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Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Water

University of Aberdeen and American University of Technology

LLM Support Officeat the Beirut Bar Association
Present a workshop on



Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February 2019 [9:00am - 6:00pm]

Beirut Bar Association, Beit El Mohami, 1st floor

By the top experts from
Aberdeen University Center for Energy Law

 With the support of Bank of Beirut


Course Description

Following the success of the "Licensing and Production Sharing Agreements in the Oil and Gas sector" intensive course in December 2017 at the Beirut Bar Association, the American University of Technology – LL.M. Support Program Team cordially invites you to register and attend our second short course.
Day 1 will focus on the law relating to international maritime boundaries, considering how disputes have been resolved by international courts and tribunals and asking whether joint development agreements can be a solution; an issue of particular relevance given the dispute between Lebanon and Israel over block 9.
Day 2 will focus on Joint Operating Agreements in the oil and gas industry, asking why they are so important, how they work and what role there might be for state participation in such joint ventures in Lebanon in future. Related issues including farm out/farm in agreements will also be considered and evaluated.
The course will be taught by top experts from the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law – AUCEL – in collaboration with Curtin University in Australia.


Course Outline:

DAY ONE:Dr. John Paterson,
"International Maritime Boundaries & Joint Development Agreements"

DAY TWO:Dr Constantinos Yiallourides,
"Joint Operating Agreements & Related Issues including Farm-in/ Farm out Agreements"



Professor John Paterson

Professor John Paterson:
Professor Paterson trained as a solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor to the Secretary of State for Scotland before pursuing an academic career. After studying at the EUI, Florence, Italy, he was a Research Assistant at the Centre de Philosophie du Droit, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he worked principally on the Governance Project with the Forward Studies Unit of the European Commission. Professor Paterson was Senior Lecturer and then Reader at the University of Westminster between 1998 and 2004 when he joined the University of Aberdeen as a Reader. Professor Paterson was appointed Professor of Law in August 2011. He co-directs the Centre for Energy Law as well as Aberdeen's involvement in the North Sea Energy Law Programme with Greg Gordon. Professor Paterson's research has covered systems theory, the regulation of risk, governance in the EU, corporate governance and energy law. Professor Paterson has been involved in a number of international projects both in research and teaching. Professor Paterson has provided specialist training in oil and gas law and corporate governance for the corporate sector, expert advice in international arbitration, and consultancy to international organizations. Professor Paterson is series editor (together with Professor Julian Webb) of the Law, Science and Society series published by Routledge-Cavendish.


Dr Constantinos Yiallourides

Dr Constantinos Yiallourides:
Dr Constantinos Yiallourides is the Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the International Law of Territorial Disputes at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) where he leads the Watts programme of research on maritime and territorial disputes. He is also a Visiting Scholar in International Law and Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan, where he conducts research on Japan's domestic legal regime for deep-sea mining and its international dimensions.

Dr Yiallourides' research expertise spans a number of international law fields with a particular focus on the law of the sea, the law of territory, environmental & natural resources law and on the peaceful settlement of international disputes more broadly. He has published widely on these areas and has assisted governments, international organisations, and other entities on matters of international law. He is the principal author of the research report, 'The Use of Force in relation to Sovereignty Disputes over Land Territory', published in July 2018, by BIICL.

Dr Yiallourides holds an Honours Degree in Law from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, a Masters Degree in Oil & Gas/Energy Law and a Doctorate in International Law, both from the University of Aberdeen. His doctoral thesis on maritime boundary disputes and disputed seabed resources in Asia and Europe is the subject of a forthcoming monograph with Routledge Law.


Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law:

Based in Europe's Energy Capital, the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL) comprises one of the largest and most able teams of energy faculty in any European law school.

The research centre was created in order to promote the research activities of the many members of the School having an interest in Energy Law matters, as well as fostering an environment for collaborative work. The centre also provides a broad range of study options to professionals who are either already working in the sector, or who are interested in moving into the area. Our programmes prepare lawyers for work in a complex and evolving context; the focus being not only upon current practice but also upon emerging trends.

We enjoy the benefit of being located within the University of Aberdeen, an institution with a proven track record of carrying out research across the whole spectrum of the energy sector. The University is itself located within the unofficial energy capital of Europe, and maintains significant links with industry and policy-makers.


Who Should Enroll:

This course is tailor-made for lawyers, practitioners, legislators, contractors, engineers, entrepreneurs, businessmen and any candidates interested in investing their time to learn about the uprising Oil and Gas sector on a national basis and on an international basis.

Certificates from Aberdeen University Center for Energy Law (AUCEL) will be delivered upon completion of the workshop.




Fees are $700 and special fees of $500 are applicable if one of the conditions below is satisfied:

1- you are an LLM student

2- you are part of a law firm legal staff

3- you are a student of law

4- you are a university professor

5- you have graduated from university between 2015 and 2018

6- you are a member of the armed forces


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Call +961 3 110 808 / +961 71 552196,
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or pass by to register at the LLM Office at the Beirut Bar Association Building, 3rd floor.



You can find more information about the LLM Support Program Catalogue at the  following links:

LLM Support Program with UoL

Congratulations to Me. Roy Stephan for earning the LLM degree from UoL

LLM Graduation Ceremony - London [March 2017]

Check the success of the LLM / AUT office with University of London


AUT UoL LLM Support office at the BBA, 3rd Floor, Tel: +961 1 427 808 / +961 71 552 196


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