Summer II 2013
6238 International Risk Management - DIMITROFF/RIVERO/SILVA- 18898

Professor(s): Sashe Dimitroff (ADJUNCT)
Francisco Rivero (ADJUNCT)
Eugene J.  Silva II. (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

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Time: 6:00p-8:55p  TThLocation: 215  TU2

Course Outline: This course examines the legal framework for international oilfield contracts - including aspects of substantive law and practical counseling. The issues and solutions discussed in this class mirror those that most commonly arise in many international agreements for the provision of oil field services.

At a general level, the course will explore the background of international oilfield services contracts, including a review of the underlying treaties, statutes, and regulations applicable to these contracts. The course will further examine the use and application of existing treaties and laws regulating the creation of oilfield projects, including international trade agreements. The course will also focus on questions of enforcement (via litigation or arbitration, including the New York Convention for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards), extraterritorial aspects of U.S. law, and conflict of laws and comparative law issues (e.g., differences between the law of the United States and other jurisdictions, as well as the general principals of law in common law and civil law countries).

To facilitate understanding of the salient concepts in international projects, the course will require review and analysis of sample contracts and drilling agreements. These materials will help familiarize the class with industry terms and best practices in the oil field services arena, with regard to: advising clients through the evolution of drilling and exploration processes; understanding multi-national mechanisms for the protection of assets; counseling clients on protecting a company’s interests; the management of potential disputes; as well as the conduct of international arbitrations.

Grades will be determined by: (1) class participation and (2) performance on a comprehensive final exam covering the entire course material.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes: Eugene Silva - Francisco Rivero - Sashe Dimitroff. This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.  

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Final Exam Schedule: 07/02 6-8pm  215 TU2    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No