Leigh Hancher

European University Institute

    Leigh Hancher is a Professor of European Law at the University of Tilburg and is also attached to the Amsterdam office of Allen & Overy as Counsel. Her research interests concern energy market regulation, EU state aids and energy market governance. Leigh has been a Professor since 1991, initially at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. In 1996 she was Visiting Professor in “Natural Resources Law” at the University of Calgary, Canada. She has broad experience in energy regulation issues at the European and national levels. Her expertise, as well as her academic research are focused on the changing role of the government in stimulating the liberalisation of traditionally heavily regulated sectors. Leigh studied Law at the Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield, and at the EUI. In 1989 she obtained, with distinctions, her doctorate in Law at the University of Leiden.