Y. Abul-Failat (with Elizabeth Eljuri), Political Risk Management in Natural Resources Projects in MENA and the Latin American Regions

In the last decade or more, events in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region as well as Latin America (“LATAM”) has brought political risk faced by International Resources Companies (“IRC”) and the stability of the countries in which they operate in to the forefront of their concerns. The Arab Spring, the sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Iran’s rising tensions with Israel, its role in supporting the Assad regime, sectarianism and civil conflicts, seem to have become a trend in the MENA region that can only affect the stability sought.

A. Lazem and Y. Abul-Failat, Oil and Gas Law Statute Book 2014/15

This book contains a collection of statutes that is suitable for legal practitioners and academics working in the field. This is the first volume of the Oil and Gas Law Statute Book and is the first contribution of the Energy Law Series that Dunya Publishing will produce to supplement legal research and practice in energy law.

Y. Abul Failat, Fracking the UK's Shale Gas Regime

The production of oil and natural gas from shale formations is becoming a trend, many countries with technically and economically recoverable unconventional resources endeavoured to explore how shale formations may benefit the economy and achieve energy security. The trajectory of shale gas development in the UK is highly supported by the government; in the Gas Generation Strategy Paper published by the UK government on 5 December 2013, it is recognised that the shale gas production would decrease reliance on imports and thus enhance the UK’s energy security.