Thursday, May 22, 2014

Denver Law Well Represented at IBA's Energy & Environment Meeting in Berlin

Denver Law was well represented at the recent International Bar Association (IBA) Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Law conference in Berlin, Germany.  The Denver Law group included faculty members and graduates of the LLM program.

"It was delightful to see a great contingent of Denver Law-affiliated individuals in Berlin, a gathering that reaffirmed our program's prominence and reach around the world.  When anyone speaks about energy and natural resources development, Colorado and the US Rocky Mountain West are often mentioned," Don C. Smith, Environmental & Natural Resources Law (ENRL) Director, said.

"Similarly, when the most prominent energy and natural resources lawyers from around the world gather, you can almost be assured that someone with a Denver Law affiliation will be there," he said.

The Denver Law-affiliated attendees included:
  • Scott Anderson, partner at Hogan Lovells in Denver; he has taught "US Mining Law" at DU.  Mr. Anderson spoke on a panel focusing on fracking in oil and gas projects.
  • Robert Bassett, partner at Holland & Hart in Denver; he teaches "International Mining Law" at DU.
  • Florencia Heredia, partner at HOLT Abogados in Buenos Aires; she has taught "Latin American Mining Law" at DU.  Ms. Heredia co-chaired a panel entitled, "Mining Near Cities."
  • Diego Parravicini, mining law attorney at Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires, and 2010 LLM graduate from DU.
  • Miguel Rivero, partner specializing in oil and gas at Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in Caracas, Venezuela and 2005 LLM graduate.
  • Luis Carlos Rodrigo, managing partner at Estudio Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano in Lima, Peru; he has taught "Latin American Mining Law" at DU.
  • Mark Safty, partner at Holland & Hart in Denver; he teaches "Renewable Energy Project Finance" and is a member of the organizing committee for the Denver Law Annual Renewable Energy Summit.
"When students come to the Denver Law ENRL program, whether to pursue a JD, LLM or Master's degree, they learn from the world's leaders in the fields of environmental, energy, and natural resources law," Mr. Smith said.  "As this list suggests, we are committed to continuing our long tradition of recruiting the world's best students and best practitioners and academics to teach in our program."