Cameron, Peter


  • United Kingdom

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Peter Cameron joined CEPMLP in 1997 as Professor of International Energy Law and Policy, after 11 years at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, where he was Director of the Internationaal Institut voor Energierecht. In 2002 he became Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre in the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where he organised a series of annual EU energy law seminars for 6 years. In August 2015 Peter became Director of CEPMLP within the new School of Social Sciences at the University. He has held visiting professorial appointments at the Universities of Madrid (Autonoma), MGIMO (Moscow) and Singapore (NUS).

Peter has concentrated primarily on oil and gas law in his career as an energy specialist. From 1991 onwards he was regularly employed by the World Bank as a consultant responsible for drafting oil and gas laws and model contracts, working in Poland, in Russia for the Yeltsin Government, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, and later in Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania. Subsequently, he worked closely with the Norwegian Government and through them assisted the Governments of Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Togo in drafting their hydrocarbons and gas legislation. For a time Peter was seconded to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific at their headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

Peter has always remained close to the world of legal practice, being a long-time member of the International Bar Association and the AIPN. He is a barrister (England and Wales, Middle Temple), and has regularly been asked by governments and investors to testify in arbitral proceedings as an expert witness.  Peter's most recent publication, 'International Energy Investment Law: The Pursuit of Stability' (Oxford University Press, 2010), is currently being prepared for its second edition, including new chapters on gas and renewable energy disputes, and damages in energy claims. A book-length publication, 'Oil, Gas and Mining: A Source Book', will be published by The World Bank in early 2017 (see Activities).

Peter was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013.  He is co-Director of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration and has been an honorary Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University's Europa Institute for several years. 


International Oil and Gas Law and Policy is the main course taught by Professor Cameron at present. It covers key issues that affect governments and investors and the ways in which law attempts to resolve them. Currently, it attracts more than a hundred graduate students from around the world.

He also supervises a number of PhD students.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Laws, University of Edinburgh


  • K Law (General)
  • energy, oil, gas, mining
  • development

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Projects 2013 2013

Extractive Industries Source Book

Cameron, P.


Project: Research

Research Output 1994 2018

Across the universe of shale resources-a comparative assessment of the emerging legal foundations for unconventional energy

Cameron, P., Castro, J. F. N., Lanardonne, T. & Wood, G., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of World Energy Law and Business. 11, 4, p. 283-321 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

best practice
Shale oil
regulatory approach
4 Citations (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)

Oil, Gas and Mining: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries

Cameron, P. D. & Stanley, M. C., 6 Jun 2017, 1 ed. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. 321 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
sustainable development
developing world
1 Citation (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Stabilization and the impact of changing patterns of energy investment

Cameron, P. D., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of World Energy Law & Business. 10, 5, p. 389-403 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
109 Downloads (Pure)

A review of energy law education in the UK

Heffron, R., Roberts, P., Cameron, P. & Johnston, A., 3 Oct 2016, In : Journal of World Energy Law & Business. 9, 5, p. 346-356 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Introduction: The Internal Energy Market: Redefining Objectives

Cameron, P., 27 Oct 2016, Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation: The Consolidation of Energy Law Across Europe. Cameron, P. D. & Heffron, R. J. (eds.). 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 3-31 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)




Peter Cameron (Recipient), 1 May 2013

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2012 2016

Extractives Hub

Peter Cameron (Member)
7 Jan 201630 Apr 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

International Energy Arbitration Centre

Peter Cameron (Contributor)

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Extractive Industries Source Book Project

Peter Cameron (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy


Adjustment to the International Legal Regime on Regulation of Accidental Pollution from Offshore Petroleum Operations

Author: Amaduobogha, S. W., 2015

Supervisor: Vinogradov, S. (Supervisor) & Cameron, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

An Analysis of Petroleum Contract Renegotiation under Changed Circumstances

Author: Namdar Zangeneh, M., 2016

Supervisor: Dow, S. (Supervisor) & Cameron, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Applying principles of administrative law to investor-state treaty arbitrations

Author: Mata-Garcia, C. R., 2012

Supervisor: Cameron, P. (Supervisor) & Desta, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A theory of configurative fairness for evolving International legal orders: linking the scientific study of value subjectivity to Jurisprudential thought

Author: Behn, D., 2013

Supervisor: Cameron, P. (Supervisor) & Desta, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Connecting the dots: A systemic approach to evaluating potential constraints to renewable electricity technology deployment to 2020 and beyond in the United Kingdom

Author: Wood, G. C., 2013

Supervisor: Dow, S. (Supervisor), Cameron, P. (Supervisor), Ross, A. (Supervisor) & Rodley, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy