Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados, as sponsors of the event, will broadcast the “Second Annual Houston Conference on Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration 2015” in the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices.

The conference will focus on the legal regime applicable to oil and gas contracts and arbitration practice. There will be two panels on arbitration and the legal regime applicable to oil and gas contracts in the 21st century. The conference culminates with a keynote presentation by Professor Ahmed El-Kosheri that focuses on Lex Petrolea and the arbitration practice in the oil and gas industry over the past 40 years.

This event, taking place in Houston, Texas, will be broadcasted by videoconference to our Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices.

There is no charge for participation with a limited number of registrations and is subject to be confirmed.





11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Opening Remarks
Dean Leonard Baynes, Dean, University of Houston Law Center
Professor Bret Wells, Director, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Center

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


Introduction: Latin America’s Oil and Gas
After the Boom, a New Liberalization Cycle?

Professor Francisco J. Monaldi, Ph.D., Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy & Adjunct Professor of Energy Economics, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Panel 1: New Trends in Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration and Lessons Learned from Recent Decisions
Hagit Elul, Hughes Hubbard (Moderator)
Mark Stadnyk, Norton Rose Fulbright, New York
Stephen Anway, Squire Patton Boggs, New York
Richard D. Deutsch, Andrews Kurth
Edward G. Baldwin, Baker & McKenzie
Hugh Carlson, Three Crowns

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Panel 2: Recent Developments on the Study of the Lex Petrolea
Julián Cárdenas, EENR UHLC (Moderator)
John Bowman, King & Spalding
Dr. Alexandra S. Wawryk, University of Adelaide
Tim Martin, Arbitrator (Invited)
Dr. Achille Ngwanza, University Paris XI
Tim Tyler, Vinson & Elkins
Dr. Alfredo De Jesús, Advisor and Arbitrator, CREDIMI

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Luncheon and Special Keynote Speaker Celebrating the 40 years of Study of the Lex Petrolea and The Hague Academy Conference: “The Legal Regime Created by Petroleum Participation Agreements”, The Hague, 1975
Professor Ahmed El-Kosheri

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Who should attend
Energy in-house lawyers, arbitrators, professionals, academics and students interested or involved in oil and gas transactions and arbitration.


Rio de Janeiro
Tauil & Chequer Advogados
Rua Teixeira de Freitas, 31 – 9º andar
20021-350 Centro

São Paulo
Tauil & Chequer Advogados
Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 1455 – 6° andar
04543-011 – Itaim Bibi

For additional information, please contact or +55 21 2127 1717 (Rio de Janeiro) or +55 11 2504 4661 (São Paulo).


Program & Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.