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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

PARIS EVENT: Law and the energy industry

13 September 2016

Time: 6:00pm
Venue: 23, rue de l'Université, Paris 7ème

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QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) with McDermott, Will & Emery, and the Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise are hosting the Queen Mary LLM in Paris Opening Lecture by Andrew Clarke, General Counsel, ExxonMobil International Limited, on 'Law and the energy industry'.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Dr Maxi Scherer of CCLS with questions open to the floor. Further insight on the topic and presentation will also be provided by Jacob Grierson and Julien Naginski of McDermott, Will & Emery.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Kindly hosted by McDermott, Will & Emery, co-sponsors of the CCLS-MWE-AFJE LLM Paris Scholarship

About the Speaker

Andrew Clarke is the General Counsel of ExxonMobil International Limited in the U.K. with a regional oversight role, reflecting the diverse nature of the ExxonMobil Group’s business in the UK, Europe and the Caspian. He joined Mobil North Sea Limited (now a part of the ExxonMobil Group) in 1987 and has worked in several countries in addition to the UK, including Indonesia, Turkey, America, Singapore and Qatar. He has a good command of Turkish and reasonable French and Indonesian.

Educated at Magdalen College School in Oxford; Stowe School in Buckinghamshire and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MA (Hons) Law), he was admitted as a barrister at Middle Temple in 1981 and qualified as such before becoming an in-house lawyer. Current appointments include: Advisory Council to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (QMUL) (also Chair of the Working Group supporting the Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute), Steering Committee (and Past Chair) of the Corporate Counsels' International Arbitration Group (CCIAG), and the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Andrew is also a Member of the Advisory Board to the Turkish Commercial Law Review and was appointed a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2009.

How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite or email Anna Gray:

Registration closes on 9 September, places are limited so please reserve in good time.


For more information, please contact the CCLS Events Team on

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