9 Jul 2020

Professor Heffron publishes first article on Justice & Critical Minerals Development

Professor Heffron has just published an article on Justice in Critical Minerals Development, in a leading interdisciplinary journal on the Extractives industry. Critical Minerals are vital to the energy transition, and the topic has a growing interest over the last few years in the top science and interdisciplinary energy journals. Professor Heffron's paper adds the perspective of justice into the academic debate around their development and utilises the JUST framework (from a heavily cited 2018 paper in a legal geography journal) and follows earlier work he completed on cobalt and taxation in 2018....

Professor Heffron publishes first article on Justice & Critical Minerals Development

30 Jun 2020

Internships for the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

Internships provide a platform in which current students can shine in the workplace. Also, they are hugely beneficial to the companies providing the student placement. At the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, students are invited to participate in approved internships. In fact, an internship can be an approved alternative to writing the dissertation component of their taught degree program at the University of Dundee. CEPMLP Class of 2020 Internships In the class of 2020, a number of students secured fantastic internships. Volker Roeben, Professor of Energy Law, International Law and...

18 Jun 2020

International Mining Transactions and Agreements Module

Over the first two weeks of June, we had the pleasure to welcome Scot Anderson, partner, Hogan Lovells, and Adriano Trindade, partner with Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brasilia, and professor at the University of Brasilia, as a new edition of the module Structuring International Mining Transactions. This provided intensive and highly qualified exposure to our students to the complex nature of legal transactions and agreements commonly used in the mining industry. Apart from the main presentations, there was opportunity to hear the perspectives from highly experienced practitioners...

International Mining Transactions and Agreements Module

18 Jun 2020

Professor Heffron named a most cited Energy Law scholar

Professor Heffron breaks the 1,000 citation mark on Scopus Citations for his research. Citations are where other researchers refer to another researcher’s work in the leading international journals in a research area. This is testament to Professor Heffron’s work and its impact on the discipline of energy law. Professor Heffron stated that 'it is an honour to achieve this and it had been great to have so many good research collaborations on this journey'.  ...

Professor Heffron named a most cited Energy Law scholar

29 May 2020

CEPMLP launches new Global Energy Law and Sustainability Journal

The University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of their international journal, Global Energy Law & Sustainability. Professor Raphael Heffron, Editor-in-Chief of the journal stated, “It is an honour to say that we are making history by being the only energy law and policy centre globally to have our own international journal with an internationally esteemed university press as a publisher.” The journal, which is published in conjunction with Edinburgh University Press, covers a broad range of ...

CEPMLP launches new Global Energy Law and Sustainability Journal

28 May 2020

Ariel Bergmann obituary

CEPMLP, at the University of Dundee, are sad to share the news about the death of Ariel Bergmann. Peter Cameron, Director of the Centre has written this tribute. Ariel Bergmann joined CEPMLP in 2009 to boost our energy economics group. His specialism was in the lower carbon forms of energy, which we wanted to learn more about at that time, and so we relied on Ariel to help us enrich our MSc programmes with new thinking. He joined Xiaoyi Mu and, once Rafael ‘Manny’ Macatangay arrived, we had an entirely new energy economics team. Ariel came to us with a background in small to medium size busines...

18 May 2020

Professor Bekker pens paper on COVID-19 and Energy Investment Protection

Professor Pieter Bekker, CEPMLP Chair in International Law, has authored a special paper entitled “International Law Protection of Energy Investments Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Economic Fallout” for release by the Centre.  The paper discusses how the COVID-19 crisis and its economic fallout affect the relationship between foreign investors and countries hosting long-term investments in the energy sector, especially their rights and duties under public international law.   The high-level paper addresses both the international law remedies that may be available ...

7 May 2020

CEPMLP holds online research training event for PhD students.

On 5th of May, the CEPMLP has conducted a 3.5 hours research training event via TEAMS, for our entire cohort of the PhD students. Three presentations were delivered by the CEPMLP staff members, Mr Stephen Dow, Dr Xiaoyi Mu and Dr Xuanli Liao, on a few key issues relating to the PhD research. The session was well attended by our PhD students and a lot of interesting questions were raised for discussion. The students were very happy to have such an event organized by the Centre despite the unusual climate under the COVID-19 lockdown!...

6 May 2020

Dr Mu’s Latest Publication on Commodity Price Volatility

Dr Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu’s paper “Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets” has recently published at Journal of Commodity Markets, a leading journal in the field. In this paper, Dr Mu and his co-author Dr Yu-Fu Chen from Business School, University of Dundee, developed a commodity pricing model and show that commodity price volatility can be positively or negatively related to demand shocks depending on the demand and supply elasticities. Empirically, Dr Mu studies the return-volatility relationship in 19 commodities including agriculture, energy, industrial metals and precious metals. The...

5 May 2020

DOLFIN – Dundee Ocean and Lake Frontiers Institute and Neutrals

DOLFIN founders Professor Pieter Bekker (CEPMLP Chair in International Law) and Mr. Robert van de Poll (CEPMLP Honorary Lecturer) have published a Leading Article entitled "Unlocking the Arctic's Resources Equitably: Using a Law-and-Science Approach to Fix the Beaufort Sea Boundary" in The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (([2019] Vol. 34, pp. 1-38).  They presented the findings from their article to their peers at the biennial conference of the International Hydrographic Organization's Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea (ABLOS) in Monaco on 9 October 2019.  They have also presen...

DOLFIN – Dundee Ocean and Lake Frontiers Institute and Neutrals