Taking back control of the energy sector? A legal analysis of Brexit and the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement


Silke Goldberg
University of Groningen


This book focuses on the legal consequences of Brexit for the energy sector both in the United Kingdom and in the European Union. In particular, it considers to what extent the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) is adequate for the energy sector post-Brexit by exploring whether the TCA

  • delivers legal certainty,
  • has been effectively implemented, and
  • meets the Brexit objectives.

The analysis of these questions leads to several recommendations, for instance in relation to the implementation of the TCA and its extension to new energy technologies.

Publisher: University of Groningen Press
Broerstraat 4 9712 CP Groningen The Netherlands

Cover design: Bas Ekkers
Typesetting: LINE UP boek en media bv | Riëtte van Zwol
Production support: LINE UP boek en media bv

This publication is peer reviewed.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Silke Goldberg, University of Groningen

Silke Goldberg is a partner at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (HSF), located in London, United Kingdom where she is Global Head of ESG and specialises in energy law. Silke is admitted to practice in England, Germany and France and a member or the Irish law society. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Cover Taking back control of the energy sector?



December 7, 2023



Brexit, energy, EU, UK, Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Details about this monograph

ISBN-13 (15)


Publication date (01)