Steven Otillar Named President-elect of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

(Houston) – Akin Gump oil and gas partner Steven Otillar has been nominated to serve as president-elect of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Following one year in this role, Otillar will then serve one year as president of the organization.

Otillar has been representing clients in the development, finance, acquisition and divestiture of domestic and international energy projects for more than two decades. His practice has a particular emphasis on upstream projects in emerging markets.

The AIPN, which identifies itself as the world’s premier international oil and gas organization, was founded in 1981 to enhance the professionalism of cross-border energy negotiators throughout the world. It is now composed of more than 4,500 members in more than 110 countries, representing numerous international oil and gas companies, host governments, law firms and academic institutions. AIPN members come from a variety of disciplines, including commercial, technical, academic and legal.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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