Risk Mitigation
Risk Mitigation
Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment
Engineering
Engineering
Geo-strategy
Geo-strategy
Arbitration
Arbitration
Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Publications

Presentations

Roberts, C., (2012), International Arbitration: A Course for Professionals, AIPN, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2012), International Arbitration:  A Sovereign Risk Mitigation Mechanism For The Resources Industry, AIPN Student Chapter, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2012), International Arbitration:  A Sovereign Risk Mitigation Mechanism For The Resources Industry, AMPLA State Conference, Fremantle, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2011, Sovereign Risk Mitigation For The Oil & Gas Industry, SPE, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2011), Sovereign Risk Mitigation In The Construction Industry, IAMA, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2010), Sovereign Risk Mitigation, AusIMM, Perth, Australia. 

Roberts, C., (2008), Global Risk: A Professional’s Perspective On Key Trends And Mitigation Options, IMA Asia Partner Forum, Singapore.

Roberts, C., (2008), Asian Risk: A Geo-strategic Perspective, Asia-Pacific Downunder, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2008), PAKISTAN: A Target for Foreign Direct Investment, Asia-Pacific Downunder, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2007), The Value of Investment Treaties in International Investment Disputes: A Tool for Mitigation of Political Risk, Seminar on Country Risk Assessment for Asian Regional EXIMs, Singapore.

Roberts, C., (2007), What has been the recent experience in Asia with disputes, claims and recoveries? Are there signs that governments in Asia are prepared to take some “expropriatory” measures governments have taken in some Latin American countries, e.g. Venezuela and Bolivia?, Asia Risk Management Forum 2007: How to Manage Sovereign Risks, Singapore.

Roberts, C., (2007), The Value of Investment Treaties, Asia-Pacific Downunder, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2007), Mitigation of Risk in the International Resources Sector, SPE Chapter Presentation, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2007), Current and Priority Markets for Australia's Mining Services Sector AND Addressing and Mitigating International Market Risk, Western Australian Government Overseas Network 2007, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2006), Is Your Contract Safe To Sign? – A Safeguard Against Risk In Foreign Direct Investment, World Diamond Conference, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2006), Political and Country Risk: An International Law Perspective, Asia-Pacific Downunder, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2006), Foreign Direct Investment Protection through International Law, Africa Downunder, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2006), International Mediation: Transboundary Resources, The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA), Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C., (2005), Offshore Geomechanics: The Foundation Improvement Project of the ‘NRA’, The Mining Institute of Scotland, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Roberts, C. (2004), An Environmental Study on the North West Shelf Gas Project of Australia, with the Benefit of Hindsight. The Mining Institute of Scotland, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roberts, C. (2004), Foreign Direct Investment in Mining in the Developing World, The Mining Institute of Scotland, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining; Presidential Address, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roberts. C. (2004), Opportunities for Australian Lawyers Abroad, Minter Ellison, Perth, Australia. 

Roberts, C. (2004), Oil Investment in Africa, Scottish Oil Club, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roberts, C. (2003), Mitigation of Risk to Foreign Direct Investment in Africa, Africa Downunder, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C. (2003), Where Have All the Juniors Gone? – A Look at the Changing Face of Mineral Exploration, Minter Ellison, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C (1997) Contracting In Ghana, B.O.E. NatWest Seminar On Investment In Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Roberts, C (1997) Gold In Ghana, Hartley Poynton's Seminar On Investment In West Africa, Sydney, Australia.

Journals

Roberts, C., (2005), Mitigation of Risk to Foreign Direct Investment in Mineral Resources in Africa, The CEPMLP Mining Seminar, Mining Investment & Policy: Trends & Challenges, London.

Roberts, C. (2001), The Competitive Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions of Exploration Drilling Contractors on the Global Mineral Exploration Industry, Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, November 2001, Vol.19, No.4, pp 317-328

Roberts, C (1996) The Glindemann & Kitching Safety Rod, Australian Drilling Industry Association 1996 Annual Conference, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Roberts, C (1996) Fiscal Systems and Their Effects on the Australian Resources Industry, AusIMM 1996 Annual Conference, Perth, Australia.

Roberts, C (1995) A Sensitivity Study Of The Economics of Deep Reverse Circulation Compared to Shallow Reverse Circulation Pre-Collars In Diamond Drill Holes, Fourth Geology Symposium on Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology In the Eastern Goldfields, W.A. School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Roberts, C (1994) Directional Drilling in the Mining Industry, Third Geology Symposium on Mineral Exploration and mining Geology in the Eastern Goldfields, W.A. School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Unger, W and Roberts, C (1993) The Significance Of The Drilling Industry To The Goldfields, Proceedings of the Joint IEAust and AusIMM Conference on Kalgoorlie As An Industrial Regional Centre, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Roberts, C (1993) The Design Of A Diamond Drillability Laboratory And Associated Equipment, W.A. School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Roberts, C. (1993) Technical Aspects Of Drilling And Its Relationship To Geology, Proceedings of the Kalgoorlie Centenary Geology Symposium of Minerals Exploration and Mining Geology in the Eastern Goldfields, W.A. School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Dunn, P, Roberts, C, and Ballardin, B. (1993) The Use of Specific Energy As A Drillability Tool, Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Geotechnical Instrumentation, Western Australia, Balkema, Amsterdam.

Roberts, C (1992) Core Drilling As A Geotechnical Tool, 1st Geomechanical Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Perth.

Articles

Roberts, C. (2012) Comment: “Gillard Government Trade Policy Statement”, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia

Roberts, C. (2010) RSPT: Protection in International Law, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2010) Why You Should Look at Pakistan, Asia Focus, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Introduction: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) International Investment Arbitration: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Investing in a Foreign State: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Investing in a Foreign State; Expropriation: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Priorities when Investing in a Foreign State: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Understanding Different Regimes of FDI Contracts: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Resource Regulatory Systems: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Legislation and Fiscal Systems: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Priorities for the Foreign Direct Investor: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Which States Should the Foreign Direct Investor be Wary?: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

Roberts, C. (2007) Checks for the Foreign Direct Investor: Foreign Direct Investment & Commercial Dispute Management, Lex Arbitri, Paydirt Australia.

AWAITING PUBLICATION:

Roberts, C., Governance and its Effects on Multi-National Corporations in Developing Countries: A Case Study on the Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa. (To Be Published).

Roberts, C., Competitive Tendering for Major Works Contracts in the Developing World, (To Be Published IMM).

Roberts, C., Investing in West Africa, (To Be Published).

Ganeswaran, R. and Roberts, C., Monitoring The Compressive Strength Development Of Shotcrete. (To Be Published).

Affiliations

  • Australian Mineral & Petroleum Law Association
  • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Queen Mary, University of London

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