Jan. 23 - 24
8th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration
All-day event
Hilton Post Oak Hotel | 2001 Post Oak Boulevard | Houston | TEXAS

A world in transition: this year’s conference reflects on the many externalities influencing the industry, the drivers of change in recent years, including in the decade that has passed since Macondo, and explores what role commercial and investment treaty arbitration will play in the years to come. With the insights of in-house counsel, market analysts, experts and private practice lawyers across a wide range of disciplines, the program will address the geopolitical landscape, sanctions, the environment and the management of climate risk, the interplay between long term contracts and an evolving regulatory landscape, amendments to investment treaties and shifts towards a permanent court for investment treaty disputes, and, more generally, the key trends impacting on energy disputes in this important era.


Conference Co-Chairs

  • Sophie J. Lamb, QC, Latham & Watkins LLP, London
  • Alberto F. Ravell, Lead Counsel – Arbitrations, ConocoPhillips Company, Houston
  • Luke A. Sobota, Three Crowns LLP, Washington, DC

Workshop Highlights

  • Keynote: Prof. Francisco J. Monaldi, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston
  • Energy Arbitration Year in Review presented by Larry Shore (BonelliErede, Milan) back by popular demand
  • Effects of the Energy Transition on Arbitration Practice
  • International Trade and Sanctions Update
  • Oral History Interview of Arthur W. Rovine (Fordham Law School, New York) by the Hon. Charles N. Brower
  • An exceptional faculty of leading international arbitration experts including Conference Co-Chairs Sophie Lamb, QC (Latham & Watkins, London), Alberto Ravell (Lead Counsel – Arbitrations, ConocoPhillips, Houston) and Luke Sobota (Three Crowns, Washington, D.C.)