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UCL lecture: Arbitrating Complex Energy Disputes:Gas/LNG Production&Export

UCL Australia

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ACST)

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Arbitrating Complex Energy Disputes: A Case Study In Gas / LNG Production and Export 


 Alejandro Escobar 



Presentation by Dr Alejandro Escobar, Partner, BakerBotts.

The pursuit of business across borders has always inspired novel methods for settling disputes.  Foremost among those methods have been various types of arbitration, that is, the consensual appointment of a neutral to decide disputes outside the realm of institutional formalities.  Today arbitration has evolved into a framework of rules and principles subscribed to by almost all countries. International business, including investment in high value energy ventures, can involve multiple, complex relationships. Businesses actors accordingly must decide when and how to use arbitration procedures provided for in their project contracts or in other instruments.  This lecture will illustrate those questions in the hypothetical scenario of a major gas production and export project.


Dr Alejandro Escobar practices in public international law and international arbitration. Dr. Escobar has extensive experience in advising on investment treaty disputes and the law of state responsibility, on the international legal protection available for investment structuring, and on other areas of public international law, including boundary disputes, the Law of the Sea, and international trade agreements. He typically handles complex investment matters involving multiple jurisdictions and overlapping contract, local law and treaty obligations. Dr. Escobar also acts for clients in international commercial arbitrations and before dispute resolution boards. He regularly serves as an arbitrator.
Dr. Escobar was for many years a visiting professor on the LL.M. program at University College London, where he taught the International Law of Foreign Investment.

    When: Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 4 to 5pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before start
    Where: UCL Australia, 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
    Wine and cheese will be served after the lecture.

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UCL Australia, School of Energy and Resources
220 Victoria Square
Adelaide, SA 5000

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ACST)

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UCL Australia is an integral part of University College London, one of the foremost academic institutions in the world.  

The Australian campus was established in 2010 and is home to the School of Energy and Resources, the International Energy Policy Institute and the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Australia.

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