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Vol 24 No 3 March/April 2019

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Take the Witness: Cross Examination in International Arbitration

Edited by: Lawrence W. Newman, Timothy G. Nelson
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Petroleum Contracts and International Law

ISBN13: 9780198715979
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book addresses aspects of international law relating to petroleum contracts, examining oil and gas agreements between states and private companies and their intersection with rules of international law. It provides detailed and insightful coverage of the current practice as well as commentary and analysis based on the authors' extensive experience.

The book covers topics such as the nature of international petroleum contracts, petroleum agreements as state contracts, issues of contract stability, the development of bilateral investment treaties, natural resource cycles, political risks and the specific petroleum policies of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the International Development Association. This is a timely and comprehensive book on this important area of law.

Energy and Natural Resources Law
1. Petroleum Contracts: Their subject matter, context and setting
2. The Petroleum Industry in Historic Transition: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources
3. Petroleum Contracts as State Contracts: Their peculiar nature
4. State Contracts in Legal Doctrine: A survey
5. Types of Petroleum Contracts and their evolution
6. The Law Applicable to Petroleum Contracts
7. The Petroleum Business: Main actors and driving forces
8. Stabilisation Clauses
9. State Contracts: Their stabilisation by way of international arbitration
Annex: Selected Investor-State Cases