Energy Law

Getting Up With Energy: A Discussion on the Human Rights Contributions of the Energy Industry

October 28, 2020

Program begins at 8:00 am Central

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Duration: 60 minutes

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Join us for a morning coffee discussion on the human rights impacts of the energy industry. The energy industry is a key partner for States and communities to get up, grow, and prosper. The energy industry also is leading the adoption of social license to operate principles and a reliable partner for local communities and local community interests. These positive contributions of the industry frequently take a back seat to negative headlines about the industry’s climate change impact. This session will take a broader view of the human rights impact of the industry and invites members of the Institute to participate in a bigger discussion on the human rights contributions of the energy industry. The discussion will be led by Floriane Lavaud of Debevoise & Plimpton. Floriane has been recognized as a leading lawyer for international energy disputes and has significant experience in public international law and human rights disputes.

Program begins at 8:00 am Central
Duration:  60 minutes


Floriane Lavaud
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY

Floriane Lavaud is a Counsel in the International Dispute Resolution Group of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and Paris. Her practice focuses on public international law and international arbitration. She is admitted to the New York and Paris Bars, in addition to being a solicitor in England & Wales. Ms. Lavaud advises and represents multinational corporations and sovereign States in a variety of jurisdictions and fora on issues of civil and common law, public international law, and treaty and contract interpretation. Ms. Lavaud currently represents the State of Qatar before the International Court of Justice in a case against the United Arab Emirates related to claims under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), twice prevailing in proceedings on provisional measures. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2007, Ms. Lavaud worked at Total, the French oil and gas company, in Paris. As a member of Total’s Exploration & Production legal division, Ms. Lavaud gained in-depth experience with the oil and gas industry. Ms. Lavaud regularly speaks and publishes on international law-related issues.


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