29 Nov 2017

CEPMLP appoints Professor of Energy Law, International Law and Global Regulation

We are pleased to welcome Professor Volker Roeben to the CEPMLP team.  On his appointment, Professor Roeben, who will join in January 2018 said, "I am honoured to be joining the University of Dundee, the School of Social Sciences and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy that has been at the forefront of research and teaching in energy law and policy for forty years. I look forward to working with colleagues on solidifying pre-eminence in a field marked by rapid change and emerging global governance and global regulation"....

CEPMLP appoints Professor of Energy Law, International Law and Global Regulation

22 Nov 2017

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 22nd November

The CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series entered in to the penultimate week for this semester. The Centre was glad to welcome Bernhard Maier, pictured in the centre, an associate in Squire Patton Boggs’ International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Bernhard Maier is qualified in both England and New York and has extensive experience working on investment treaty disputes, commercial arbitrations and a wide range of contentious and non-contentious public international law matters. In his presentation titled ‘International Energy Law and the Role of an Energy Disputes Lawyer in the Sector’ Mr ...

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 22nd November

16 Nov 2017

Winter Graduation 2017

55 students from CEPMLP had their degrees conferred today, 16th November 2017, at the University of Dundee's graduation ceremony at the Caird Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduands, wish them all the very best in their future careers and also remind them to keep in touch!    ...

Winter Graduation 2017

16 Nov 2017

CEPMLP co-sponsorship of the 5th Annual Conference on International Energy Arbitration

  Presented by The Institute for Transnational Arbitration and The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law and The ICC International Court of Arbitration. Co-Sponsored by the Houston International Arbitration Club, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy. Now the definitive annual program on international arbitration in the energy sector, the ITA, IEL and ICC join again th...

8 Nov 2017

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 8th November

Obo Idornigie, Principal Analyst – Corporate Research at Wood Mackenzie and an alumnus of CEPMLP was the sixth Guest Speaker for the CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series. He delivered a profound presentation on the topic: Global Upstream Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and the Corporate Outlook. During his presentation, Obo touched on the strategic drivers behind M&A, and enlightened his audience on the reasons why International Oil Companies do M&A and why they sell or buy assets. He also spoke on corporate drivers that will influence deal flows going forward. According to Obo, from a buyer&rsq...

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 8th November

1 Nov 2017

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 1st November

On 1st November, the fifth talk in the CEPMLP’s Visiting Speaker Series, Graham Coop, Partner of Volterra Fietta spoke on the topic of “Dispute Resolution Mechanisms under the Energy Charter Treaty” Graham is a qualified barrister and solicitor in New Zealand; and a solicitor, with higher rights of audience (Civil), in England and Wales. He advises and represents companies, governments and international organisations on international dispute resolution and public international law, with a particular focus on the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, together with envi...

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 1st November

25 Oct 2017

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 25th October

The fourth visiting speaker at CEPMLP Vising Speaker Series for Academic Year 2017-18 was Dr. Tue Anh Nguyen (Jenny), Centre for International Development, Harvard University. She delivered a presentation titled “Electricity Liberalization in Largest Developing Countries” Dr. Jenny, on the left, has completed her PhD on the impacts of market liberalization policies on electricity sector of Vietnam. Her research awards include Best Group Work in Complexity from Oxford Mathematical Institute, Best Paper by European Union’s Jean Monnet Network, three consecutive best research poster awards a...

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 25th October

18 Oct 2017

Stabilization and the impact of changing patterns of energy investment

Recently published in the Journal of World Energy Law & Business, the abstract for this article, written by Professor Peter Cameron, reads, "More than a decade of investor–state tension in which states sought to rebalance arrangements with international investors in the light of rising commodity prices is now a matter of history in the energy industry. Some of the disputes that resulted from that fractious period continue in arbitration or litigation proceedings, and plenty of new disputes have emerged since, but those that had their roots in actions by states seeking what they saw as a fairer de...

18 Oct 2017

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 18th October

Our third speaker in the CEPMLP Vising Speaker Series for Academic Year 2017-18 was Dr Duncan Freeman, EU-China Research Centre, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. He delivered an interesting presentation titled “Climate and Energy Policy after the Paris Agreement:  Does Politics Trump Economics?” Dr Freeman, on the left, has researched extensively on China’s economy & politics and has spent a total of 17 years in Beijing and Hong Kong. He is fluent in Chinese. He has contributed to the field of research relating to EU-China relations, among others. The theme of the presentation...

CEPMLP Visiting Speaker Series, 18th October

12 Oct 2017

Steve Weston Essay Competition 2017

CEPMLP is calling for entries to the Steve Weston Prize, an annual essay competition on oil and gas law administered by The Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust. The competition honours the memory of Steve Weston, a leading practitioner of oil and gas law, particularly in the developing regions. Open to all, the Steve Weston Prize is awarded to the author or authors of an outstanding essay on a preselected topic. Worth up to £1000, the Prize is funded by BP, Shell, Herbert Smith, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Linklaters and Wragges. The topic for 2017...