MR. NAKHLE: Okay. Welcome back, everyone. There are people that are still coming in, but I guess we’ll get started with the afternoon session. My name is Miguel Nakhle, I’m a senior vice president with Compass Lexecon here in Houston. And, as I mentioned this morning, I’m co chairing the conference.
This afternoon we have two very interesting panels. The first panel of this afternoon is called Quantum and Pricing Issues in Disputes Along the Liquefied Natural Gas Project Life Cycle. The moderator of this panel is Tim Nelson, who, as many of you know, is a New York-based partner of Skadden Arps in the international arbitration and litigation practice. He has practiced in Australia, England, and New York and has been involved in a wide variety of commercial and investment arbitrations, including the energy sector, some of which have involved complex issues of quantum. And, as you can see in Tim’s bio, he has recently acted also in LNG disputes, which I hope he will be able to tell us some of that experience as well.
Tim will introduce to you the other panelists. So thank you very much.
MR. NELSON: Thank you very much for those kind words. We have a very distinguished panel. And what we’ll be doing this afternoon is having, as best as we can, an interactive discussion.
We have to my right Benno Kimmelman, who’s co chair of Sidley Austin’s global international arbitration practice, with a strong focus on commercial and treaty disputes. And if you read his bio, you will see he has had experience in the oil and gas and LNG field. He is also an adjunct professor at law at Brooklyn Law School, and is an adviser to the ALI’s project on the Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration.