More than 20 years of accredited experience in the regulation of the energy sector - both at European and national level. Energy Law Specialist

Coordinator of the Working Group for the drafting of the statutes of the EU DSO Entity (2019-2020)

Member of the Executive Committee of the European Commission Smart Grids Task Force

Regularly participates in the meetings of the European Commission Florence Electricity Forum, Madrid Gas Forum, Copenhagen Energy Infrastructure Forum and Dublin Citizen’s Energy Forum

Guest Professor of the Master in Legal Practice, Economic Regulation Law at Esade Law School

Regular speaker at conferences, seminars and webinars about the national and international electricity and gas sector

Co-editor of various position papers of the European Association GEODE, and among the most recent ones it stands out "The role of sector integration in decarbonising Europe" (May 2020); "Distribution System Operators transforming the customer experience" (May 2019)

Writer of the Energy legal blog of Verdia Legal

Memberships

Member of WECLUB (European Women Energy Club)

Member of CEEB (Spanish Energy Circle of Brussels)

Member of the AEMENER Association (Spanish Women in Energy Association)

Member of the AEDEN Association (Association of Energy Law Lawyers)

Languages

Spanish, Catalan, English, German, French and Italian