Peter Cameron

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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

Across the universe of shale resources-a comparative assessment of the emerging legal foundations for unconventional energy
8/2018, Journal of World Energy Law and Business
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Stabilization and the impact of changing patterns of energy investment
10/2017, Journal of World Energy Law & Business
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Oil, Gas and Mining : A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries
6/2017
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

Introduction: The Internal Energy Market : Redefining Objectives
10/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation
10/2016
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

A review of energy law education in the UK
8/2016, Journal of World Energy Law & Business
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The Design of Joint Development Zone Treaties and International Unitization Agreements
5/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Investment Cycles and the Rule of Law in the International Oil and Gas Industry : Some Reflections on Changing Investor-State Relationships
8/2016, Houston Journal of International Law
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Renewable Energy Disputes
6/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector : Initial Report
4/2015
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

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Activities

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Peter Cameron (Member)
7 Jan 201630 Apr 2019

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Activity Type: Consultancy

International Energy Arbitration Centre

Peter Cameron (Contributor)
2013

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Activity Type: Other Activity

Extractive Industries Source Book Project

Peter Cameron (Advisor)
20122014

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Activity Type: Consultancy

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