Oliver Koch is Deputy Head of the Internal Market Unit of the Commission’s Energy Directorate-General. His team works on the development of appropriate rules for an integrated EU electricity and gas market. Over the past three years he has worked intensively on a comprehensive review of EU market legislation (the so-called “Clean Energy Package”), a key element for the EU’s work on the European Green Deal. Oliver also coordinates the legal work of the Unit, notably the enforcement of EU rules vis-à-vis Member States, as well as the teams dealing with external aspects of the internal energy market, including the relations with Norway, Russia and Switzerland.
Before joining DG Energy, he worked in DG Competition in the field of energy antitrust (2007 – 2012) and merger control (2003 – 2007). Prior to joining the Commission, he worked as a lawyer in private practice (White & Case, Freshfields) and as an assistant lecturer (Göttingen University).