17 November – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The International Bar…

17 November – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The International Bar Association’s Energy Law Conference will be held at the Arabian Courtyard Bur Dubai Hotel on 6-7 December 2005. The Conference focuses on a discussion of energy investment in the Middle East.

Speakers and experts in their field have been invited from all over the world and they will deal with topics such as: privatisation-models and evolution; developments in upstream / downstream investment in the region; and construction and operations contracts issues.

Over two days speakers from firms such as Al Tamimi & Co; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Said Al Shahry Law Office; Morrison & Foerster LLP and Hergüner Bilgen Özeke will focus on areas such as the perspective of lenders’ and borrowers’ on finance energy projects; the idea of industry restructuring and privatisation; and the issues surrounding economic regulation. The Conference will cover all aspects of energy, energy construction and energy related environmental considerations.

Through the speakers, leading experts in the field and discussion amongst the delegates, this two-day conference will not only probe these issues in depth, but will also propose creative and effective solutions to thorny energy law problems.


For further information on this Conference please contact:
Emma-Jane Magee
Senior Marketing Executive

International Bar Association
10th Floor
1 Stephen Street

Tel: 020 7691 6868
Fax: 020 7691 6544

International Bar Association
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In its role as a dual membership organisation, comprising 20,000 individual lawyers and over 195 Bar Associations and Law Societies, the International Bar Association (IBA) influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession. Its Member Organisations cover all continents and include the American Bar Association, the German Federal Bar, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the Law Society of Zimbabwe and the Mexican Bar Association.

Grouped into two Divisions – the Legal Practice Division and the Public and Professional Interest Division – the Association covers all practice areas and professional interests. It provides members with access to leading experts and up-to-date information as well as
top-level professional development and network-building opportunities through high quality publications and world-class Conferences. The IBA’s Bar Issues Commission provides its Member Organisations with substantive and social programmes in and between meetings and the IBA’s Human Rights Institute works across the Association, helping to promote, protect and enforce human rights under a just rule of law, and to preserve the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession worldwide.

Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law

The Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) has membership of 1,800 lawyers in private practice, oil and mining companies, international organisations, government and academia. The Section coordinates the activities of six Committees, which aim to advance the development and understanding of the law affecting oil and gas, mining, power, water, international construction projects and environment, health and safety law. The United Kingdom Energy Lawyers Group is also part of the Section.

Arab Regional Forum
In addition to providing a means for lawyers to exchange information, the Forum gives a focus to the Section on Business Law’s activity in the Arab region. Of particular interest is the continuing economic importance of the region, including reconstruction and investment projects following peace initiatives. The Forum publishes a biannual Newsletter with articles on case law and new legal developments in the region.

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