A one and a half day East African Oil and Gas conference has began in Nairobi with the role of providing a unique forum for an engaging and interactive legal discussion on the state of play and road ahead for the oil and gas sector in East Africa
The conference hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills, in conjunction with The University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) seeks to also provide an opportunity to explore the most important international and domestic themes surrounding the continued developments in the oil and gas industry in East Africa.
According to the organizers the programme has been specifically tailored to the interests of in-house counsel and commercial representatives involved in this area.
Among the topics for discussion will include: the road ahead in exploration and Upstream developments, financing and bankability, applicable tax laws and mitigating structures, stakeholder engagement and human rights and anti-bribery and corruption issues.
Speakers will also address meachanisms to avoiding disputes and managing crises and dispute resolution with focus on international and domestic litigation and arbitration
The keynote speech will be delivered by the Kenyan Attorney General, Hon. Prof Githu Muigai, alongside speakers from Herbert Smith Freehills, CEPMLP and Anjarwalla & Khanna.