Professor John Paterson

Professor John Paterson
LLB(Hons), DipLP (Aberdeen), LLM (Edinburgh), PhD (European University Institute)

Chair in Law

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Professor John Paterson
Professor John Paterson

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The University of Aberdeen Taylor Building, Room C33

Biography

Professor Paterson trained as a solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor to the Secretary of State for Scotland before pursuing an academic career. After studying at the EUI, Florence, Italy, he was a Research Assistant at the Centre de Philosophie du Droit, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he worked principally on the Governance Project with the Forward Studies Unit of the European Commission. He was Senior Lecturer and then Reader at the University of Westminster between 1998 and 2004 when he joined the University of Aberdeen as a Reader. He was appointed Professor of Law in August 2011. He was Acting Head of School 2011-12 and Vice Principal for Internationalisation 2016-18. He is a co-founder of the Centre for Energy Law and directs Aberdeen's involvement in the North Sea Energy Law Programme.

His research has covered systems theory, the regulation of risk, governance in the EU, corporate governance and energy law. He has been involved in a number of international projects both in research and teaching. He has provided specialist training in oil and gas law and corporate governance for the corporate sector, expert advice in international arbitration, and consultancy to international organisations. He is series editor (together with Professor Julian Webb) of the Law, Science and Society series published by Routledge-Cavendish.

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PhD Supervision Interests

Prof. Paterson is interested in supervising research students working in the following areas: corporate governance, legal theory and energy law.

Publications

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  • Paterson, JB 2012, Law’s Role in the Tension between Security and Sovereignty in the Field of Energy Resources. in JA McNeish & O Logan (eds), Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-Economics of Oil and Gas. Pluto Press.
  • Paterson, JB 2012, Occupational Health and Safety Law: the Oil and Gas Industry. in R Pereira & K Makuch (eds), Environmental and Energy Law. Wiley-Blackwell , Chichester, pp. 225-239.
  • Paterson, JB 2011, Decommissioning of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations. in G Gordon, J Paterson & E Usenmez (eds), Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Second edn, Dundee University Press, Dundee, pp. 285-329.
  • Paterson, JB 2011, Health and Safety at Work Offshore. in J Paterson, G Gordon & E Usenmez (eds), Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Second edn, Dundee University Press, Dundee, pp. 187-230.
  • Paterson, JB & Gordon, GW 2011, Mature Province Initiatives. in J Paterson, G Gordon & E Usenmez (eds), Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Second edn, Dundee University Press, Dundee, pp. 112-136.
  • Hunter, T & Paterson, JB 2011, 'Offshore Petroleum Facility Integrity in Australia and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Study of Two Countries Utilising the Safety Case Regime', Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1-27. <> [Online] DOI: http://www.ogel.org/article.asp?key=3195
  • Gordon, GW, Paterson, JB & Usenmez, E (eds) 2011, Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends . 2nd edn, Dundee University Press, Dundee.
  • Paterson, J, Gordon, GW & Usenmez, E 2011, Oil and Gas Law on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. in J Paterson, G Gordon & E Usenmez (eds), Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Second edn, Dundee University Press, Dundee, pp. 1-13.
  • Paterson, J 2010, 'Corporate governance in India in the context of the Companies Bill 2009: part 2: evaluation', International Company and Commercial Law Review, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 83-95.
  • Paterson, J 2010, 'Corporate governance in India in the context of the Companies Bill 2009: part 3: proposals', International Company and Commercial Law Review, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 131-143.
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