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Here you will find information, updates, news and other resources relevant to your section.

The role of SEERIL is to coordinate the activities of the following committees:


Message from SEERIL Chair, Patricia Nuñez

'Welcome to the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association (SEERIL)!

The purposes of the Section – in accordance with its by-laws - are to promote an interchange of information and views and to advance knowledge as to laws, practices and procedures...' Read more 

SEERIL Biennial Conference 2016 - General Meeting Agenda



Each year the Section for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law offers two scholarship awards:

  •  Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resources Law Studies:

SEERIL awards an amount of up to 18,000 to pursue post-graduate studies that may involve master,  PhD or post-doctoral research topics in the energy and natural resources field. This scholarship is open to all qualifying  academic institutions and their students free of charge. A ‘qualifying academic institution’ is one where at least one member or adjunct member of the faculty is a member of the IBA and a SEERIL committee.  The Scholarship is normally open for submission of applications between February and March each year and it is generally awarded during the months of June/July.  For further details on applicant qualifications and application submissions please see the following:

SEERIL 2016 Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resource Law Studies - Now accepting applications.  For further information and application details, please  CLICK HERE.

  • IBA Annual Conference Scholarship:

The Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law is pleased to participate in the IBA Annual Conference Scholarship Programme.  This programme provides scholarships which are awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate at the Annual Conference, but may find it financially difficult to do so.

The Annual Conference Scholarship includes  waived registration fee to attend the Annual Conference, as well as a contribution towards travel/accommodation expenses and is open to those who meet the 'Young Lawyer' eligibility criteria.  The Annual Conference Scholarship Programme generally opens for application submissions between late February and early March each year.  For further information and application details, please CLICK HERE



Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law 2016 Challenges in the 21st Century: New Issues on the Horizon

17 – 20 April 2016
New York, USA

Covering the biggest legal issues and challenges facing the natural resources, energy, mining, oil & power, environmental law, water and international construction industries. Attendance at this event will ensure that you stay up-to-date with current and emerging issues and opportunities and will provide you with unparalleled networking.

Full programme and registration information is available here on the conference website.



Published quarterly, the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law is the journal of the SEERIL. Editor Don C Smith and the Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of members of the Academic Advisory Board (AAG) of SEERIL, bring toegther unsurpassed expertise in all areas of energy and natural resources law.




Protocol documents

Since 2010, SEERIL's Biennial Conferences have produced a Protocol which have outlined the findings of the conference, and which set the agenda for SEERIL for the years to come. These documents are produced by rapporteurs from all the conference sessions and are discussed in depth on the final day.