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.
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.
'Across the universe of shale resources-a comparative assessment of the emerging legal foundations for unconventional energy' Journal of World Energy Law and Business, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 283-321.
'Stabilization and the impact of changing patterns of energy investment' Journal of World Energy Law & Business, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 389-403.
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.
'A review of energy law education in the UK' Journal of World Energy Law & Business, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 346-356.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'Liability for Catastrophic Risk in the Oil and Gas Industry' International Energy Law Review , vol. 6, pp. 207-219.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'Energy law in Europe' European Law Review, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 507-508.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'The revival of nuclear power: an analysis of the legal implications' Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 71-87.
'New directions in UK energy policy' International Journal of Energy Sector Management, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 218-220.
'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.
'The internal market in energy: harnessing the new regulatory regime' European Law Review, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 631-648.
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.
'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.
International Energy Arbitration Centre
Extractive Industries Source Book Project