Lex Petrolea Symposium: 21 June 2016

The idea of the lex petrolea as the customary law of the petroleum industry, and possibly even as an aspect of some more general lex mercatoria, has long been argued about in both in academic and judicial circles.

Today, in the light of the ever-increasing complexities of the global petroleum industry, the existence and composition of lex petrolea as an element of the transnational law of ownership, extraction, transportation and trade of hydrocarbon resources is more important than ever. To this end, the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, has organised a joint one-day seminar on the subject with the Center for Energy, Law, and Business of University of Texas Law School. This will take place on 21 June 2016 at  Etc. Venues, Monument, 8 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AE.

For further information, please see the  Lex Petrolea Symposium (Flyer)

To register, please download the  Lex Petrolea Symposium (Registration Form)

Topics discussed will be varied, but will include:
• Boundaries of Oil and Gas Law
• Gas Pricing Disputes: Is Arbitration Delivering?
• Protection of Foreign Direct Investment in Upstream Enterprises
• Environmental Regulations and Hydraulic Fracturing: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Experience and Implications of the 2015 Paris Agreement
• Regulation of Fracking in the UK
• What is a ship in the context of petroleum law?
• Pollution from Offshore Installations- A Sui Generis Liability Regime?
• Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Is There a Rule of Capture under International Law of the Sea?

Speakers and Chairpersons:
• Professor Simon Baughen
Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

• Randy Burton
Partner, Fisherbroyles, Houston

• Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford
Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

• Sophie Nappert
Arbitrator, Gray’s Inn, London

• Simon Rainey QC
Quadrant Chambers

• Professor Melinda E. Taylor
Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, University of Texas

• Dr Nima Tabari
Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

• Stephen Tromans QC
39 Essex Chambers

• Professor Michael F. Sturley
Fannie Coplin Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas

• Professor Andrew Tettenborn
Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

• Youri van Logchem
Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

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