Iraq's Oil and Gas Industry

Iraq's Oil and Gas Industry

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This presentation will be based on Janan’s book ‘Iraq’s Oil and Gas Industry’, providing a brief outline and overview of comparative contracts against the backdrop of those historically used in Iraq’s oil sector.

Author of Iraq’s Oil and Gas Industry: The Legal and Contractual Framework, Routledge, 14 June 2019.


Janan is a dual-qualified barrister with over 10 years’ experience in providing practical, commercial solutions for a range of contractual and regulatory issues. In this time, she has advised on a range of issues including energy, shipping, commodities, international trade, financial regulation and insurance. 


In addition to her professional practise, Janan has doctoral expertise in upstream oil contracts, governance, legislation and policy with a PhD attained in 2017 at SOAS, London. Janan has previously taught contract law and regulation and introduction to law and legal processes including international law. Her doctoral research interest covered the legal framework of the Iraqi oil industry in addition to the wider scope of economic and legal developments in the oil and gas industry throughout the MENA region and beyond. 


Conference Papers relating to oil legislation in Iraq have been prepared for the Iraqi government and think-tanks in addition to presentations and attendance at international venues for open and invitation-only events. Articles include: • “Energy Economics”, Finance Monthly, March 2015,  • “Iraq: the need for comprehensive oil legislation in Iraq” International Energy Law Review, 2012, 1, pp.8-13,  • “Time to review insurers’ duty of good faith”, published in Lloyd’s List, 27 April 2010, • "Damages, Late Payment and Indemnity Insurance", Journal of Business Law, June 2006, cited in Law Commission consultation paper "Insurance Contract Law: Damages for Late Payment and the Insurer's Duty of Good Faith." (Issues Paper, published 24/03/10).  • Janan has also contributed to the online industry forum CommentVisions. 

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