The 1st Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa took place in Central London, at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, on 7th – 8th March, followed by a day of executive workshops on 9th March 2016. The event was organised by the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) through its Centre for International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law and Security.
This high-level event brought together policy makers and governmental representatives, national and international oil companies, major stakeholders, arbitration institutions and energy organisations, and practitioners and academics. The conference is directed by Brandon Malone, one of LCILP’s highly regarded experts and supported by major institutions and organisations in the sector.
This international conference addressed the challenges in the current context marked by political instability and a drop in oil prices that is now affecting the energy market in the Middle East and Africa.
The main themes included:
- An overview of the energy arbitration system
- The Middle East and Africa context: economic factors, market and security issues;
- Practical considerations when arbitrating
- Specific issues arising at the stages of exploration, extraction, refinement and distribution process
- Impact of renewable energy development
- Impact of investment by state actors
For more information please contact the LCILP office at +44 (0) 207 404 5029 or at [email protected].