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 is Professor of International Energy Law and Policy and Director of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Peter joined the Department of Public International Law at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, and subsequently was Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. At that time, he contributed to the establishment and early development of the Florence School of Regulation. In 2015 Peter was appointed Director of CEPMLP within the 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 played a leading role in establishing the International Energy Arbitration Centre in Edinburgh and also the UK Association of Energy Law and Policy. He is a long-time member of the International Bar Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He qualified as a barrister (England and Wales, Middle Temple), and has regularly been asked by governments and investors to testify in litigation and arbitral proceedings as an expert. Peter is currently finalising the second edition of his book, 'International Energy Investment Law: The Pursuit of Stability' (Oxford University Press, 2010), which tackles the implications of the energy transition in this area. In 2017 he co-authored a study of good governance, 'Oil, Gas and Mining: A Source Book', published by The World Bank downloaded more than 26,000 times as an e-book from the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (see Activities).

Peter was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013 and was made a Fellow of the Energy Institute in 2018. He is an honorary Professorial Fellow at his alma mater, Edinburgh University. He is Vice-President of the European Federation of Energy Law Associations and chair of its Scientific Committee.

Teaching

International Oil and Gas Law and Policy is a core module in the CEPMLP curriculum, taught by Professor Cameron. It examines key contractual mechanisms that governments and international investors typically use to encourage and sustain investment in petroleum activities, as well as the environmental and social aspects of these contractual forms. 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

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Activity Type: Consultancy

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