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John Bowman is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office. Mr. Bowman is engaged in an arbitration and litigation practice representing primarily international oil companies and service companies in a wide range of commercial and investment disputes. Mr. Bowman has represented energy companies in arbitration and litigation, including in AMI and confidentiality agreement disputes, production sharing contract disputes (renegotiation demands, windfall profits taxes, failure of state oil company to pay costs), joint operating agreement disputes (removal of operator, joint interest billings, preferential purchase rights, voting rights, disputes between investors and promoters), seismic licensing disputes, drilling contract disputes, gas contract disputes (price, take or pay, ratable takes, minimum takes, gas quality and measurement), gas marketing disputes (failure to deliver, imbalances), royalty owner disputes (drainage, failure to market, affiliate sales, calculation and payment of royalties, lease termination), and property valuation disputes (including look-backs), as well as in contested proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission. Mr. Bowman has been continuously involved in the arbitration of energy and petrochemical disputes, domestic and international, in which he has been called upon to enforce arbitration agreements under state and federal arbitration acts and international conventions, to advise clients concerning the selection of arbitrators and arbitration procedures, to represent clients in arbitration proceedings, and to defend arbitration awards against attempts to challenge them in the courts.
French and Spanish.
Mr. Bowman is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and was selected by the American Arbitration Association as a member of its National Energy and Commercial Panels, as well as its Houston Oil and Gas Panel. He is a Fellow and Certified Tutor of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He is Houston correspondent of the International Arbitration Institute, Paris, and a member of the International Arbitration Club, London. Mr. Bowman has served as an arbitrator in several domestic and international proceedings dealing with energy matters.
J.D., University of Kansas B.A., University of Kansas.