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Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

Associate Professor
  • E-mailIgnacio.Herrera-Anchustegui@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 39 20+47 450 01 201
  • Visitor Address
    Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1. 5010 Bergen. Norway.
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7806
    5020 BERGEN

I am a Researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen, and member of the Bergen Center for Competition Law & Economics (BECCLE) and Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW). My research interests are connected with the regulation of energy markets with a special emphasis on the regulation of offshore wind electricity. Also, I have devoted a good part of my academic career to market and competition issues in the field of public procurement and buyer power.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Bergen with a thesis entitled "Buyer Power in EU Competition Law" (2012-2017), financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

My PhD dissertation won the prestigious “2017 Concurrences PhD Award” to the best PhD dissertation in the field of competition law or economics of the year, awarded by Concurrences. In addition to the award, the thesis has been published by Concurrences as a monograph and it is available here.

Also, I received the Meltzerprisen for yngre forskere 2017 for my academic research and significant contributions to EU/EEA market law scholarship.

Currently, I am working on a research project financed by Statoil through the AkademiaAvtalen entitled "Regulating energy markets, a perspective from EEA/EU Competition and Public Procurement Law" (2017-2019). As part of this research project I have been awarded the prestigious International Scholar-in-Residence scholarship by the American Bar Association, which allowed me visit the US for a period of almost four months and carry our research in the comparative regulation of transmission unbundling infrastructures in electricity markets while being a visiting researcher at Georgetown Law Center, D.C., and the School of Law of the University of Wisconsin.

If you are interested in some of my work, please visit my SSRN site.


  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2017. Buyer Power in EU Competition Law. 652 pages. ISBN: 978-1-939007-24-7.
Journal articles
  • Arve, Malin; Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2019. La små bedrifter få konkurrere på like vilkår. Bergens Tidende. 1 pages. Published 2019-09-09.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2019. Legal Foundations of EU Economic Governance, by A. Estella (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, ISBN 9781107141018) - Book review. Journal of Common Market Studies. 57: 1204-1205.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Gjendemsjø, Ronny. 2019. Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain - On-Topic Special Issue. Concurrences. 3. 1-4.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Hunter, Tina. 2019. Oil as Currency: Venezuela's Petro, a New 'Oil Pattern'? Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL). 2019: 1-20.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Kraśniewski, Marcin. 2019. Wy łączenia stosowania dyrektywy w sprawie udzielania zamówień przez podmioty działające w sektorach gospodarki wodnej, energetyki, transportu i usług pocztowych – przegląd prawa i orzecznictwa unijnego w zarysie / Exemption from the Utilities Directive – brief overview of EU law and case law. Internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny. 5: 149-157.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2018. Buyer power and Dominance: An overview of EU and national case law - Special issue of e-Competitions. e-Competitions Bulletin. Published 2018-04-19.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2018. Hva er egentlig ACER - Eksperten gir deg svar. Dagsavisen. 1 pages. Published 2018-03-20.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2018. Buyer Power in Merge Control: An Overview of EU and National Case Law. Special issue of e-Competitions. e-Competitions Bulletin. 16 pages. Published 2018-02-01.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Gjendemsjø, Ronny. 2018. Evaluating the Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Unfair Trading Practices. Competition in Fairness? European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe). 2: 280-289. doi: 10.21552/core/2018/4/7
  • Røed, Øyvind; Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2018. Strømbrudd i ACER-debatten. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin. 3 pages. Published 2018-03-21.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2017. Joint Bidding and Object Restrictions of Competition: The EFTA Court’s Take in the Taxi Case. European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe). 1: 174-179. doi: https://doi.org/10.21552/core/2017/2/14
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Nowag, Julian. 2017. Buyer Power in the Big Data and Algorithm Driven World: The Uber & Lyft Example. Antitrust Chronice. Summer 2017 Vol 1: 31-36.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. Book review: Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules (A. Sánchez Graells). European Competition Law Review. 37: 84-87.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. Book Review - Caroline Heide-Jørgensen, Christian Bergqvist, Ulla Neergaard & Sune Troels Poulsen (Eds.), Aims and Values in Competition Law (DJØF Publishing, 2013). The Competition Law Review. 11: 1-4.
  • Sánchez Graells, Albert; Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. Revisiting the concept of undertaking from a public procurement law perspective - a discussion on EasyPay and Finance Engineering. European Competition Law Review. 37: 93-98.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2015. EFTA Court case E-24/13 Casino Admiral AG v Wolfgang Egger: the obligation of transparency and consequences of its breach when awarding service concessions. The Public Procurement Law Review. 1: NA1-NA9.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2015. Centralising Public Procurement and Competitiveness in Directive 2014/24. European Law Reporter. 4: 119-132.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2015. Competition law through an Ordoliberal Lens. Oslo Law Review. 2: 139-174.
Reports and theses
  • Gjendemsjø, Ronny; Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2017. Utredning av muligheten for å etablere en inngrepshjemmel mot ensidige handlinger i verdikjeden for mat som ikke rammes av konkurranseloven § 11 / Unilateral Behaviors Below Dominance and Unfair Purchasing Practices: A Comparative Perspective. Nærings- og Fiskeridepartementet, Oslo. 68 pages.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2017. Buyer Power in EU Competition Law. Universitetet i Bergen. 603 pages.
Book sections
  • Gjendemsjø, Ronny; Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2019. The Scope for National Regulation of Unfair Trading Practices. Chapter 18, pages 293-316. In:
    • Giertsen, Johan; Husabø, Erling Johannes; Iversen, Øystein L.; Konow, Berte-Elen R. 2019. Rett i Vest. Festskrift til 50-årsjubileet for jurist-utdanningen ved Universitetet i Bergen. Fagbokforlaget. 556 pages. ISBN: 9788245027945.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2019. Collaborative Centralized Cross-Border Public Procurement: A Feasibility and Comparative Implementation Analysis. Chapter, pages 337-372. In:
    • Assis Raimundo, Miguel. 2019. Centralização e Agregação de Compras Públicas- Reflexões Sobre uma Tendência Actual da Contratação Pública. Livraria Almedina. 450 pages. ISBN: 9789724079141.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2019. Acceso a las Redes de Transmisión de Electricidad y Separación Efectiva: Una Perspectiva Transatlántica. Kapittel 7, pages 91-128. In:
    • Ruiz Peris, Juan Ignacio; Cerdá Martínez-Pujalte, Carmen. 2019. Competencia en mercados con recursos esenciales compartidos: telecomunicaciones y energía. Forlaget Thomson. 180 pages. ISBN: 978-84-9177-946-9.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Midtun, Linda; Strømsnes, Kristian. 2019. Concesiones de Servicios. Directiva 2014/23 Relativa a la Adjudicación de Contratos de Concesión. Un Estudio Comparativo sobre su Transposición al Derecho Noruego. Chapter 3 - Part II, pages 511-556. In:
    • Gimeno Feliu, José María; de Guerrero Manso, María del Carmen. 2019. Observatorio de los Contratos Públicos 2018. Forlaget Thomson. 556 pages. ISBN: 978-84-1309-943-9.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio; Midtun, Linda; Strømsnes, Kristian. 2018. Service Concessions. Directive 2014/23 on the award of concession contracts. A comparative study of its transposition into Norwegian law. Chapter, pages . In:
    • Lazo Vitoria, Ximena. 2018. Service Concessions in the EU. Forlaget Thomson. 350 pages. ISBN: 978-84-9177-232-3.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. Buyer power exploitation: Unfair Purchasing Practices. Chapter 12, pages 349-421. In:
    • Cachafeiro García, Fernando; García Pérez, Rafael; López Suárez, Marcos. 2016. Derecho de la Competencia y Gran Distribución. Forlaget Thomson. 350 pages. ISBN: 8491352910.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. Division into lots and demand aggregation – extremes looking for the correct balance? Chapter 5, pages 125-145. In:
    • Ølykke, Grith Skovgaard; Sánchez Graells, Albert. 2016. Reformation or Deformation of the EU Public Procurement Rules. Edward Elgar Publishing. 448 pages. ISBN: 978 1 78536 180 7.
  • Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. The Social Market Economy and the European Union. Contribution 22, pages 74-79. In:
    • Anischuk, Nina Vladimirovna; Katsyn, Mykhailo. 2016. Історико-правовий вимір інтеграційного процесу у новий та новітній час (Historical and Legal Views on the Integration Process During the Modern and Contemprorary Era). 80 pages. ISBN: 978-966-928-035-0.
  • Sánchez Graells, Albert; Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio. 2016. Impact of public procurement aggregation on competition. Risks, rationale and justification for the rules in directive 2014/24. Chapter 3, pages 129-163. In:
    • Valcarcel Fernandez, Patricia. 2016. Compra conjunta y demanda agregada en la contratación del sector público. Un análisis jurídico y económico. Forlaget Thomson. 521 pages. ISBN: 978-84-9098-616-5.

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