Legal and Commercial Advisor, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
SUSAN MAPLES Biography
Susan Dyer Maples is an associate in the international arbitration, oil and gas, and international corporate groups.
Ms. Maples advises governments and state-owned companies on negotiations in a number of transactions and disputes involving oil and gas, mining, energy and other host government agreements.
Having worked in over 30 countries, her experience includes; PSC negotiations and renegotiations, negotiating farm-ins with major IOCS, designing competitive tenders for licensing rights in the oil and gas, mining sectors, legal framework assessments, cross-boarder pipeline negotiations and feasibility assessments, maritime boundary disputes, refinery acquisition transactions, crude oil sale transactions, cost recovery audit claim analysis, arbitral claim determination and assessment, advising on the quantum stage of arbitral proceedings.
Prior to joining Curtis, Susan was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Andrews Kurth Energy Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center and a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia Law School.
She was co-author of Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them, Oil Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them, and Contracts Confidential: Ending Secret Deals in the Extractive Industries. Ms. Maples was also a Natural Resource Governance Fellow in the Office of the Legal Advisor to the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, in Monrovia, Liberia.
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