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Kristóf Kovács

Energy market consultant


Kristóf Kovács, a prominent energy expert joined Baker McKenzie’s Energy Mining and Infrastructure industry group with over 20 years’ experience.

Kristóf joined the Firm’s Budapest office as a Consultant having spent the past 15 years at the European Commission. This included six years in the Directorate-General for Competition advising on complex antitrust, merger control and state aid matters in the energy sector; seven years in the Directorate-General for Energy, where he led the gas policy team responsible for developing and implementing sector regulation; as well as heading up the performance-based budgeting team within the Directorate-General for Budget.

He has a wide range of expertise in energy market and infrastructure regulatory matters. In recent years, his achievements have included overseeing the development of comprehensive pan-European gas sector regulations and the Grid Codes, and leading the Commission’s regional cooperation efforts in Eastern and Southern European gas markets.