Mr. Vicente López-Ibor 

Academic position



Energy and Environmental Law


Estudio Jurídico Internacional (Professional firm) – Universidad CEU San Pablo

Contact details

Calle Alcalá, 58, 28014 Madrid, España


(+34) 91 524 98 18


[email protected]

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor (born 20 March 1959) is former Commissioner of the National Energy Commission and of the National Electric System Commission, of Spain, and a founding partner of Spanish energy law firm, Estudio Juridico Internacional Lopez-Ibor Mayor & Asociados (EJI). He is currently chairman of Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, the UK's largest solar energy generator, operating the largest portfolio of commercial scale solar photovoltaic (PV) assets on ground and roof in Britain.[1] As an academic, he has written numerous scholarly papers about energy security, law, and policy. He previously was the General Manager of Institutional Relations for Spain's major construction and Infrastructure firm, FCC Group.

Vicente has worked extensively in the renewable energy sector. He has worked at UNESA for 12 years in various capacities. From 1987 – 1995 he was the Director of Legal Affairs as well as the Chairman of the Legal Committee and Chairman of the Public Procurement Law Committee. He then became the General Secretary of the Board of Directors from 1995-1999.

He formerly was a member of the Directors Committee and of the Legal and Strategic Groups of EURELECTRIC (European Grouping of the Electricity Supply Industry) (made up of the CEOs from the main European electricity companies) and UNIPEDE (Union of International Producers and Distributors of Electrical Energy).

Similarly Vicente was a member of the Organizing Committee of the World Solar Summit and Special Advisor of the Energy Program of UNESCO (1989-1994).

He was an expert on the Energy Committee, on the Social and Economic Committee of the European Communities (1990-1992); Special Advisor of the Commissioner of Energy, Transports and Institutional Affairs of the European Commission (1994-1999) and also a founding Member of the European Council of Energy Regulators.

General Director of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A., Member of the Management Group Committee, with functional and organic dependence from the Executive Chairman of the Company.

Currently Vicente has a number of lead positions in various companies. He has been the President of Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd,[4][5] a UK based solar energy company, since 2011. He also is the president at an international law firm, Estudio Jurídico Internacional,[6] that specializes in Energy and Public Economy Law.

Furthermore Vicente is a Senior Counsel at Olswang[7] and is also the President of the Spanish-North American Association VIA-Jefferson Circle of Spain, and Member of the Board of Directors of the European Federation ENAM.