Joint Operating Agreements

How to Avoid Drafting Landmines (and tips to survive any you trigger...)

Speaking Engagement | January.31.2019 | 5pm - 7pm (GMT Standard Time)

The Law Society

JOA MARKET TRENDS: KEY ISSUES TO NEGOTIATE ON THE WAY IN

  • Partner drag: operator and non-operator concerns
  • Managing state participation rights
  • Creating effective carries

WHEN A JOA GOES BAD: HO W TO MANAGE JOA DISPUTES PROPERLY

  • Pay now argue later - v - permissible payment defaults
  • Using the courts to defeat claims
  • Applying or denying operator wilful misconduct

JOA AND RELATED ISSUES CASE LAW UPDATE

SPEAKERS

  • Mark Beeley, Partner at Orrick
  • Reg Fowler, Legal Governance Counsel at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.
  • Peter Roberts, Partner at Orrick
Please reply by 24 January 2019

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Oil & Gas
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Africa

Mark Beeley Partner Oil & Gas, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

London

Based in London, international dispute resolution partner Mark Beeley primarily focuses on disputes arising out of the energy sector (he is described by Chambers & Partners UK 2018 as “an excellent litigator” knowing “oil and gas inside out”). In addition, he has significant experience with construction, insurance, shareholder and white-collar/civil fraud matters, as part of a broader commercial practice.

He has sat as an arbitrator (including as chair) in multiple cases, but primarily practices as counsel and advocate both in arbitrations and in English and Dubai International Financial Center court proceedings (as well as supervising proceedings in other jurisdictions).

Recognised and ranked by Chambers and Partners (since 2012) and Legal 500 (since 2009) for his international arbitration practice, Mark has also been recognised as a foreign expert in disputes in both the UAE and India by Chambers.

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Practice:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa
  • Corporate
  • Latin America

Peter Roberts Partner Oil & Gas, Energy

London

Peter advises oil and gas companies worldwide on upstream and midstream transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, LNG project development and operational procurement and contracting.

He has worked on upstream and midstream oil and gas projects around the world for more than 25 years.

A former chairman of the International Bar Association’s Oil and Gas Law Committee, Peter has also authored six leading industry textbooks:

  • A Dictionary of Oil and Gas Industry Terms, OUP (2018)
  • Gas and LNG Sales and Transportation Agreements, Sweet & Maxwell (2017)
  • The AIPN JOA Guide, Globe (2018)
  • English Law and Petroleum Contracts, OUP (2016)
  • Joint Operating Agreements, Globe (2015)

Peter has contributed to several other books, edits the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Journal of World Energy Law and Business, and is a representative on several oil and gas law university faculties.

He was previously the General Counsel for a UK energy company and has worked for other leading international law firms in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.