John P Bowman

John P Bowman
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Who's Who Legal Energy: Lawyers

John P Bowman is a partner with King & Spalding LLP in Houston, where he is engaged in an arbitration and litigation practice representing primarily international oil companies and service companies in a wide range of commercial and investment disputes. Increasingly, he is called upon to assist IOCs and international NOCs design and evaluate stabilisation, choice of law, and dispute resolution provisions in upstream and project agreements with host governments and NOCs. In November 2017 he was chosen by the Institute for Energy Law to receive its Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation Award, given to one energy litigator each year whose achievements “have won the admiration of his or her peers”, at the Institute’s annual energy litigation conference. John served as president of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (2014–2015) (the only disputes lawyer so honoured) and is a former member of the governing council of the Texas State Bar Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section (2013–2016). He was awarded the AIPN Education Award for 2010–2011 and 2011–2012; the Legacy Award for 2012–2013; and the President’s Award for 2015–2016. John teaches international energy arbitration at Georgetown University Law Center and is an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy in Dundee, Scotland. He received his JD from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1980, where he was editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review. In April 2018 he received the University of Kansas School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award. 

WWL says: John Bowman is a disputes specialist who stands out among peers for his exceptional work handling energy-related commercial and investment arbitration proceedings.

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