Ana Stanic

Ana Stanic


Firm or Organisation
E&A Law Limited

Present Position
Director - Law firm

Type of Practitioner
Academic, Arbitrator, Counsel, Expert, Lawyer

australian, british, slovenian

Country of Residence
United Kingdom

Practice Areas
Arbitration, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Energy, Natural Resources, Environment, Finance, Banking, Investment, Concession agreements, Maritime Law, Oil, Gas, Mining, Public international Law

Ana has extensive experience in the fields of energy, arbitration, international law, banking, environmental law and climate change law having worked as a lawyer and banker for over two decades across government and major US and UK law firms. She has advised states, leading companies, international organisations and financial institutions including on high-level strategic and geo-political questions.

Bar Admission
English Solicitor Advocate, UK Higher Rights of Audience,
Legal practitioner (with rights of audience) in NSW

LLM, Cambridge, specialising in EU Law, Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement and Private Commercial Litigation, First Class Honours, 1997;
Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, Top 6%, 1994;
Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance), UNSW, Top 3%,1994

• What Can Arbitration and Human Rights as Mechanisms of Dispute Resolution Learn from Each Other in Order to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change?, ICCA Sydney 2018 Congress Book, 24 December 2019
• LNG and gas price reviews in the EU: Lessons for Japan, a study for Japan Oil and Gas Metal Corporation (JOGMEC), 26 March 2019
• Europski sud: Recentne odluke idu naruku Hrvatskoj u arbitražama (European Court of Justice: Recent decisions favour Croatia in arbitrations), Lider, 3 August 2018.
• Review of national rules for the protection of infrastructure relevant for security of supply, Final Report for EU Commission, July 2018
• Energy Charter Secretariat, Chapter on drafting and negotiating financing clauses in investment agreements in the energy sector, Handbook on General Provisions Applicable to Investment Agreements in the Energy Sector, , Special Paper Series, January 2018
• Security of Supply, IGAs and Energy Union, Natural Gas World Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 11, 5 June 2017
• Energy Union, Security of Supply and IGAs: Latest developments in EU law impacting gas, Flame, 3 May 2017
• Overview of EU Energy Law, Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation, Oxford University Press, October 2016
• EU Law: Deterring Energy Investments and a Source of Friction, Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration, February 2015 (reprinted in OGEL in 2016)
• Key Developments in EU Oil and Gas Law in 2016, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2016 Edition
• Four Lessons the EU should learn regarding Energy Security, Chatham House’s Journal
• The Role of a Lawyer in Arbitration, Slovenian arbitration days, November 2012
• Europeanising EU Energy Policy, [2011] (5) OGEL, October 2011
• A Step Closer to EU Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel, (2011) 29(1) Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law
• EU Law on Nuclear Safety, (2010) 28(1) Journal of Energy and Resource Law 145
• Challenging Arbitrators and the Importance of Disclosure: Recent Cases and Reflections, Croatian Arbitration Yearbook, 2009.
• The new Ukrainian-Russian gas deal, Infrastructure Journal, 23 February 2009
• The ICJ Awards Sovereignty over Four Caribbean Sea Islands to Honduras, American Society of International law Insights (co-authored with Bekker, P.), October 2007
• Changes in the European Gas Market and Price Review Arbitrations, [2007] JERL 324
• Doing Business in Uzbekistan - A Guide to its Foreign Investment Framework, [2003] J World Investment 1047
• A Guide to International Rules for the Transportation of Oil and Gas: a Particular Look at the Caspian Region, Oil and Gas Law of Kazakhstan, 2003
• Financial Aspects of State Succession: the Yugoslav case, [2001] EJIL 751

June 2018 – to date: UIBE, China: Visiting professor in public international law
January 2015 – to date: Technische Universität, Germany: Visiting professor in EU energy law
March 2013 – to date: University of Dundee, Great Britain: Visiting professor of international investment treaty and commercial arbitration
October 2007 – September 2012: School of African and Oriental Studies, Great Britain: Visiting lecturer in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration
June 2007 – June 2013: Notre Dame University, Great Britain: visiting professor of international commercial arbitration
September 2003 – September 2004: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London: Research fellow – public international law Lauterpacht Research Centre of International Law, Cambridge: Research fellow – public international law

Other Information
To date Ana has acted as counsel in numerous large international commercial arbitrations, including gas price review arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations. She has also advised on inter-state disputes including with respect to breaches of EU law and maritime border disputes. She has appeared before the Court of Justice of the European Union on two occasions.

She gave expert evidence before the European Parliament on the international law implications of proposed amendment to the EU energy law in 2018.

She has been appointed as a co-arbitrator in two arbitrations pursuant to ICC and SCC arbitration rules.

Ana has been teaching international commercial and treaty arbitration for over a decade at leading UK and US universities. At present she is a Honorary Lecturer at the University of Dundee (UK), Technische Universität (Germany) and UIEB (China).

She is regularly invited by governments, international organisations and companies to train government officials and industry energy experts on matters of energy law, international law and international arbitration including by UNCTAD, CIETAC and the European Commission. She is also regularly invited by world-leading think tanks and governments to workshops and brainstorming sessions on world political, security and economic developments. Ana is often the only lawyer at the table.

Ana is a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and Climate Change and Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe.

She is listed as an arbitrator by CIETAC, VIAC, GIAC, Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Slovenian arbitration centre. Ana was appointed as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitrators in The Hague by the Republic of Slovenia in 2019.

Ana is multi-lingual and has worked in many countries in the world including in the CIS countries, China, South East Europe, the Middle East and Nigeria.

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Professional Address

42 Brook Street


United Kingdom

+44 2078732403

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  • English: Native Fluency
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents
  • Slovene: Native Fluency
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents
  • French: Proficient
  • Italian: Proficient
  • Croatian / Serbian / Bosnian: Proficient
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents