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IMPACT Justice co-sponsors second biennial oil and gas law conference in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Canadian government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) will sponsor the attendance of five participants – four from Guyana and one from Jamaica – at the UWI, St Augustine Campus, Faculty of Law’s second Biennial Oil and Gas Law Conference.

The conference takes place on June 8 and 9 in Port of Spain. It will address the current legal challenges in the energy sector in light of the decline in oil prices and how this scenario affects oil exploration agreements as well as energy exploration and production. The themes for the two days are:

• Exploring the legal framework for oil and gas law; and

• The Trinidad experience: Setting the context and lessons learnt.

This conference is targeted towards oil companies and other businesses working in the energy industry; key government stakeholders; local, regional and international attorneys-at-law and paralegals; academics and law students.

IMPACT Justice’s sponsorship of persons to attend this conference falls within its broader public legal education component, which aims to improve legal services, including access to legal education and information, for men, women, youth and businesses in the region.