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AIPN Doha Seminar on Boundary Disputes

September 30, 2010 • Doha, Qatar

The most contentious worldwide issue in State-to-State relations today concerns the location of national boundaries in areas of potential petroleum riches. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) off the Atlantic coast of Argentina to the boundary between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire on the African west coast, from the waters off Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the South China Sea, and north to the Arctic, States compete today for ownership of petroleum deposits in disputed waters more than ever before. The morning of the AIPN Educational Seminar will be devoted to presentations by international legal experts examining the nature and methods to resolve these potentially explosive disputes.

In the afternoon, the Seminar turns from conflict to promise and accomplishment, as the speakers discuss first the increasing use of Islamic Finance in Petroleum Projects, explaining the relevance and growing importance to investments by International Oil Companies in the Middle East. The Educational Seminar concludes with an eye-opening and insightful examination of the legal work-horses of the international energy industry, the Concession Contracts, focusing on new terms, developments, and trends in these agreements that make attendance to this seminar absolutely imperative.

Pieter Bekker will speak at this event.

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