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Following the success of the 1st Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration in the Middle East and Africa, we are pleased to confirm that the 2nd Annual Conference will take place on 8th to 10th March 2017.

The event is 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. The event is directed by Brandon Malone, one of LCILP’s highly regarded experts and supported by major institutions and organisations in the sector.

We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speaker for the 2017 Conference is Gary Born, of WilmerHale.  Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked for the past 20 years as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London.

The conference addresses 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.

Confirmed speakers and session chairs for the 2017 conference include Funke Adekoya, of Aelex, Nigeria, Professor Peter Cameron, Director of the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Professor Gabrielle Kaufman-Kohler of Levy Kaufman-Kohler, Professor Loukas Mistelis of Queen Mary University, Salim Moollan QC of Essex Court Chambers, London and the Chambers of Sir Hamid Moollan QC, Mauritius, Asma Muttawa of OPEC, and Ana Stanic of E&A Law, London.

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The main themes covered by the 2016 conference 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

The conference schedule for the 2016 Conference is available here or click here for the post conference newsletter.

This high-level conference aims to bring together policy makers and governmental representatives, national and international oil companies, major stakeholders, arbitration institutions and energy organisations, and practitioners and academics.

For more information, and to note your interest in attending or sponsoring the event, please contact the LCILP office at +44 (0) 207 404 5029 or at

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