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: HOW 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

CLE Credits Available: N

370409

Practice:

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

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

London

Mark Beeley acts as advocate and counsel in international arbitrations (both commercial and investor-state) and in litigation in the English and DIFC courts. He has particularly deep experience in energy disputes, but also regularly acts in construction, technology, insurance, shareholder and white-collar/civil fraud matters, as part of a broader commercial practice.

Mark has acted in arbitrations under the ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, LMAA, DIAC, AAA and other arbitration rules in disputes seated around the globe concerning multiple governing laws and is recognised in the leading directories for arbitration and natural resources disputes. In addition, he sits as arbitrator (including both as chairman and sole arbitrator). He previously practiced in Dubai as a Registered Foreign Lawyer and maintains a practice as advocate (and solicitor) in both the English and DIFC Courts (along with supervising cross-border litigation in multiple jurisdictions). Mark has been recognised as a foreign expert in disputes in both the UAE and India by Chambers.

He has a particular interest in energy sector disputes, including those in the upstream and LNG areas (he was described by Chambers & Partners UK 2018 as “an excellent litigator” knowing “oil and gas inside out” and is recognised in Who's Who Legal for Energy), but has dealt with matters across the industry, running the gamut from seismic acquisition agreements through to IP disputes involving refined products, carbon trading agreements and the construction of renewable projects. He currently leads the AIPN Model Form Revision sub-committee focusing on the dispute resolution aspects of the model form JOA.

Beyond energy, Mark has acted in the infrastructure/construction, technology, insurance, crypto-currency, fintech, pharmaceutical, telecoms, insurance and finance sectors (amongst others) and also advises extensively on white-collar/fraud matters, including money laundering, bribery, sanction and export control issues.

Originally called to the English Bar and now practicing as a solicitor-advocate, Mark frequently publishes and speaks on arbitration and energy matters, including on questions of sovereign immunity, res judicata, arbitration procedure, the award of interest and other questions on damages. He features in two categories of Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration and Energy 2020.