Professor Riley is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin. A member of the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community, Vienna, and a Senior Fellow. Atlantic Council, Washington DC. He specializes in antitrust, trade and energy law, and EU policy issues.
Professor Riley runs the EU Economic Security course at the College of Europe. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community, which acts as its judicial panel, and has its seat in Vienna. It applies EU energy law under the ECT Treaty to Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, and the non-EU Balkan states. He was the founding chair of the Competition Law Scholars Forum (clasf) and is co-editor of the Competition Law Review. He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC.
Professor Riley is currently acting as an EU advisor on energy security to the Prime Minister of Moldova. In addition, he has advised several EU states and energy companies, along with the European Union institutions, on EU energy law issues and related strategy questions. This has included advising on the legal and strategic options surrounding Nord Stream 2. Professor Riley has also been advising states and enterprises on economic security issues in relation to European foreign direct investment rules.
From 2007 to 2015, he held a chair in international commercial law at the City Law School, Grays Inn, part of City, University of London. Prior to that, he held a number of academic appointments in London, Nottingham, and Edinburgh. He holds a PhD from the Europa Institute, Edinburgh University, and qualified in 1991 as an English solicitor. He has written over 50 academic papers and numerous articles and op-eds for the New York Times, The Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.