William T. Onorato
William T. Onorato
Dr William T. Onorato was a legal adviser, energy and mining, for the World Bank for over 16 years. Prior to that, he had extensive experience with Chevron Corporation, Getty Oil Company and Chrysler International. He is an international energy consultant and arbitrator. His PhD is in International Law from the University of Cambridge, England.

Reaching an agreement will be tricky for Beijing and Manila because of political and legal obstacles, but they can be overcome. A commercial joint venture with no legal implications on sovereignty that includes sharing resources or revenues from extraction could be a way forward.

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