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Peter Cameron

Director of Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Professor of International Energy Law and Policy

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Biography

Peter Cameron joined CEPMLP in 1997 as Professor of International Energy Law and Policy, after 11 years at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, where he was Director of the Internationaal Institut voor Energierecht. In 2002 he became Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre in the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where he organised a series of annual EU energy law seminars for 6 years. In February 2010 Peter became Director of CEPMLP. He has held visiting professorial appointments at the Universities of Madrid (Autonoma), MGIMO (Moscow) and Singapore (NUS).

Peter has concentrated primarily on oil and gas law in his career as an energy specialist. From 1991 onwards he was regularly employed by the World Bank as a consultant responsible for drafting oil and gas laws and model contracts, working in Poland, in Russia for the Yeltsin Government, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, and later in Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania. Subsequently, he worked closely with the Norwegian Government and through them assisted the Governments of Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Togo in drafting their hydrocarbons and gas legislation. For a time Peter was seconded to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific at their headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

Peter has always remained close to the world of legal practice, being a long-time member of the International Bar Association and the AIPN. He is a barrister (England and Wales, Middle Temple), and has regularly been asked by governments and investors to testify in arbitral proceedings as an expert witness.  Peter's most recent publication, 'International Energy Investment Law: The Pursuit of Stability' (Oxford University Press, 2010), is currently being prepared for its second edition, including new chapters on gas and renewable energy disputes, and damages in energy claims. A book-length publication, 'Oil, Gas and Mining: A Source Book', will be published by The World Bank in 2015 (see Activities).

Peter was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013.  He is co-Director of the recently established International Centre for Energy Arbitration and the sole academic member of the UK Government's North Sea Oil and Gas Advisory Group.

Teaching

International Oil and Gas Law and Policy is the main course taught by Professor Cameron at present. It covers key issues that affect governments and investors and the ways in which law attempts to resolve them. Currently, it attracts more than a hundred graduate students from around the world.

He also supervises a number of PhD students.

Research Outputs

Cameron, P 2013, Reflections on sovereignty over natural resources and the enforcement of stabilization clauses. in KP Sauvant (ed.), Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2011-2012. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 311-344.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, P 2012, 'Liability for Catastrophic Risk in the Oil and Gas Industry' International Energy Law Review , vol 6, pp. 207-219.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, P 2011, The EU and energy security: a critical review of the legal issues. in A Antoniadis, R Schutze & E Spaventa (eds), The European Union and gobal emergencies: a law and policy analysis. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 125-140.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, PD 2011, 'Contracts and constitutions: The Kurdish factor in the development of oil in Iraq' International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 81-99. DOI: 10.1386/ijcis.5.1.81_1

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, PD 2011, The energy charter treaty and east-west transit. in G Coop (ed.), Energy dispute resolution: investment protection, transit and the energy charter treaty. Juris Publishing, New York, pp. 297-313.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, P & Kolo, A 2011, Investment law, energy. in K Bosselmann, DS Fogel & JB Ruhl (eds), The law and politics of sustainability. Berkshire encyclopedia of sustainability, no. 3, Berkshire Publishing Group, Great Barrington, Mass., pp. 341-345.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, PD 2010, International Energy Investment Law: The Pursuit of Stability. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Research output: BookAnthology

Cameron, PD 2009, 'Energy law in Europe' European Law Review, vol 34, no. 3, pp. 507-508.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, P 2009, Energy: efficiency, security and the environment. in M Dougan & S Currie (eds), 50 years of the European treaties: looking back and looking forward. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 255-278.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, PD 2009, The EU single market and multi-level interaction. in B Eberlein & CB Doern (eds), Governing the energy challenge: Canada and Germany in a multi-level regional and global context. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 174-197.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, P & Correa, E 2008, Towards the contractual management of public participation issues: a review of corporate initiatives. in D Zillman, A Lucas & G Pring (eds), Human rights in natural resource development: public participation in the sustainable development of mining and energy resources. Oxford University Press.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, PD 2008, History of climate change law and policy. in PQ Watchman (ed.), Climate change : a guide to carbon law and practice. Globe Law And Business, pp. 23-38.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, PD 2007, 'The revival of nuclear power: an analysis of the legal implications' Journal of Environmental Law, vol 19, no. 1, pp. 71-87. DOI: 10.1093/jel/eql041

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, PD 2007, Competition in energy markets: law and regulation in the European Union. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Research output: BookAnthology

Cameron, P 2007, 'New directions in UK energy policy' International Journal of Energy Sector Management, vol 1, no. 3, pp. 218-220. DOI: 10.1108/17506220710821107

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, PD 2006, 'The rules of engagement: developing cross-border petroleum deposits in the North Sea and the Caribbean' International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol 55, no. 3, pp. 559-585. DOI: 10.1093/iclq/lei105

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, PD 2005, 'The internal market in energy: harnessing the new regulatory regime' European Law Review, vol 30, no. 5, pp. 631-648.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cameron, P (ed.) 2005, Legal aspects of EU energy regulation: implementing the new directives on electricity and gas across Europe. Oxford University Press.

Research output: BookAnthology

Cameron, PD & Zillman, D (eds) 2001, Kyoto : from principles to practice. Kluwer Law International.

Research output: BookAnthology

Cameron, P 1999, International law and radioactive nuclear waste management. in NLJT Horbach (ed.), Contemporary developments in nuclear energy law: harmonising legislation in CEEC/NIS. International energy and resources law and policy series, no. 14, Kluwer Law International, The Hague.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Cameron, P 1995, Gas regulation in Europe: from monopoly to competition. Financial Times Energy Publishing, London.

Research output: BookAnthology

MacDougall, D & Cameron, P 1994, 'Trade in energy and natural resources: trade-related investment measures ; focus on Eastern Europe' Journal of World Trade, vol 28, no. 3, pp. 171-180.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Activities

International Energy Arbitration Centre

Role: Contributor, Activity: Other

The International Energy Arbitration Centre is a joint venture between CEPMLP and the Scottish Arbitration Centre. Established in 2013 it is currently engaged in research leading to the establishment of a distinct set of rules for energy arbitrations. The exercise has already attracted a significant level of international interest. Initial results will be posted on the dedicated and CEPMLP websites in the course of 2014.

Extractive Industries Source Book Project

Role: Advisor, Activity: Consultancy (in kind)

Knowledge of oil, gas and mining for Development. The transformative character of knowledge sharing in this area is often overshadowed by the spectre of the so-called ‘resource curse’. CEPMLP is combating this in two ways. Firstly, it is coordinating the Extractive Industries Source Book project, funded by a grant from the World Bank. This is an online resource (www.eisourcebook.org) and will appear as a book in 2014. It covers knowledge creation and sharing in five key areas: legal and policy frameworks; sector organization; fiscal design; revenue management and sustainable development. In each of these areas the decisive keys for success lie in an optimal design and management of institutions appropriate to the local context. Peter is the lead for this project and the related publication. Secondly, to take this knowledge sharing into the field CEPMLP is carrying out a number of on-site interventions in the form of workshops and seminars in Africa, Central Asia and South America. Peter contributes to these knowledge sharing events.