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Seminar by Law School of UCLan Cyprus, titled “The exploitation of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean and international law”

Seminar by Law School of UCLan Cyprus, titled “The exploitation of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean and international law”

With prospects for the reunification of Cyprus looking positive, ever greater emphasis will be placed during the coming months on the eastern Mediterranean’s offshore energy potential. In light of this, an important seminar is to be held in Nicosia on Friday 3rd July. The seminar, titled “The exploitation of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean and international law”, is being co-organised by the Law School of UCLan Cyprus, the Department of International Law of MGIMO, Moscow (University attached to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the leading Nicosia law office, Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC. The seminar shall consider the international legal regime concerning the delimitation of maritime boundaries; it shall provide an update on the current position of maritime delimitation agreements in the eastern Mediterranean; consider the Russian experience in the task of delimiting maritime boundaries (including the continental shelf, of central importance in the law of the sea), as well as the settlement of disputes between host states and multinational energy corporations.

Head of UCLan Cyprus Law School, Dr Tim Potier said: “We are delighted to be organising this event with MGIMO (one of Russia’s most prestigious universities) and the office of Christodoulos Vassiliades, which has helped to cement excellent ties between the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation. I believe Russia has much to offer the island during the coming years in respect to energy. Russia is willing to assist and it is essential that such expertise is gratefully accepted. This event is therefore of considerable importance.” The seminar shall take place at the Ledra Business Centre (1 Poseidonos Street, Engkomi) commencing at 09:30 on Friday 3rd July.

Anyone interested in attending is kindly requested to contact UCLan Cyprus for further information and participation on 24694000 or on info@uclancyprus.ac.cy.