Kim Talus joined Tulane’s faculty in 2018 as the inaugural holder of the James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law and the founding director of the Tulane Center for Energy Law.
His extensive experience in research and consultancy has centered around international, comparative and European energy law. He has authored and co-authored articles in more than 120 publications. Talus’ work has awarded him with many recognitions, including The Willoughby Prize in 2005, for outstanding article published in the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), and a member of the Editorial Board for AIPN’s Journal of World Energy Law and Business, published by Oxford University Press. Prior to joining Tulane’s faculty, Talus was a professor of energy law at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Helsinki. Talus has also previously held teaching positions at University College London, University of Houston and University of Bonn. He works frequently with companies, public authorities and governments in various areas of energy law and policy. His recent projects relate to EU and international law aspects of large-scale infrastructure investments, upstream oil and gas as well as investment disputes.