Energy Law

The Importance of the Confidentiality Agreement

Mar 17, 2021

Webinar begins at Noon Central

Past Event

MCLE Credit available.

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register. Please email RMMLF for any questions.

Duration: 1.5 hours

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For more than 25 years the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the Institute for Energy Law have co-sponsored the annual Short Courses on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations. The Short Courses cover a wide variety of contractual and transactional subjects from Discovery to Development to Decommissioning encountered in the international oil and gas industry covered by numerous experienced industry experts. The Sponsors are hopeful of again offering the Short Courses during Fall 2021.

In preparation for the resumption of the Short Courses, the Sponsors are presenting a series of three webinars with Short Course faculty that will touch on subjects covered in much greater detail during the Short Courses.

Webinar begins at 10am PST, 11am MST, 12pm CST, 1pm EST
Duration: 1.5 hours

This webinar will briefly review:

  • The purpose and role of the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Key terms in Confidentiality Agreements
  • AIPN’s Model Form distinquishing terms
  • Other things that can be included in a Confidentiality Agreement


Harry W. Sullivan

Harry W. Sullivan, is an International Energy Attorney based in Dallas, Texas, where he isan Adjunct Professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and at Texas A&M School of Law. He also works for Kosmos Energy in their West Africa exploration activities. His previous experience includes fourteen years as Senior Counsel-International in the International E&P Legal Group of ConocoPhillips, Of Counsel with Thompson & Knight LLP, fifteen years as Chief Counsel-International and Senior Counsel for Atlantic Richfield Company and five years as Senior Counsel for Sun Oil Company. His practice and experience focuses on the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, both in the U.S.A. and internationally, in more than 25 different countries.

Felipe Alice

FELIPE ALICE is a partner at Morgan Lewis in Houston, Texas. His practice focuses on energy transactions and infrastructure projects relating to energy and corporate issues. Representing diverse clients, his work involves complex contracts, corporate restructurings, project finance, international data privacy issues, and real estate transactions. Additionally, Felipe is part of the cross-practice global workforce team that provides clients with integrated cross-border counseling and strategic planning on issues related to labor, employment, benefits, and immigration. Felipe’s first language is Portuguese, and he is fluent in English and Spanish.

CLE Credit

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