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John Bowman is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office.  Mr. Bowman is engaged in an arbitration and litigation practice representing primarily international oil companies and service companies in a wide range of commercial and investment disputes.

Energy Experience

For 33 years, Mr. Bowman has represented energy companies in arbitration and litigation, including in disputes concerning expropriation of facilities and contract rights, production sharing contract disputes (renegotiation demands, windfall profits taxes, cost recovery, failure of state oil company to pay costs, gas marketing rights), AMI and confidentiality agreement disputes, joint operating agreement disputes (removal of operator, joint interest billings, preferential purchase rights, voting rights, disputes between investors and promoters), seismic licensing disputes, drilling contract disputes (existence of contract, mob delay, indemnification for pollution), gas contract disputes (price reopeners, destination clauses, take or pay, ratable takes, minimum takes, gas quality and measurement), gas marketing disputes (failure to deliver, imbalances), royalty owner disputes (drainage, failure to market, affiliate sales, calculation and payment of royalties, lease termination), and property valuation disputes (including look-backs), as well as in contested proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission, Oil & Gas Division.

As an important part of his energy practice, he works closely with experts in the energy industry, including petro-fiscal system consultants, geophysicists, geologists, petroleum engineers, well completion and production engineers, gas measurement specialists, gas contract administrators and gas marketers, joint interest auditors, experts in utility regulation, and experts in the history and development of U.S. and foreign energy sectors.

Today, almost all of his cases involve international oil and gas disputes, including disputes for and against Host Governments and state oil companies, JOA and other JV disputes, disputes concerning LNG facilities and sales, disputes involving oil field service companies, and disputes with promoters and local representatives.  He frequently advises IOCs on how to maximize protection of their investments.

Mr. Bowman has presented papers on a variety of energy topics, including stabilization and political risks, gas contract litigation, royalty owner marketing claims, ratable take and take or pay litigation, private actions against petroleum engineers and geologists, transfer pricing issues, decommissioning of offshore facilities, and Host Government Contracts.  His article on “Dispute Resolution Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry” appears in 16 ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal 332-407 (2001), and his article on “Dispute Resolution Planning and Pitfalls for Energy and Natural Resources Disputes” appears in 50 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Fdn. 8-1 to 8-46 (2004).  He was a member of  the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2008-2011).  He is currently Vice President-Elect and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Arbitration Experience

For the past 26 years, Mr. Bowman has been continuously involved in the arbitration of energy and petrochemical disputes, domestic and international, in which he has been called upon to enforce arbitration agreements under state and federal arbitration acts and international conventions, to advise clients concerning the selection of arbitrators and arbitration procedures, to represent clients in arbitration proceedings, and to defend arbitration awards against attempts to challenge them in the courts.  With the increasing use of arbitration and other forum selection clauses, Mr. Bowman regularly advises energy and petrochemical companies regarding dispute resolution options.  He drafts and negotiates dispute resolution agreements, including agreements to cover future disputes arising out of major crossborder energy transactions.  Recently, he represented international oil companies in two conciliation proceedings with a state oil company as part of a multi-step dispute resolution process.

He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and was selected by the American Arbitration Association as a member of its National Energy and Commercial Panels, as well as its Houston Oil and Gas Panel.  He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  He is Houston correspondent of the International Arbitration Institute, Paris, and a member of the International Arbitration Club, London.  Mr. Bowman has served as an arbitrator in several domestic and international proceedings dealing with energy and other matters.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, President-Elect and member of Board of Directors (2013-2014)

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Vice President for Education and member of Board of Directors (2010-2013)

  • Texas State Bar Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, member of governing Council (2013-2016) (three-year term)

  • UT/AIPN 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 International Upstream Energy Transactions Annual Conferences, Co-Chair

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration/Institute for Energy Law, 2014 Mid-Winter Forum, Co-Chair

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Board of Trustees, Trustee-at-Large (2008-2011)

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow (2003-2013) and Board of Directors (2004-2009)

  • World Affairs Council of Houston, Board of Directors (2004-2010)

  • University of Texas Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law, Advisory Board (2009-2013)

  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow (1999-2013)

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Co-Chair, Spring Conference 2008

  • Institute for Energy Law Annual Conference, International Module Co-Chair 2008

  • Program Director, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Houston Chapter (2004-2005)

  • ICC Latin American Arbitration Group - Founding Member

  • Houston International Arbitration Club (2002-2013) Co-Founder

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators - Model Form Dispute Resolution Agreement Committee, Co-Chair (2002-2004) (project authorized by AIPN Board of Directors, Paris, October 2002)

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration 2003 Arbitration Workshop, Co-Chair, Dallas (June 2003)

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators:   Vice President of Education 2002-2003; Board of Directors 1999-2002

  • Special Institute on International Energy & Minerals Arbitration, presented by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Chair, Houston (February 2002)

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Annual Spring Conference, Co-Chair, San Antonio (April 2002)

  • Houston International Arbitration Club, Co-Chair (2002)

  • Energy Working Group, International Arbitration Institute, Co-Chair, Paris

  • New Era for Oil, Gas and Power Value Creation, Energy Institute, Planning Committee Member and Speaker, University of Houston, Houston, Texas (May 2001)

  • Ad Hoc Energy Industry Committee - International Model Form Service Contracts (responsible for dispute resolution provisions), participant (January 2000 to 2004)

  • CPR Institute Energy Initiative, Co-Chair, Houston, Texas (November 2000)

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s 11th Annual Workshop, Mock Arbitration Proceedings, The Making and Enforcement of the Arbitral Award, Participant, Dallas, Texas (June 2000)

  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Entry Level Course, Instructor, Houston, Texas (March 2000), New Orleans, Louisiana, (November 2001) and San Antonio, Texas (March 2003)

  • Symposium on Arbitration of International Energy Disputes, sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Chair, Houston, Texas (January 1998)

  • International Energy & Resources Committee - ABA Section of Environment, Energy, Resources, Past Chair

Current Memberships

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Executive Committee and Board of Directors

  • Texas State Bar Section of Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow 

  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow, London

  • University of Texas, Center for Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law, Advisory Board

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration - Advisory Board

  • Institute for Energy Law - Advisory Board

  • International Arbitration Club, London

  • International Arbitration Institute, Paris

  • Houston International Arbitration Club (co-founder)

  • AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Panel

  • AAA Commercial and Energy Panels

  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

  • ICC Latin American Arbitration Group

  • International Bar Association, Section of Energy & Natural Resources Law

  • Houston Bar Association

Recent Publications, Presentations, Articles and Papers

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, International Arbitration course, Norman, Spring Semester, 2014

  • Co-Chair, ITA-IEL Joint Mid-Winter Forum on International Energy Arbitration, Houston, February 2014

  • Co-Chair, University of Texas International Upstream Energy Transactions Conference, Houston, January 2014

  • University of Houston Law Center International Law Society, Panel Discussions on International Arbitration, Houston, January 2014

  • University of Houston Law Center, Guest Lecture on “Arbitration and the Perfect Arbitration Clause,” Houston, December 2013
  • AIPN/BCDR/AAA International Oil and Gas Dispute Resolution Conference, “Lex Petrolea:  Important Recent Developments Affecting Contract Stabilization,” Bahrain, November 2013

  • Rutgers University School of Law, “International Dispute Resolution,” Camden, November 2013

  • North Africa Oil & Gas Summit, “Non-Technical Risk in the Region,” Tunis, October 2013

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, International Energy and Minerals Arbitration, “Enforcement of International Awards in the U.S.,” Toronto, September 2013

  • Chair, AIPN/BIICL Seminar on “Human Rights Responsibilities in the Oil & Gas Sector,” London, May 2013

  • Statoil International Legal Summit, presentation on “Contract Stabilization,” Oslo, May 2013

  • The World Bank, Panel Presentation on Host Government Contract Transparency, Houston, April 2013

  • The Eighth Annual Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, “Choice of Law in Petroleum Contracts:  Creation of a Lex Specialis,” New York City, April 2013

  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, High Table Luncheon Series presentation on “Contract Stabilization and Creation of a Sustainable IOC and NOC Relationship,” Boston, April 2013

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, International Arbitration course, Norman, Spring Semester, 2013

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Guest Lecture on “Stabilization in International Petroleum Contracts,” Norman, February, 2013

  • University of Texas/AIPN International Upstream Energy Transactions Conference, Co-Chair and Panelist on “Management of Political Risk,” Houston, January 2013

  • AIPN Host Government-NOC Conference, “Role of Contract Stabilization in Creating a Sustainable IOC/NOC Relationship,” London, December 2012

  • Presentations on “Contract Stabilization” at:  Total S.A., Paris, November 2012; Hess Corporation, London, December 2012; and Shell, The Hague, December 2012

  • University of Houston Law Center, Guest Lecture on “International Oil & Gas Disputes,” Houston, November 2012

  • Shell Annual Litigation Learning Event, International Arbitration Panel, New York City, October 2012

  • LCIA India/AIPN, Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business Annual Conference, “Lex Petrolea, The Legacy of Aminoil v. Kuwait,” New Delhi, October 2012

  • AIPN/RMMLF/IEL, International Oil and Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations - Upstream Issues and Agreements, “International Oil & Gas Disputes,” Houston, September 2012

  • State Bar of Texas, 4th Annual Business Torts, “Ten Questions to Ask Concerning Arbitration of Business Torts,” Dallas, September 2012

  • King & Spalding Energy Forum, “Stabilization in International Petroleum Contracts,” Houston, June 2012

  • Corporate Counsel Institute, “Role of In-House Counsel in Arbitration,” Dallas and Houston, April and May 2012

  • AIPN Spring Conference, “Stabilization in International Petroleum Contracts,” Washington D.C., April 2012

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, International Arbitration course, Norman, Spring Semester, 2012

  • University of Houston Law Center, Guest Lecture on “International Oil & Gas Disputes,” Houston, December 2011

  • University of Texas Law School, Guest Lecture on “Legal Writing for Advocates in International Arbitration” and on “The Art of Anticipation in International Arbitration,” Austin, October 2011

  • Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Jamboree, “Trends in International Arbitration,” Atlanta, October 2011

  • Institute for Energy Law Oilfield Services Conference, “Recent Trends in Litigation Impacting Oilfield Service Companies,” Houston, October 2011

  • AIPN/RMMLF/IEL, International Energy Law, Contracts and Negotiations - Upstream Issues and Agreements, “International Oil & Gas Disputes,” Houston, September 2011

  • University of Texas/AIPN 2011 International Energy Transactions, Conference Co-Chair, Houston, January 2011

  • University of Houston, International Energy Transactions Guest Lecture on “International Oil and Gas Disputes,” Houston, November 2010

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators 10th Annual Meeting, “Trends and New Developments in Arbitration Law and Practice,” Dana Point, California, October 2010

  • The American Review of International Arbitration, Vol. 20, No. 3, “In-House Lawyer’s Role, in International Arbitration,” published October 2010

  • AIPN/RMMLF/IEL, International Oil and Gas Law - Upstream Issues and Agreements, “International Dispute Resolution,” Houston, September 2010

  • University of Texas/Permanent Court of Arbitration 4th Annual Conference on Arbitration and National Courts, “Arbitrators and the Role of Law,” Houston, May 2010

  • AIPN/ICDR Conference on Dispute Resolution in the International Oil and Gas Business, “Stabilization Through Allocation of Fiscal Risk,” Houston, April 2010

  • King & Spalding Energy Forum, “Recent Host Government Actions and IOC Strategies and Options,” Houston, March 2010

  • American University Washington College of Law & Inter-American Bar Association, “International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas,” Washington, D.C., March 2010

  • UT Austin International Energy Transactions Conference, “Political Risk in the Host Government Relationship: Historical Lessons, Current Strategies, and the Way Forward,” Houston, January 2010

  • AIPN U.S. Chapter luncheon speaker, “Stabilization Clauses:  Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask,” Houston, January 2010

  • University of Houston, International Energy Transactions Guest Lecture on “Drafting and Negotiating Dispute Resolution Provisions,” Houston, November 2009

  • Ecopetrol, “In-House Counsel’s Role in International Oil & Gas Disputes,” Bogota, November 2009

  • ICDR North America, Latin America and Colombia Conference, “ICDR International Arbitration Practitioners’ Roundtable,” Bogota, November 2009

  • SIAC, ICDR, AIPN Dispute Resolution in the Oil & Gas Sector, “Lex Petrolea and Choice of Law” and “Environmental & Decommissioning Disputes in the Oil & Gas Industry,” Singapore, October 2009

  • AIPN International Conference, “The State and Investor’s Shared Interests in the New Energy World Order” and “State Investment Disputes:  Issues and Strategies,” Bangkok, October 2009

  • RMMLF, Cailaw, AIPN Short Course on International Energy Law, Contracts, and Negotiations, “International Dispute Resolution Issues,” Houston, September 2009

  • RMMLF International Mining Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment, “Nationalization of Oil and Gas Enterprises:  New Trends and Strategies,” Buenos Aires, April 2009

  • University of Houston, International Energy Transactions Guest Lecture on “International Oil & Gas Arbitration,” Houston, March 2009

  • Institute for Energy Law 60th Annual Conference, “Forced Contract Renegotiation,” Houston, February 2009

  • Two-day presentation on “Role of In-house Lawyer in International Arbitration” for major oil company, Bogota, November 2008

  • ICDR/AIPN Conference on Dispute Resolution in the Oil and Gas Business, “History of International Oil and Gas Disputes,” Rio de Janeiro, October 2008

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators 8th Annual Meeting, “Emerging Ethics Issues in International Commercial Arbitration,” San Francisco, October 2008

  • CEPMLP Specialized Arbitration and Advocacy Skills in International Oil & Gas Arbitration, “Practice and Procedure in International Arbitration” and “Stabilization, Hardship, and Force Majeure,” Dundee, September 2008

  • AIPN, RMMLF, CAILAW Short Course on International Petroleum Contracts, “Drafting and Negotiation of Dispute Resolution Provisions,” Houston, September 2008

  • AIPN Spring Conference, Co-Chair, “Big Projects, Big Rewards, Big Risks - Addressing the New Realities for Major Projects,” Austin, April 2008

  • PLI International Arbitration 2008, Industry Focus on Energy Arbitration:  “Forced Contract Renegotiation and International Arbitration,” New York, March 2008

  • Institute for Energy Law, 59th Annual Conference, “National Oil Companies as Foreign Investors,” Houston, February 2008

  • Quito Conference on Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Latin America:  New Challenges for Governments, Corporations and Practitioners, Opening and Closing Comments, Quito, November 2007

  • AIPN/ICC Conference on International Arbitration in the Oil and Gas Business, “Stabilization Clauses in International Petroleum Contracts,” Paris, October 2007

  • AIPN International Conference on Africa: “Oil and Gas Changes and Opportunities, Lies and Lessons: Arbitration of African Upstream Projects,” Marrakech, October 2007

  • Fourth Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington College of Law, American University, “How to Handle Oil and Gas Industry Cases,” Washington, D.C., October 2007

  • AIPN/RMMLF/CAILAW Short Course on International Petroleum Contracts, Upstream and Midstream courses, “Dispute Resolution Planning,” Houston, September and October 2007

  • RMMLF Annual Conference, “Nationalization and Renationalization:  How to Protect Your Investment When Negotiating With an 800-Pound Gorilla – a State or State Oil Company,” Vancouver, July 2007

  • AAA ICDR/CANACO, North America Dispute Resolution Series, presentation on the role of the Emergency Arbitrator under Article 37 of the ICDR Rules, Mexico City, June 2007

  • RMMLF/IBA, International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment, “A New Round of Nationalizations,” Buenos Aires, April 2007

  • Windsor Energy Group, “Energy Nationalization and Re-Nationalization: Legal Effects of National Laws that Purport to De-Internationalize International Petroleum Contracts,” Windsor Castle, March 2007

  • 5th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, demonstrated differences in advocacy styles between common and civil law lawyers, Miami, February 2007

  • CAIL 58th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, advocate in mock ICSID investment arbitration, Houston, February 2007

  • Dubai International Arbitration Center, presentations on “Stabilization, Renegotiation, Adaptation, and Arbitration in Long-Term Petroleum Contracts” and on “Drafting Dispute Resolution Agreements for International Petroleum Contracts,” Dubai, November 2006

  • AIPN EMA Chapter Meeting, presentation on Arbitration of International Oil & Gas Disputes, Dubai, November 2006

  • LCIA Mexico Y El Reino Unido En El Arbitraje Comercial Internacional, Mexico City, October 2006

  • RMMLF, Short Course on International Energy Law, Contracts, and Negotiations – Upstream Issues and Agreements, presentation on “International Dispute Resolution Issues,” Houston, October 2006

  • ICCA 18th Congress on International Arbitration 2006: Back to Basics?, presentation on “Evidentiary Privileges,” Montreal, June 2006

  • Nexen Inc. Annual Lawyers Retreat, Dispute Resolution, panelist, Ottawa, June 2006

  • National Oil Corporation (N.O.C. Libya) and The Libyan Academy of Graduate Studies, Managing Risks in International Oil and Gas Disputes, presentation on “Dispute Resolution Planning for Long-Term Contracts,” Tripoli, May 2006

  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, presentation on “Drafting Dispute Resolution Provisions in Complex Contracts,” Cairo, May 2006

  • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association: Taught one-day Arbitrator training course, Houston, April 2006

  • International Law Section of the State Bar of California, ICDR and Canaco, Decision 2006: Debates on Key Issues in International Arbitration, panelist discussion of Debate VIII: “Challenging, recognizing and enforcing awards:  The New York and Panama Conventions,” Newport Beach, March 2006

  • AIPN Latin American Regional Chapter, The JOA Comes to Latin America, presentation on “Arbitration of International Oil and Gas Disputes,” Bogota, February 2006

  • NAPE Expo 2006: presentation on “Managing Upstream Investment Risk in Developing Countries,” Houston, February 2006

  • AIPN/RMMLF/IEL International Energy Law, Contracts, and Negotiations, Upstream Issues & Agreements, course instructor, “International Arbitration,” Houston, December 2005

  • AAA ICDR Latin American Arbitration Conference, “The Importance of the Panama Convention,” Washington, D.C., November 2005

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting, presentation on “International Energy Arbitration Trends & Developments,” Seattle, October 2005

  • AIPN/RMMLF/IEL International Energy Law, Contracts, and Negotiations, Midstream Issues & Agreements, course instructor, International Commercial & Investment Arbitration, Houston, December 2005

  • 16th Annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration Annual Workshop, commentary on “The Art of Arbitrating,” Dallas, June 2005

  • XXX Conferencia de la CIAC: presentations on the Panama and New York Conventions, Bogota, May 2005

  • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association: Taught one-day Arbitrator training course, Houston, February 2005

  • Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C.: presentation on “Drafting Arbitration Agreements in International Transactions,” Mexico City, January 2005

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Centro de Mediacion y Arbitraje Arbitration Workshop: presentation on “Enforcement of Arbitration Awards,” Mexico City, January 2005

  • XXXI Asamblea General de Asociacion Iberoamericana de Camaras de Comercio and the XXIX Conference of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission:  “The Panama Convention and the IACAC,” Rio de Janeiro, November 2004

  • Texas General Counsel Forum: presentation on “Dispute Resolution: Planning for Corporate Counsel in Domestic and International Transactions,” Austin, October 2004

  • AIPN, RMMLF, IEL CAILAW Short Course on International Energy Law, Contracts, and Negotiations:  “International Dispute Resolution,” Houston, October 2004

  • 50th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute: presentation on “Dispute Resolution Planning and Pitfalls for Energy and Natural Resources Disputes,” Vail, Colorado, July 2004

  • AIPN Model Form Workshop: presentation on “2004 AIPN Model Form International Dispute Resolution Agreement,” Artimino, Italy, July 2004

  • ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting: presentation comparing New York and Panama arbitration conventions, New York City, April 2004

  • 30th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute: presentation on “New Developments Affecting Energy Arbitration In Texas,” Houston, March 2004

  • AAA ICDR, IACAC Practitioner’s Conference on “International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: presentation on Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (Panama Convention),” New York City, March 2004

  • NAPE Expo 2004: presentation on “International Commercial Arbitration,” Houston, February 2004

  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, article in The Advocate on “Texas Energy Arbitration Developments,” January 2004

  • Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission: Conferencia Internacional Alternativas de Arbitraje Comercial, presentation on “Panama Convention,” Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 2003

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, International Petroleum Contracts Workshop: presentation on “Dispute Resolution Planning,” September 2003

  • South Texas College of Law Energy Law Institute: presentation on “International Energy Arbitration,” Houston, August 2003

  • International Arbitration Club: presentation on “Panama Convention,” London, March 2003

  • Center for Arbitration in Mexico (CAM), invited to speak on “International Energy Arbitration,” Mexico City, December 2002

  • Resolution Forum, Inc., Third Annual Institute for Responsible Dispute Resolution, presentation on “Arbitrator and Party Communications,” Houston, October 2002

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and The Institute for Energy Law (CAIL), Conference on International Energy Law, Contracts and Negotiations, presentation on “Arbitration of International Energy Disputes,” Houston, September 2002

  • PDVSA (Venezuelan state-owned energy company), Annual Energy Conference, Actualizacion en Ambito Juridico, presentation on “Dispute Resolution Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry,” Caracas, July 2002

  • CPR Institute, Spring Conference, organized and moderated panel discussion of “Arbitration in Latin America,” Seattle, June 2002

  • HBA Oil and Gas Section, presentation on “Arbitration of Energy Disputes,” Houston, June 2002

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Workshop on “Technology Transfer Disputes and the Role of Technology in Arbitration, commentary presented on Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitrations,” Dallas, June 2002

  • Federal Bar Association, presentation on “Removal Jurisdiction under the Federal Arbitration Act,” Houston, May 2002

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on International Energy and Minerals Arbitration, presentation on “Dispute Resolution Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry,” Houston, February 2002

  • ICSID, “Dispute Resolution Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry,” 16 ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal 332-407, 2001

  • Columbia University, “The Panama Convention and Its Implementation Under the Federal Arbitration Act,” 11 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 1, 2000

  • Southwestern Legal Foundation (CAIL), “Dispute Resolution Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry,” Southwestern Legal Foundation Oil and Gas Institute, San Antonio, February 2001

  • CWC Group, “When the HGC is Silent, Who Pays for the Decommissioning?,” at Fiscal and Legal Aspects of Global Upstream Petroleum Agreements, Houston, November 2000

  • The Southwestern Legal Foundation, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, “Dispute Resolution with Host Governments: What the International Petroleum Negotiator Should Know,” at International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations Practical Negotiating Drafting, Dallas, September 2000

  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, “The Notice Requirement under the Panama Convention,” 14 Inst. Transnat’l Arb. 1, 2000

  • AIPN, “ICC Rules of Arbitration, Arbitration Rules Compared and Contrasted,” AIPN 1999 Model Contracts Workshop, Vail, June 1999

  • Fulbright, “Arbitration Agreements for Energy Joint Ventures,” F&J Energy Newsletter, 1999

  • World Energy magazine, ”Arbitration of International Energy Disputes: How to Manage ‘Legal Risk,’” 1 World Energy 140, 1998

  • AIPN, “International Arbitration: A Primer from the American Perspective,” at AIPN Spring Conference, San Antonio, 1996

Books

  • The Panama Convention and Its Implementation under the Federal Arbitration Act, Kluwer Law International, 2002

  • “Compelling Arbitration in International Cases,” in International Litigation, American Bar Association, 2003
LANGUAGES
French - Reads oil and gas and arbitration French
Spanish - Reads oil and gas and arbitration Spanish

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Kansas
B.A., University of Kansas

ADMISSIONS
Texas