Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Legal Issues in Oil and Gas

This conference sponsored by SMi Group Ltd, and titles "Legal Issues in Oil and Gas: Managing, understanding and identifying opportunities in international oil and gas investment in 2009" will take place on the 20th to 21st April 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - London St James, London, UK.

This event is aimed at In-house counsel, private practice lawyers and contract managers in the sector and will look at the legal binds that affect international investment contracts this event brings together a collection of the leading legal experts in the industry to examine and debate the challenges.

The Energy Charter Treaty is a key tool in promoting and implementing international investment and will be considered in detail by the primary experts involved in its execution.

Chief General Counsel from the leading oil and gas companies will discuss contract management and the emerging confrontations facing them in their role.

Expert private practice lawyers will examine their work in supporting the industry including looking at dispute resolution, resolving tensions between IOCs and NOCs and the impact of resource nationalism.

Key themes include: The Energy Charter Treaty- its relevance 10 years on; The debate about security of supply; Applying World Trade Organisation rules; Legal challenges of investing in Africa and the Caspian Region; Preventing, managing and resolving disputes; and Recent trends impacting International E&P companies.

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