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COURSE: Effective Negotiation Skills for Oil & Gas Industry

14 - 18 May 2018, London, UK

Independent Legal Consultant and Lawyer 

The instructor of the course has been a partner at the London office of global law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and of-counsel for another global firm, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, focusing on corporate, commercial and natural resources law.  He founded and managed law practices on behalf of a joint venture of law firms Dewey Ballantine and Theodore Goddard, in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

He has also practised law as an in-house counsel (General Counsel of Guinness plc and, subsequently, Diageo plc.) and as a partner with a merchant bank (Babcock & Brown Limited).  At Guinness/Diageo he assumed worldwide functional responsibility for the management of all legal affairs, trademark and other intellectual property administration and protection within the Diageo Group across 202 jurisdictions, coordinating a staff of 119 people spread through 15 offices across the world.

He has advised on exploration, development, production, supply and sales activities in the oil, gas and minerals sectors; gas, coal and alternative source electrical power generation projects; gas pipeline and other natural resources sector related infrastructure projects.  He has also been actively involved in joint ventures, joint operating agreements, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, off-take and lifting agreements, royalty agreements, abandonment agreements, service agreements, transport agreements, the acquisition, disposal and financing of interests in the natural resource sector, and natural resource assets, and in capital raising activities and direct foreign investment in the natural resources sector.

The instructor of the course is a member of the faculty at the Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Law Studies at the University of Dundee.  Globally, he has presented numerous papers and conducted workshops in the fields of natural resources law, joint ventures and joint operating agreement, negotiation skills and managing in-house legal functions.  His academic interests lie in the intersection of law and business, where he has concentrated on joint ventures/joint operating agreements and negotiation.

He is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, Energy Law Association Inc. (New Zealand), International Bar Association Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and United Kingdom Oil Lawyers Group.



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