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UH Law Center conference to explore global energy tax and investment climate 

Feb. 26, 2019 — Experts in energy taxation and investment will gather March 1 to examine issues affecting the international energy industry in a joint symposium co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center, ExxonMobil and several law firms.

The 1st Annual Denney L. Wright International Energy Tax Conference will be in joint session during the afternoon with the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal's 19th Annual Symposium. Wright, a professor of practice at the Law Center, is a retired ExxonMobil executive. The journal is a student edited publication at the Law Center.

The symposium, “Exploring the International Energy Investment Climate,” will assess tax issues in the United States, Canada and Mexico in the morning session while the afternoon panels will discuss investment challenges and opportunities in the U.S., Latin America and around the world. Law Center students also will present their winning papers in the 2018-2019 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators International Writing Competition

Law firm co-sponsors include: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Fryar Law Firm P.C., Haynes and Boone LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Mayer Brown, Thompson & Knight LLP, and Vorys.

The symposium is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., March 1, at the Greater Houston Partnership, 701 Avenida De Las Americas. A reception will follow.

Click here for more information and to register. Attendees earn 7 hours of CLE credit.    

Media contacts: Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Assistant Dean of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184,; Elena Hawthorne, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-1125,; John T. Kling, Communications Manager, 713-743-8298,; and John Brannen, Senior Writer, 713-743-3055,

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