John P Bowman

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John Bowman

HOUSTON
T: +1 713 751 3210
F: +1 713 751 3290

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Energy Representative Matters

  • Represented large European gas distributor in price redetermination arbitration with gas producer

  • Represented international oil company in disputes with national oil company over NOC’s right to renegotiate Production Sharing Contract and obligation to pay all taxes

  • Represented U.S. oil refiner in dispute with international oil trading company concerning operating issues relating to oil pipeline in Central America

  • Represented non-U.S. oil companies in disputes concerning JOAs for blocks in Colombia and Ecuador

  • Represented U.S. oil company in dispute with installer of offshore drilling and production platform

  • Represented oil field service company in dispute concerning project to construct floating production and storage barge

  • Represented major international oil company in disputes with promoter concerning Kashagan Field in Kazakhstan

  • Represented oil terminal operator in dispute with state oil company over Government’s seizure of terminal and termination of contract rights

  • Represented political risk insurer in regard to claims of expropriation by Latin American regulatory agency

Refinery and Petrochemicals Experience

  • Represented methanol producer in dispute with Host Government over new law allegedly giving state gas company a preferential right to purchase

  • Represented developer of software to optimize refinery output and petrochemical companies in disputes over technology licensing, plant construction and valuation, and supply agreements involving non-U.S. companies

  • Represented U.S. petrochemicals company in ICC arbitration with British Petrochemicals Company concerning license and supply agreements; seat of arbitration in London

  • Represented a U.S. petrochemical company in ICC arbitrations over licensing dispute; seat of arbitration in Zurich

  • Represented Brazilian petrochemical company in ICDR arbitration with Texas corporation over sale of methanol; seat of arbitration in Houston

  • Represented Malaysian petrochemical company in licensing dispute with U.S. petrochemical company; the arbitration was under the Rules for Arbitration of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, and the seat of the arbitration was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

International Arbitration Experience

  • Represented large independent oil company in UNCITRAL arbitration over national oil company’s obligation to pay all taxes; seat of arbitration in Geneva

  • Represented small independent oil company in LCIA arbitration with major international drilling company over existence of contract for jack up drilling rig; seat of arbitration in London

  • Represented major oil company in UNCITRAL arbitration with another major oil company over diversion of LNG shipments; seat of arbitration in New York

  • Represented U.S. oil company in AAA construction arbitration with installer of offshore drilling and production platform, offshore Trinidad

  • Represented oil terminal operator in ICC arbitration with state oil company over expropriation of contract rights, seat of arbitration in New York

  • Represented oilfield service company in ICC and AAA ICDR arbitrations regarding projects in West Africa, seats of arbitration in London and Houston

  • Represented European oil company in ICC arbitration over voting rights in JOA governing operations in Colombia; seat of arbitration in Brussels

  • Represented West African state-owned oil company in U.S. litigation concerning enforcement of Swiss arbitral awards

  • Represented distributor of medical devices in DIS arbitration with manufacturer; seat of arbitration in Stuttgart, Germany

  • Represented Taiwanese manufacturer of computer components in ICC arbitration against distributor; seat of arbitration in London

  • Represented Swedish oil company in ICDR arbitration with another Swedish oil company over valuation of oil and gas properties; seat of arbitration in Houston

  • Represented Latin American oil company in ICDR arbitration with Australian-owned company over triggering of preferential purchase right and right to remove operator in JOA; seat of arbitration in Dallas

  • Represented Latin American television network in a major ICC arbitration in Mexico City; the parties’ agreement was subject to Mexican law

  • Represented a German-owned pipeline inspection company in disputes with legal representatives in Colombia; arbitrations under Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission

  • Represented French, UK, and U.S. energy companies in ad hoc arbitration in JOA dispute with promoter concerning block in Ecuador; seat of arbitration in Houston
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