Dr Karolis Gudas

Email address: karolis.gudas (at) le.lt


Dr Karolis Gudas is the General Counsel of the project of national significance to Lithuania – Vilnius CHP (Lietuvos Energija Group), and a Lecturer in Energy Law at Vilnius University, Faculty of Law. Dr Gudas holds a PhD degree from the World Trade Institute, University of Bern. He has been a visiting scholar at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge. Karolis has gained wide experience in the energy sector while working at the European Commission, Swiss National Centre of Competence in Trade Regulation, Baltic law firm Motieka & Audzevicius. He has been included in the list of energy experts of the Legal Task Force of the Energy Charter Secretariat.

Research interests

Karolis research interests lie in the fields of energy transitions, cross-border energy trade, infrastructure projects development, energy systems government and markets regulation, state aid and competition. He mainly focuses on the legal regimes of the World Trade Organization, the Energy Charter Treaty as well as the European Union. Karolis explores the topics from different disciplinary perspectives (history, law, politics, development, and technology).

Selected publications

‘Preferential Connection and Integration of Electricity Generators using Renewable Energy Sources: Critical Assessment of the EU Rules’ in Thomas Cottier, Ilaria Espa (eds), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

 ‘Right to Electricity’ in Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, Thomas Cottier (eds), Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar, 2017)

‘Cross-Border Electricity Infrastructure and Efficient Use of Resources’ in Christian Ludwig, Cecilia Matasci (eds), Boosting Resource Productivity by Adopting the Circular Economy (World Resources Forum, 2017)

 ‘The External Dimension of Cross-Border Electricity Transmission Planning in the EU’, in Raphael Heffron, Gavin Little (eds), Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)