Alex Crespo van de Kooij


Alex advises on a wide range of matters in the energy sector, European Union law and competition law. 
He focuses on energy regulatory matters, covering inter alia electricity, gas, hydrogen, and heating, with particular attention on sustainability. Alex has advised clients on their dealings with competition and regulatory authorities such as the European Commission and the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets, in legal proceedings, and in complex national and cross-border transactions and project financings. His clients include inter alia grid operators, suppliers, customers, and investors.
Before joining the firm, Alex worked as a legal advisor at the energy department of the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets.


Published Work

  • Crespo van de Kooij, A., Winters, B.M., (2023) “Gasregulering in onzekere tijden”, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht
  • De Kok, J., Crespo van de Kooij, A., (2022) “Het Nederlandse stelsel voor investeringstoetsing”, Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk
  • Winters, B.M., Crespo van de Kooij, A., (2020) ‘De Europese coördinatie van broeikasgassenemissiereductie”, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, the Dutch Energy law Association
Member, the Dutch European Law Association



Listed in the register of legal practice areas  the Dutch Bar Association for Mededingingsrecht.


LLM, International and European Law (tracks Competition Law and Regulation and European Union Law), University of Amsterdam, 2015


Dutch, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.