Henri van Soest

Henri van Soest
Cambridge Office


Ph.D., University of Cambridge; LL.M., KU Leuven and University of Zurich; Bachelor of Law, KU Leuven and Université Saint Louis


Henri van Soest is an analyst at RAND Europe focusing on defence and security. His research interests include energy policy, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, disaster risk reduction, and societal resilience. He previously worked as a researcher in energy law at the University of Oslo, and has interned in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in a multinational bank and worked as an analyst in the cleantech startup sector.

He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, with a thesis on the regulation of cybersecurity in the European electricity system. He also holds a joint LL.M. from KU Leuven in Belgium and the University of Zurich. 

Selected Publications

C. Penney, R. Walshe, H. Baker, H. van Soest, S. Dryhurst, A.R.E. Taylor, "Introducing Stories into Downward Counterfactual Analysis: Examples from a Potential Mediterranean Disaster," Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 10(742106), 2022

H. van Soest, "Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trading: A Review of the Legal Context," Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 19(3), 2019

H. van Soest, "The Prosumer in European Energy Law," Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law Yearbook , 2018