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Dr. Karolis Gudas is an international lawyer, author and consultant. He specializes in energy, trade, construction, arbitration, competition and state aid. Dr Gudas holds PhD degree from the World Trade Institute, University of Bern with a summa cum laude distinction. He has acted in the leading roles on large-scale infrastructure projects implementation – power-to-gas, wind parks, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities. He has been also involved in complex consultancy projects on the UK – Iceland electricity interconnector, integration issues of Swiss power market in the European market. Dr Karolis Gudas is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Vilnius university, where he teaches energy and environmental law. In 2020, Dr. Gudas has been awarded the title of Honorary Lecturer of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee.


Key publications: 
  • Karolis Gudas, Simona Weber, ‘Intergenerational justice: promotion of renewables and the water protection objective’ (Brill, 2019)
  • Karolis Gudas, ‘The Law and Policy of International Trade in Electricity. Access to and Development of Cross-Border Electricity Transmission Infrastructure under EU and WTO frameworks’ (Europa Law Publishing, 2018)
  • Karolis Gudas 'Preferential Connection and Integration of Electricity Generators using Renewable Energy Sources: Critical Assessment of the EU Rules' in Thomas Cottier, Ilaria Espa International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • Karolis Gudas 'Right to Electricity' in Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, Thomas Cottier Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar, 2017)
  • Karolis Gudas 'Cross-Border Electricity Infrastructure and Efficient Use of Resources' in Christian Ludwig, Cecilia Matasci Boosting Resource Productivity by Adopting the Circular Economy (World Resources Forum, 2017)
  • Karolis Gudas, 'The External Dimension of Cross-Border Electricity Transmission Planning in the EU', in Raphael Heffron, Gavin Little Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)
C-EENRG Fellow
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Vilnius University
Dr Karolis  Gudas