Raf Callaerts, Associate

Raf Callaerts, Associate, Fieldfisher

I am an associate in the Energy and Utilities Department of the Brussels office of Fieldfisher.

Our team provides legal advice to international and Belgian clients in the energy sector and is involved in many cases that touch on various complex (often technical) aspects of energy projects and energy related matters.

I try to be a versatile lawyer and always strive to take into account the synergies between energy law and other fields of law like environmental and climate change law. I attach a lot of value to sustainable development.

I am part of the academic staff at the Institute for Environmental and Energy Law (IEEL) of the Catholic University of Leuven since January 2015. At the IEEL we provide for a myriad of activities in the field of environmental, energy and climate change law in the form of teaching, research, counselling, continuing education and publications.

I have recently published on the European Commission's approach to the assessment of State aid measures in the Energy sector.

I speak Dutch and English fluently, know French and Spanish well and have a basic passive knowledge of German.

In my spare time I’m a sports addict and I like to play music. I also like backpacking.