CD Contents - Investment Protection and The Energy Charter Treaty

Graham Coop
Clarisse Ribeiro
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550 pages
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December, 2008
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Graham Coop, General Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Graham Coop joined the Energy Charter Secretariat as General Counsel in 2004.  Prior to this, he was Head of the Energy and Natural Resources Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris, where he was based from 1992 until 2002, followed by two years as a partner with Denton Wilde Sapte’s Energy and Infrastructure Department in London.  He was a member of the legal team representing Bahrain in its territorial sovereignty and maritime delimitation dispute with Qatar in the International Court of Justice and received the Order of Bahrain as a result of his work on that dispute. In 1998 and 1999 he was seconded to lead the 5-lawyer International Transport and Supply Contracts Division of the Legal Service of Gaz de France, the French gas utility.  He has written and spoken extensively on international legal questions, including legal issues for international energy companies investing in Iraq.  He has advised governments and international corporations on disputed sovereignty and maritime delimitation issues throughout the Middle East.  His extensive experience in oil, gas, electricity, water, renewable energy and infrastructure covers major projects, joint ventures, supply agreements, transport agreements, competition and regulatory issues, and contentious matters.  He is regularly published and cited in the U.K., French and Arabic press and speaks regularly at conferences in the U.K., Continental Europe and Africa.

Clarisse Ribeiro, Legal Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Clarisse Ribeiro joined the Energy Charter Secretariat in 2002 and is Legal Counsel in the Legal Affairs unit. Among her responsibilities, Ms Ribeiro is actively involved in the Legal Advisory Task Force, mandated by the Energy Charter Conference to prepare model agreements for the construction of cross-border pipelines, and is responsible for contacts with the Legal Department of the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Depository of the Energy Charter Treaty. Prior to joining the Energy Charter Secretariat, Ms Ribeiro worked as an Official for the Secretariat Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main.