The Section is composed at present of six subject matter committees: Environment, Health and Safety Law; International Construction Projects; Mining Law; Oil and Gas Law; Power Law; and Water Law.
These committees publish newsletters to keep members informed of significant developments within their subject matter discipline. They may also hold their own specialty conferences. You will find us actively participating in all IBA annual meeting programme activities, putting on cutting edge programmes designed to inform and educate our members. We also hold a bi-annual conference just for our members. The Section is proud to have an official Academic Advisory Group, which publishes a substantial book every two years on topics of interest to our members. We also publish the highly regarded Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law on a quarterly basis.
Because of our members’ expertise, we have been asked by various international organisations to provide comments or insight on various policies within our area of expertise. For example, we have provided comments to the European Union and to the International Monetary Fund. The Section was an active participant in the IBA’s Task Force on Climate Change, Justice and Human Rights, and as a result of that has assisted in the creation of a Climate Change Exchange Network in conjunction with the University of Dundee.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Section Council or Committee Officers.
We are dedicated professionals committed to the highest standards of legal practice. We are organised for the express purpose of guaranteeing full exchange of views on legal issues within our areas of expertise. Our objective is to enhance our practice, enhance the profession, and safeguard our shared environment and resources in a manner consistent with the needs of our society and of our clients. Welcome!
|Name||Position||Law Firm / Organisation||Country|
|:||Name: Shane Freitag||Position: Chair||Law Firm / Organisation: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Canada|
|:||Name: Florencia Heredia||Position: Vice Chair||Law Firm / Organisation: Allende & Brea||Email: email@example.com||Country: Argentina|
|:||Name: Matthias Lang||Position: Secretary-Treasurer||Law Firm / Organisation: Bird & Bird LLP||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Germany|
|:||Name: Angeles Murgier||Position: Membership Officer||Email: email@example.com||Country: Argentina|
|:||Name: Roger Martella||Position: Education Officer||Law Firm / Organisation: General Electric||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: USA|
|:||Name: Carlos Vilhena||Position: Publications Officer||Law Firm / Organisation: Pinheiro Neto Advogados||Email: email@example.com||Country: Brazil|
|:||Name: Michelle Ouellette||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Best Best & Krieger||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: USA|
|:||Name: Michael John Bourassa||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Fasken Martineau Du Moulin LLP||Email: email@example.com||Country: Canada|
|:||Name: Luis Carlos Rodrigo||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Peru|
|:||Name: Luis Alberto Erize||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Abeledo Gottheil Abogados||Email: email@example.com||Country: Argentina|
|:||Name: Glen McLeod||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Glen McLeod Legal||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Australia|
|:||Name: Jose Luis Vittor||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Hogan Lovells US LLP||Email: email@example.com||Country: USA|
|:||Name: Paul Stockley||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Fieldfisher||Email: Paul.Stockley@fieldfisher.com||Country: England|
|:||Name: Mauricio Sergio Costa du Rels||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Würth Bedoya Costa du Rels Abogados||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Bolivia|
|:||Name: Jean-Pierre van Eijck||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Spant Advocaten||Email: email@example.com||Country: The Netherlands|
|:||Name: Stephanie Stimpson||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Torys||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Canada|
|:||Name: Sarah A W Fitts||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Schiff Hardin LLP||Email: email@example.com||Country: USA|
|:||Name: Andre Monette||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Best Best & Krieger||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: USA|
|:||Name: Casper Herler||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: Borenius Attorneys Ltd||Email: email@example.com||Country: Finland|
|:||Name: Javier de Cendra||Position: Council Member||Law Firm / Organisation: University Francisco de Vitoria||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: Spain|
|:||Name: Íñigo del Guayo||Position: AAG Chair||Law Firm / Organisation: University of Almeria||Email: email@example.com||Country: Spain|
|:||Name: Jean-André Diaz||Position: Immediate Past Chair||Law Firm / Organisation: Lazareff Le Bars||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Country: France|
The role of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) is to coordinate the activities of the following committees.
- Academic Advisory Group
- Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee
- International Construction Projects Committee
- Mining Law Committee
- Oil and Gas Law Committee
- Power Law Committee
- Strategic Planning Working Group
- Water Law Committee
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SEERIL General Meeting – SEERIL Council Member elections
The next SEERIL General Meeting will be taking place at the Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) 2022, during which the SEERIL Council Member elections will take place.
As always, there will be 4 elected Council Member positions, as well as 4 co-opted Council Member positions.
In accordance with the SEERIL By-Laws, members of the Section may propose candidates for election and they must be notified to the Section Secretary-Treasurer at least 30 clear days of the General Meeting. Therefore, should you, as a member of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL), wish to nominate a candidate for an elected Council Member position please inform Matthias Lang, Secretary-Treasurer (email@example.com) and Katie Howie, Legal Practice Division Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 18 April 2022.
Below you can find past webinars presented by SEERIL committees
- Lessons from Covid: improving wellness at law firms
Date: 25 May 2021
How to opt out of climate-unfriendly food: Consumer action or regulatory restrictions?
- The evolution and emergence of environmental justice
Date: 28 Sept 2021
- Understanding H2: the opportunity for hydrogen to help solve the energy transition, and what lawyers need to know.
Date: 13 Sept 2021
- ICP Masterclass Series: Practical considerations for mediation of construction disputes 12 May 2021
Date: 12 May 2021
- Water as a commodity: Merchandising water?
Date: 12 May 2021
- Bribery and corruption: what to do when it strikes?
Date: 25 Jan 2021
A webinar presented by United Kingdom Energy Lawyers Group (UKEP), a subcommittee of the IBA Oil and Gas Law Committee, part of the IBA Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)
- Time and temperature sensitive transports
Date: 16 Nov 2021
- Asset financing the transportation industry
Date: 6 Oct 2021
- How to opt out of climate-unfriendly food: Consumer action or regulatory restrictions
Date: 5 May 2021
Each year the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law offers two scholarship awards:
- Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resources Law Studies:
The 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 2020 Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resource Law Studies
- IBA Annual Conference Scholarship:
The SEERIL 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.
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law
Published quarterly, the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law (JERL) is the journal of the SEERIL.
The Journal's current Editor is Professor Don C Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Program at the University of Denver (US) Sturm College of Law where he teaches Comparative Environmental Law and Contemporary Issues in Oil and Gas. He is assisted by the Journal Board and Editorial Advisory Committee, comprised of members of the Academic Advisory Group (AAG) of SEERIL. Together, they bring to the journal an unsurpassed expertise in all areas of energy and natural resources law.
Featuring contributions written by some of the finest academic minds and most successful practitioners in this area of study, JERL is a highly respected journal committed to reflecting contemporary issues that face the energy and natural resources sectors.