ICC set to host dispute resolution conference on the oil and gas industry

  • 18 May 2011
ICC Management

Registration has opened for the Dispute Resolution in the International Oil and Gas Business Conference, co-organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

This highly informative event, taking place in Paris from 3-4 October 2011, is aimed at encouraging discussion on a host of topics of particular interest to in-house counsel, law firms, and management and personnel working with oil and gas companies.

Panels at the conference will examine a variety of issues, including sovereign boundary disputes over oil and gas fields, as well as commercial disputes. Conference sessions will also delve into investment treaties, as well as current valuation methods and compensation standards in this domain.

“The conference panels address the most important issues facing the international energy sector and the disputes that arise from them,” said Tim Martin, Principal and CEO of ADR Governance, and past president of AIPN, the professional organization of commercial negotiators and energy lawyers in the international petroleum industry.

“This is the leading conference on international oil and gas arbitration and dispute resolution,” he said.

The two-day conference will feature 10 sessions, drawing on the participation of more than 40 speakers specialized in a variety of fields from service contracts and gas pricing, to human rights.

“The conference faculty is made up of the most experienced and knowledgeable arbitrators, counsel and experts involved with the international oil and gas industry,” Mr Martin said.

This is the second time that ICC and AIPN present this conference. ICC, based in Paris, is home to the International Court of Arbitration, which has a distinguished and long-standing history of international dispute resolution. Approximately 10% of the cases brought to the Court have been related to the energy sector.

Conference participants should register now to secure themselves a place at this year’s event. The previous oil and gas arbitration conference, also held in Paris, was sold out.

“I look forward to welcoming attendees from the international energy sector to this important event,” said Jason Fry, Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration. “It is a terrific opportunity to learn of the latest developments in dispute resolution within the oil and gas business, and to hear more about methods and standards applied in the industry.”

“ICC has always had a long tradition of involvement in the settlement of oil and gas related disputes, administering cases involving the public and private sectors around the globe,” he said.