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John Bowman specializes in disputes involving the oil and gas industry. A partner in the International Arbitration practice and leader of theUpstream Oil and Gas practice segment, John represents international energy companies in commercial and investment disputes. 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 its annual energy litigation conference in November 2017.

Mr. Bowman teaches International Energy Arbitration at Georgetown University Law Center, and is also an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, in Dundee. For 37 years, John has represented energy companies in arbitration and litigation of disputes concerning expropriation of facilities and contract rights; production sharing contracts; AMIs; joint operating agreements; farm-out agreements; seismic licensing and drilling contracts; gas supply and LNG sales contracts; and representation agreements.


  • J.D., University of Kansas
  • B.A., University of Kansas

Updated Sep 2021