James PetersDeputy Legal Director – Networks, General Counsel at OfgemSpeaker
James Peters is a Deputy Legal Director, leading a team of lawyers advising Ofgem’s Networks directorate. James also coordinates legal advice on competition matters at Ofgem, a concurrent competition authority in Great Britain’s energy sector, and represents Ofgem in the UK Competition Network.
Since joining Ofgem in 2014, James has advised on competition investigations that led to an infringement decision, commitments decisions, a transfer of an investigation to the CMA and the closure of a case on administrative priority grounds. Ofgem also supports the CMA’s review of mergers in the energy sector and the CMA’s work to conclude post-Brexit international cooperation agreements in relation to competition enforcement. James’ broader practice also encompasses advising on the application of retained EU law in the energy sector.
James holds undergraduate degrees from the universities of Leicester and Strasbourg, and master’s degrees from the College of Europe, Bruges, and the University of Oxford. Before working at Ofgem, James was a competition and litigation lawyer at leading international law firms in Brussels and London.