Peter Cameron

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

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 August 2015 Peter became Director of CEPMLP within the new School of Social Sciences at the University. 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 early 2017 (see Activities).

Peter was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013.  He is co-Director of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration and has been an honorary Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University's Europa Institute for several years. 

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.

Publications

Cameron, PD 2017,

'Stabilization and the impact of changing patterns of energy investment' Journal of World Energy Law & Business, vol 10, no. 5, pp. 389-403. DOI:
10.1093/jwelb/jwx028

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, P 2016,

Introduction: The Internal Energy Market: Redefining Objectives. in PD Cameron & RJ Heffron (eds), Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation: The Consolidation of Energy Law Across Europe. 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 3-31.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Heffron, RJ, Roberts, P, Cameron, P & Johnston, A 2016,

'A review of energy law education in the UK' Journal of World Energy Law & Business, vol 9, no. 5, pp. 346-356. DOI:
10.1093/jwelb/jww025

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, P 2016,

The Design of Joint Development Zone Treaties and International Unitization Agreements. in P Daniel, M Keen, A Swistak & V Thuronyi (eds), International Taxation and the Extractive Industries. Routledge Studies in Development Economics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 242-262. DOI:
10.4324/9781315658131

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, PD 2016,

'Investment Cycles and the Rule of Law in the International Oil and Gas Industry: Some Reflections on Changing Investor-State Relationships' Houston Journal of International Law, vol 38, no. 3, pp. 755-795.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, P 2016,

Renewable Energy Disputes. in GFM Little & RJ Heffron (eds), Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader. 1 edn, Chapter 5, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 23-28.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Malone, B & Cameron, P 2015,

Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector: Initial Report. Scottish Arbitration Centre, Edinburgh.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, P 2014,

In Search of Investment Stability. in K Talus (ed.), Research Handbook in International Energy Law. Research Handbooks in International Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 124-148. DOI:
10.4337/9781781002209.00014

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, P 2012,

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

Research output: Contribution To Journal



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: Contribution To Journal



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, PD 2010,

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

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, PD 2009,

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

Research output: Contribution To Journal



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, PD 2007,

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

Research output: Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Journal



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: Contribution To Journal



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: Contribution To Journal



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: Book Anthology



Cameron, PD & Zillman, D (eds) 2001,

Kyoto : from principles to practice. Kluwer Law International.

Research output: Book Anthology



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: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, P 1995,

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

Research output: Book Anthology



Mac Dougall, 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: Contribution To Journal



Activities

International Energy Arbitration Centre

Role: Contributor
Activity: Types of Business and Community - Other

  2013

Extractives Hub

Role: Member
Activity: Types of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

7 1 2016

Extractive Industries Source Book Project

Role: Advisor
Activity: Types of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

  2012