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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Petroleum Contracts and International Law

ISBN13: 9780198715979
To be Published: July 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00

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: Nature of International Petroleum Contracts
2: Historical Development
3: Petroleum Agreements as State Contracts
4: "Internationalization" of Petroleum Contracts
5: ICSID Convention
6: OPEC and Issues of Contract Stability
7: Emergence of NOC's
8: Doctrine of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources
9: Era of New International Economic Order
10: Development of BITs
11: Petroleum Policies of IBRD, IMF, IDA's
12: Natural Resource Cycles
13: Modern Resurgence of Resource Nationalism
14: Political Risks in Today's Global Energy Markets
15: Law Applicable to Petroleum Contracts
16: Stabilization "Architecture"
17: Stabilization Mechanism in Host Government/NOL Contracts
18: Stabilization from Host Government Perspective
19: Host Government Stabilization "Counter Measures"
20: Issues Surrounding Forced Contract Renegotiation
21: Role of Arbitration in Contract Stabilization
22: Recent Investment Arbitration Case Law
23: Role of Arbitrators and the Law
24: Stabilization in the 21st Century: Balancing Competing Interests