Skelton Lecture Series – Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

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Skelton Lecture

Soldiers of Fortunes: The Role of Lawyers Fighting Corruption in Africa

by Agostinho Pereira de Miranda, Miranda & Associados.

The Skelton Lecture Series will be held conveniently in downtown Houston at the Magnolia Hotel – 1100 Texas Ave., Houston, Texas 77002. // Map – Directions

The Skelton Lecture Series provides one (1) hour of minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) credit for Texas attorneys who attend. MCLE #901369738.

Click here to register to attend the Skelton Lecture Series.


For questions about obtaining MCLE credit for attending the Skelton Lecture Series, please contact Allyson Li (Managing Editor). Email: allysonyangli@gmail.com // Tel: (936) 229-1493

About the Skelton Lecture Series

Each year, the Houston Journal of International Law (HJIL), a student-run publication at the University of Houston Law Center, presents an educational lecture on a developing topic in international law.

Now known as the HJIL Skelton Lecture Series, the next event features Agostinho Pereira de Miranda, the Senior Partner and founder of the Portuguese law firm Miranda & Associados, who will offer a presentation Soldiers of Fortunes: The Role of Lawyers Fighting Corruption in Africa. Mr. Miranda will also publish an article on this same topic in a future issue of the Journal.

He is the Chair of the Ethics Committee in the Portuguese Arbitration Association and a member of the ICC Portuguese Arbitration Commission. Agostinho seats on the Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators of ICSID (The World Bank). A graduate of the Coimbra University Law School (1974), Agostinho attended in 1983 post-graduation studies in Comparative International Law at The Institute for International and Comparative Law, Dallas, U.S.A. He has worked and lived in Lisbon, Luanda (Angola), London, Houston and San Francisco. For approximately 6 years, Agostinho worked as in-house counsel for Gulf Oil Corporation and Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. In both companies he was charged with primary responsibility for the legal aspects of their operations in Angola, Zaire (currently Democratic Republic of Congo) and Gabon. Agostinho also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cabinda Gulf Oil Company a subsidiary of Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. He teaches or has taught Energy Law and/or Arbitration Law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa Law School (Lisbon, Portugal), Universidade Agostinho Neto (Luanda, Angola), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo, Mozambique) and I.S.C.T.E (Lisbon, Portugal). Agostinho has acted as a consultant to the United Nations, The World Bank, USAID, OPIC and other international organizations. He seats or has sat as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors or Remuneration Committees of several Portuguese companies, including Galp Energia, Zon, Ren, Siderurgia Nacional and Sofid. Agostinho is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (1985), the American Bar Association (1983) and the International Bar Association (1986). He is the only Portuguese member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Senior Lawyers Project. Agostinho has written extensively on oil and gas, arbitration and various other legal issues.

The 2017 HJIL Skelton Lecture Series will be offered on February 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Magnolia Hotel (1100 Texas Ave.), a convenient location for legal professionals working in downtown Houston.

The Skelton Lecture Series provides one (1) hour of minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) credit for Texas attorneys who attend. Click here to register to attend the Skelton Lecture Series.

For questions about obtaining MCLE credit for attending the Skelton Lecture Series, please contact Allyson Li (Managing Editor). Email: allysonyangli@gmail.com // Tel: (936) 229-1493


Synopsis of  Agostinho Pereira de Miranda Presentation


2017 Skelton Lecture Series

Time / Place: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Magnolia Hotel, 1100 Texas Ave.

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. – 7: 15 p.m. Introduction

7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Presentation by Agostinho Pereira de Miranda 

8:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

OTHER RESOURCES

See James W. Skelton, Jr., The Journal at 30: An Insider’s View, 30 Hous. J. Int’l L. 617 (2008), for a concise account of the Journal’s first 30 years, given by a longtime supporter and advisor to the Journal.


OTHER UPCOMING HJIL EVENTS

Houston Journal of International Law Spring Banquet // Thursday, April 6th, 2017, 7 p.m.