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Master of Laws (LLM) Transnational Oil, Gas and Energy Sustainability Law

Study Transnational Oil, Gas and Energy Sustainability Law from a University Ranked Gold in 2017 TEF awards

Course start date: 28th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Petra is a Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Law and Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States.  She is a graduate of the University of Göttingen and Victoria University of Wellington. She was a clerk at the South African Constitutional Court. 

Petra specialises in public and private comparative law, private international law with an emphasis on international commercial contracts, domestic and international human rights, and business and human rights. She has published extensively in those areas. Petra advises public and private clients in her areas of expertise and has been involved in some of New Zealand's recent high profile cases. She is a member of a number of advisory boards of human rights NGOs and has been awarded a number of fellowships.

Petra is New Zealand’s CLOUT correspondent for the CISG and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts. She has held visiting appointments inter alia at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), the University of Melbourne, the University of Adelaide, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona), University of Montevideo, and Northwestern University Law School (Chicago).

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Eden Charles

Eden is a former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Deputy Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, New York.  He has expertise and experience in bilateral and multilateral negotiations, public international law, the law of the sea, international criminal law and multilateral diplomacy. 

He was appointed by the CARICOM Conference of Heads and State and Government   as    Lead    Negotiator    for    the    Member    States    of    the    Caribbean Community (CARICOM), for   the   United   Nations   Diplomatic   Conference   on the   Arms   Trade Treaty (ATT), where he also served as Lead Negotiator for that Conference on the Scope of the ATT.

He was elected   Chairman   of   the   Sixth   Committee   (Legal Affairs)  of  the  United Nations General  Assembly for its 70th Session, and  was appointed  by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, as the first  Chairman  of  the  Preparatory Committee for   the conclusion of   a new international legally binding agreement under   the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological  diversity  beyond  areas  of national  jurisdiction  (BBNJ).

A firm believer in multilateralism as a means to resolve global issues, Mr. Charles,  was the Coordinator of the annual UNGA resolution on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea for 4 years, and is a former facilitator of the working groups on the allocation of seats to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as the workload of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

He has also facilitated or chaired and provided legal opinions and advice on other complex negotiations of working groups on   other   facets   of   international   law   at the   UN and other forums. He also served as a member of the legal team in the Barbados/Trinidad and Tobago arbitration under Part XV and Annex VII of UNCLOS emanating from the dispute for the settlement of a maritime boundary delimitation treaty and a fisheries agreement, and was also a member of the negotiating team for the conclusion of a maritime boundary agreement between Trinidad and Tobago and St Vincent and the Grenadines, and has been part of drafting committees to develop mining codes for the prospecting and exploration of deep seabed minerals in the maritime zone beyond national jurisdiction. 

Over the years, he has also represented his country on negotiations for bilateral air services agreements, extradition treaties, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

He recently served as a member of a team of 12 persons appointed by the International Seabed Authority to formulate a legal regime on liability for harm in the Area beyond national jurisdiction for activities resulting from deep seabed mining, and has drafted a paper on the Scope of the issue, and currently is an independent consultant on International law. Mr. Charles currently serves as special representative of the secretary general of the International Seabed Authority for the Enterprise.

His writings can be found in the Commonwealth Law Journal among other publications.

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Flavio Inocencio

Flavio is a well-established lawyer with expertise in delivering legal advice for the commercial/business sector, in particular specialising in oil and gas, foreign investment, compliance and arbitration over a career of over 10 years.

Flavio has worked in different countries (UK, Portugal, Angola and Austria) as a Lawyer and a Consultant. Flavio holds a PhD and also teaches oil and gas law and International business/commercial law

Steven has spent the last twenty years working between property/ land use and in the oil and gas sectors. He has worked in the public sector, in private practice and in academia. Steven is a qualified Solicitor and is one of only a handful of dual-qualified Solicitor/ Chartered Surveyors in the UK.

He is a visiting lecturer at Lahti University of Applied Science, and is a contributor to some of the leading text on oil and gas law such as 'UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends' and 'The Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy'.

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Charles Wild

Dr Charles Wild (PhD, MBA, LLM, PCHE, LPC, CPE, BSc (Econ)) is a leading authority on Company Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Legal Risk Management, Governance & Compliance. He has lectured widely, both in the UK and abroad, and acts as consultant to a number of public and private bodies.