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Saskia Lavrijssen is professor of Economic Regulation and Market Governance of Network Industries at the Law School of Tilburg University. Saskia Lavrijssen is also founder of Oyster Legal (www.oysterlegal.com). Saskia Lavrijssen aims to connect science with society in the area of energy and infrastructure regulation through her work for Oyster Legal. Before she was affiliated to the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam as professor of Energy Law (2011-2015). Because of her special expertise in the area of ​​competition law and economic administrative law, she was appointed as deputy judge at the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (2010-2013) in 2010. Saskia Lavrijssen defended her very well-received dissertation on independent competition authorities and good governance at Tilburg University (Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2006).


Throughout her career, Saskia Lavrijssen has specialized in EU law, competition law, economic regulation, energy law, law and technology,  constitutional and administrative law and issues of good market governance. 


Saskia Lavrijsen teaches the courses "Competition law" and "Innovation and Regulation"



Saskia cooperates with European and national authorities, such as the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Consumer and Markets Authority, the Dutch Association for Energy, Water and the Environment, and regional and local authorities regarding governance and regulation issues in the energy sector. She regularly presents her work at international and national events. She was one of the speakers at a public debate organized by the Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad. She spoke at the OECD and the European Commission. She was also invited as an expert to the House of Parliament to reflect on the draft climate agreement. Saskia Lavrijssen became associate board member of De Energie Cooperatie Oisterwijk  in 2019 ( https://dec-oisterwijk.nl/). In 2020 she became member of the supervisory board of Berenschot. 


  • In 2019 Saskia Lavrijssen was co-applicant of a successful long-term research subsidy from the NWO Cross Over Programme to do multi-disciplinary research into the NEON project (New Energy and mobility Outlook for the Netherlands).
  • In 2010 Saskia Lavrijssen received a prize from the Association of Competition Law for the best article on the role of non-competition interests in European and national competition law.
  • In 2017, Saskia Lavrijssen received a long-term research subsidy from NWO in the context of the Next Generations Infrastructures Program for research into the promotion of data driven innovations in the infrastructure sectors. The research project is called the Longvia project and is performed in cooperation with Alliander, Prorail, Rijkswaterstaat, Vitens and Port of Rotterdam.
  • Saskia Lavrijssen was project member of the succesful Compose research team. The objective of the research  project is to develop a neutral (internet) platform to promote and facilitate horizontal cooperation between shippers. The project is funded by NWO in collaboration with Evofenedex (2017-2019).

Recent publications

  1. Horizontale samenwerking in het mededingingsrecht

    Lavrijssen, S., & van Helfteren, T. (2020). Horizontale samenwerking in het mededingingsrecht. In G. Kant, N. Schriek, & E. Guis (Eds.), Compose: Strategisch logistiek samenwerken (pp. 82). https://www.supplychainsamenwerking.nl/
  2. Kink in de kabel - Voorstellen voor het proactiever afstemmen van vra…

    Lavrijssen, S., & Braggaar, D. (2020). Kink in de kabel: Voorstellen voor het proactiever afstemmen van vraag en aanbod van netwerkcapaciteit in de energietransitie. Het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht, 2020(2), 60-71. [1]. https://denhollander.info/artikel/16130
  3. The energy transition - Democracy, justice and good regulation of the…

    Lavrijssen, S., & Vitez, B. (2020). The energy transition: Democracy, justice and good regulation of the heat market. Energies, 13(5), 1-24. [1088].
  4. Pratende bruggen en andere slimme onderhoudsoplossingen - Wat houdt o…

    Espinosa Apraez, B., Lavrijssen, S., Aben, T., & van der Valk, W. (2019). Pratende bruggen en andere slimme onderhoudsoplossingen: Wat houdt ons tegen? NGinfraMagazine, 8(1), 30-33. https://issuu.com/nginframagazine/docs/infra_01-2019_lr_03/30
  5. Van wie zijn data eigenlijk?

    Espinosa Apráez, B., & Lavrijssen, S. (2019). Van wie zijn data eigenlijk? NGinfraMagazine, 2019(3), 44-45. https://issuu.com/nginframagazine/docs/infra_03-2019_mr/44

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