Dr. Ken Mildwaters
Managing Partner, Mildwaters Consulting LLP
Dr. Ken Mildwaters is the senior partner at Mildwaters Consulting LLP, a UK based law firm that focuses on the natural resources (oil, gas and mining) sector.
He is a world-renowned expert specialising in the field of natural resources law. With over 30 years experience, he brings a unique blend of legal, academic and corporate experience to the field of oil and gas agreements.
In practice as a partner and of-counsel with leading law firms in the U.K., Europe and Australia, he has advised on a broad and varied range of projects, including:
He has been actively involved in joint ventures, joint operating agreements, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, off-take and lifting agreements, royalty agreements, abandonment agreements, service agreements and transport agreements. In the natural resources sector, he has extensive practical experience in the acquisition, disposal and financing of interests and assets, as well as capital raising activities and direct foreign investment.
He is a sought-after speaker and presenter, and is a faculty member at the Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Law Studies at the University of Dundee, where he lectures on “Commercial Contracts in the International Oil and Gas Industries”. In 1998/1999 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University. His academic interests lie in the intersection of law and business, where he has concentrated on joint ventures/joint operating agreements and negotiation.
He is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, Energy Law Association Inc. (New Zealand), International Bar Association Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and United Kingdom Oil Lawyers Group.