Laura Bolado#464

Laura Bolado

EU Law Specialist, Andes Legal Consulting Ltd
Laura has worked in EU law for nearly two decades that is, to date, her main area of expertise. In 2002 she worked for the European Commission (Brussels) and relocated to London in 2003 to work for the European Medicines Agency. There she gained first-hand experience on the functioning of the EU which she later applied in legal roles at pharmaceutical companies and law firms before turning to a more generalist approach to EU law at LexisNexis. At LexisNexis she helped develop and maintain EU Tracker (writing on the implementation of EU Directives in different EU jurisdictions, etc.) and assisted various departments with EU law matters in her EU Law Specialist capacity. Laura also delivered EU law training to several interns and legal professionals. Laura left LexisNexis in late 2013 to explore her options in different environments. In 2014 Laura lectured EU law at universities in Argentina, spoke at international conferences and continued with her contributions to national legal publications (Rubinzal and Abeledo Perrot/Thomson Reuters) in EU and Integration law. Laura became an author for PSL Public Law in October 2014. Since returning to London in 2015 she runs her own business which includes regular contributions to PSL Environment, Energy and Public Law. From 2017 until 2020 Laura authored the Europe chapter of LexisNexis Civil Court Practice (Green Book). Since 2019 Laura also contributes to Reg-Track writing on financial services, data protection, money laundering, environmental and social governance, etc. in several jurisdictions worldwide.

Education

Laura is a dual-qualified lawyer (Argentina and Spain) with two LLMs in European Law and in Information Technology Law awarded by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Laura is a data protection professional certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP CIPP/E) also holds an International Compliance Association certificate in Anti-Money Laundering. 
Contributed to

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Amendment and ratification of EU Treaties
Amendment and ratification of EU Treaties
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the existing procedures for the revision (amendment) of the EU Treaties and provides some examples of their usage after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. It also provides general guidance on ratification and tips on which ‘Treaties’ are not to be considered EU Treaties per se.

Background to Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC
Background to Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides background to the Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EC (RED II), which recast and repealed Directive 2009/28/EC (RED I) RED II sets a legally binding target for 2030 of 32% for the share of energy required to come from renewable sources out of the EU’s overall gross energy consumption. RED II also establishes sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions saving criteria and lays down rules on financial support to enhance the use of renewable energy usage. The recast of RED I was made as part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. RED II came into force on 24 December 2018.

Clean Energy Package—Snapshot
Clean Energy Package—Snapshot
Practice notes

This Practice Note is a snapshot on the Clean Energy Package (also known as the EU ‘Winter Package’ or ‘Winter Energy Package’) that was presented as a set of legislative proposals and policy measures by the European Commission in late November 2016. The package comprises measures in various energy-related areas including energy efficiency, renewables, the Energy Union and aims to empower consumers while delivering economic growth and jobs creation.

National Emission Ceilings Directive 2001/81/EC—snapshot [Archived]
National Emission Ceilings Directive 2001/81/EC—snapshot [Archived]
Practice notes

This Practice Note is a snapshot on the NEC Directive 2001/81/EC which sets national upper limits for the total emissions in 2010, and thereafter, of the four pollutants responsible for acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone pollution (sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and ammonia).

Overview of the EU legal system
Overview of the EU legal system
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an introduction to basic EU legal concepts and gives tips and tools to understand and apply EU law in practice. It covers general principles in overview, delineation of competences, types of EU law and compliance obligations.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the main environmental legislation for persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as the Persistent Organic Pollutant Regulations 2007, SI 2007/3106 and Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 (Recast POPs Regulation). It also includes the process for derogations and Brexit impact.

Remedies for breach of EU law
Remedies for breach of EU law
Practice notes

This Practice Note focuses on the remedies available in national courts for breach of EU law. The principles of direct and indirect effect are explained as well as the possibility of State liability arising from the breach of EU laws and obligations by acts or inactions attributable to an EU Member State. The availability of damages and the concept of adequate reparation is also considered.

Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshot [Archived]
Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC—snapshot [Archived]
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a summary of the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC (RED or RED I) on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It covers the purpose, scope, and key provisions of the Directive, as well as details of the implementing legislation in England and Wales. RED I was recast by Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (RED II), and was repealed with effect from 1 July 2021. This Practice Note has been archived following this repeal, and is not maintained.

Practice Areas

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2000

Qualifications

  • LLB (2000 (Arg) – 2004 (Spain))
  • LLM EU Law (2001)
  • LLM Information Technology Law (2002)

Education

  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (2000)
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2004)

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