JOHN P. BOWMAN is a Partner with King & Spalding LLP in Houston, where he is engaged in an arbitration and litigation practice representing primarily international oil companies and service companies in a wide range of commercial and investment disputes. Increasingly, he is called upon to assist IOCs and international NOCs design and evaluate stabilization, choice of law, and dispute resolution provisions in upstream and project agreements with host governments and NOCs. His article on Risk Mitigation in International Petroleum Contracts was recently accepted for publication by the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He was chosen by the Institute for Energy Law to receive its Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation Award, given to one energy litigator each year whose achievements “have won the admiration of his or her peers,” at its annual energy litigation conference in November 2017. John served as President of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (2014 – 2015) [the only disputes lawyer so honored] and is a former member of the governing Council of the Texas State Bar Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section (2013 – 2016). He was awarded the AIPN Education Award for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, its Legacy Award for 2012-2013, and its President’s Award 2015-2016. John teaches International Energy Arbitration at Georgetown University Law Center and is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee, Scotland. The Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission recognized John for his contribution to education concerning the Panama Convention at its conference in Panama City celebrating the Convention’s 40th Anniversary in May 2015. In 2002 he received the national Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his article on The Panama Convention and Its Implementation under the Federal Arbitration Act, published by Columbia University in The American Review of International Arbitration and subsequently published as a book by Kluwer. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1980, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Kansas Law Review. In April 2018 he received the University of Kansas School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
ED TURNER is Counsel at Exxon Mobil Corporation in Houston, where he advises on upstream transactional, operational and compliance matters. He began his career at Exxon Mobil in 1981. He has been actively involved in the negotiation of government agreements in West Africa, the Middle East and the Far East and merger and acquisition transactions in these regions and the United States. His responsibilities include advising on maritime boundary risk where a property is located in an area without internationally defined boundaries. He holds a BA from the University of Texas and a JD from the University of Houston.
YULIYA MARCER is Senior Counsel, Global Projects Organization, for BP in Houston, Texas. She provides strategic legal and business advice on major projects (projects over $250 million), with particular focus on LNG projects and projects operated by others (OBO). She is the lead project development lawyer for a number of major projects, including Tangguh LNG Train 3 in Indonesia, Browse LNG in Australia, Angola LNG, Alaska LNG. Yuliya is the project development advisor on LNG to power projects. Lead attorney, BP Upstream LNG Working Group; subject matter expert, OBO project governance.