Global Business Law Review Symposium: Exploring International Energy Law and Policy

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Exploring International Energy Law and Policy: Emerging Issues in Finance and the Global Economy

4th Annual Symposium of The Global Business Law Review.  Attendees will learn about emerging issues in international energy law and policy by gaining a greater understanding of these issue including an analysis of corruption in the petroleum sector, a historical analysis of the global legal efforts to address climate change in an energy context, and a comparative analysis of the impacts to different economies and foreign finance structures as a result of increasing energy demand.

Registration begins at 12:00 pm in the Atrium. 


Featured Speakers:

Owen L. Anderson
"Corruption in the Petroleum Sector: Corporate Compliance and Due Diligence"

Owen L. Anderson is the Eugene Kuntz Chair in Law in Oil, Gas & Natural Resources, the George Lynn Cross Research Professor, and Director of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program in Energy, Natural Resources & Indigenous Peoples Law at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has extensive experience in the areas of oil and gas law and has authored over 100 articles, co-authored several books and treatises, and has taught at numerous universities and venues worldwide.

James E. Hickey, Jr.
"Climate Change in an Energy Context: Global Legal Efforts in Light of Increasing Energy Demand"

James E. Hickey, Jr. is Professor of Law and former Director of International Programs at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches energy and international law courses. He has practiced energy and international law with two Washington D.C. law firms and is past Chair of the ABA Special Committee on Electric Industry Restructuring. Hickey Jr. has authored and co-authored four books and over 60 publications. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law from Cambridge University and has visited and taught at numerous universities around the world.

Michael J.T. McMillen
"Evolution of Variance and Purification Concepts in Modern Islamic Finance: The Dow Jones Fatwa and Sequelae"

Michael J.T. McMillen is an award winning authority on Islamic finance and project finance. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a partner of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. Many of his transactions are the first of their kind in jurisdictions worldwide. McMillen has extensive experience speaking and publishing works throughout the world on Islamic finance and project and infrastructure finance.

Andrew R. Thomas
"American Energy Policy and the Advent of the Rustbelt"

Andrew R. Thomas is an Executive-in-Residence with the Energy Policy Center in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, where he researches energy law and policy, and teaches courses at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. His current areas of research are in shale development, electricity markets, distributed generation and the energy/water nexus. Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the field of energy as a geophysicist and as a lawyer.

CLE credit: 3 free hours approved

Category: CLE Programs, Public Lectures

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