HOUSTON, May 17, 2012 – With Argentine President Cristina Kirchner’s April seizure of oil firm YPF still reverberating throughout the global energy industry, King & Spalding will host a forum and webinar for clients and friends of the firm on political risks in the energy industry. The event will take place at The Houstonian Hotel, in Houston, on June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
Partners and foreign legal consultants from King& Spalding’s Houston office will provide updates on the latest developments in resource nationalism around the world and discuss key issues in planning for expropriation, forced contract renegotiation and unilateral changes in a fiscal regime. Specific topics the panel of experts will address are
- How energy companies assess political risk in frontier areas
- Proactive, practical steps to mitigate political risk now
- Recent arbitrations concerning expropriation in general and political risk insurance in particular
- Structuring ownership to protect long-term foreign investments
- Stabilization provisions in host-government contracts: what works, what doesn't
- What’s next for Argentina: our optimists and pessimists clash over future prospects
- Roberto Aguirre Luzi, partner, international arbitration practice
- Doak Bishop, partner, co-chair, international arbitration practice
- John Bowman, partner, international arbitration practice
- Vera De Brito de Gyarfas, global energy practice
- Silvia Marchili, foreign legal consultant, international arbitration practice
- Philip Weems, partner, co-chair, global energy practice
The program is part of the quarterly King & Spalding Energy Forum series that addresses issues facing the energy industry. For more information about the June 19 forum and webinar, click here.
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