Aug. 16, 2019 — University of Houston Law Center Professor of Practice Denney Wright served as a guest lecturer at the London School of Economics last week as part of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law’s summer energy program.
“I was very excited about the opportunity to discuss international tax issues and energy and natural resource deal structuring, joining the University of Calgary Law Faculty in a summer study abroad at the London School of Economics," Wright said. “This has been a great opportunity to share my experiences and to better understand International Energy Transactions and Financing from a Canadian-based investor perspective."
Wright ’93 LL.M. joined University of Calgary Faculty of Law Assistant Professor Kristen van de Biezenbos and associate professor Bryce Tingle. Tingle instructs a class on international cross-border corporate finance, and Van de Biezenbos teaches a course on international energy contracts law and negotiation.
“Professor Wright’s participation in the University of Calgary Law’s Summer Energy Program in London is invaluable," Van de Biezenbos and Tingle said in a joint statement. "International energy and financial transactions are strongly shaped by the complex interactions of different tax regimes and international treaties. Professor’s Wright’s experience and scholarship in this area made him perfectly suited to participate in the program and is another reason to celebrate the long-standing partnership between the University of Houston and University of Calgary’s Faculties of Law."
Among the topics Wright discussed were transfer pricing issues with international projects, bilateral investment and tax treaties, and cross border structures in oil and gas investment. During his trip he also visited the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and Edinburgh Law School in Scotland.