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George Anstey specializes in the economics of utility markets and regulation. His work spans public policy, litigation, valuation, due diligence, and competition policy. His recent work has covered competition in gas and electricity supply markets, arbitration and contract reviews, damages estimation, the design of market rules for gas and electricity, and the design of energy efficiency policies. In addition to his work in energy, Mr. Anstey works across other regulated industries, including the water industry, communications, and the gambling sector.


Mr. Anstey’s expertise in competition policy covers restrictive agreements, abuse of a dominant position, and state aid. His work across utility markets and regulation spans a wide range of geographies, including the UK and Ireland, much of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Far East, and the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Anstey has been widely published in economic and trade journals, including the Electricity Journal, New Power, Water Utility Management International, and Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle. He is recommended as a leading energy expert by Who’s Who Legal (2019, 2022 and 2023) and described as an “esteemed economist with vast experience advising on complex competition matters in the energy sector.” Mr. Anstey is commended for “his deep understanding of utility and energy regulation.” Mr. Anstey is also recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2022–2024) as the top of his generation in the arbitration future leader series.


  • MPhil in economics, Exeter College, Oxford
  • MA in EU competition law, King’s College London
  • BA in economics and management, Exeter College, Oxford


In Who’s Who Legal: Energy Experts 2023, Mr. Anstey’s clients recognized:


  • He “stands out as a top-tier energy expert” and
  • Has a “strong track-record assisting in litigation, valuation and competition policy."


In Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leader 2024, Mr. Anstey’s clients recognized:


  • He “is able to explain complicated technical issues on quantum in a clear and concise manner,” and
  • “He is very confident when giving evidence in hearings.”