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Energy Disputes

Deep understanding of the complexities and implications of global trends

Rich experience, practical advice and industry knowledge is essential to the effective management, mitigation and resolution of the wide range of problems which can arise for energy investments, projects and transactions.

We work with downstream, upstream and commodity companies at every stage of the supply chain to mitigate risk, develop commercially effective strategies and resolve disputes across a range of industries, including in the natural resources, nuclear, renewables and power sectors, and involving counterparties both commercial and governmental.

The issues with which we assist our clients extend to construction disputes, LNG price reviews, taxation, insurance, insolvency, disclosure and reporting obligations, ESG and climate change, human rights, health and safety, cybersecurity, sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance.

We advise and represent clients on complex, high-value cross-border disputes arising under all types of contracts, including joint venture agreements, production sharing agreements, drilling contracts, and long-term sales and transportation agreements, as well as on investment treaty disputes and regulatory investigations, and whether in litigation, international arbitration, mediation or expert determination.

Recent Experience

BP

Representing BP and the owners of the Andrew Field in the North Sea in their successful defence of claims, both in the Commercial Court and in the Court of Appeal, brought by Scottish Power under a long term gas sales agreement relating to a prolonged failure to deliver gas. Scottish Power's claim for £85m in damages was dismissed

BUYERS AND SELLERS ON VARIOUS PRICE REVIEWS

Acting for both buyers and sellers on various LNG and pipeline price reviews under long term contracts

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Accolades

Houses top-tier litigation practices across London, Asia and Australia, as well as a leading Africa-wide presence. Also has impressive offices throughout Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The firm offers stellar capabilities handling disputes [in the energy sector]
CHAMBERS GLOBAL: GLOBAL-WIDE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 2021
Diverse energy practice with a notable reputation for its work in power and oil and gas, as well as significant expertise in renewables work
CHAMBERS UK: ENERGY DISPUTES 2021
Commands a stellar reputation for energy disputes work
CHAMBERS UK: ENERGY DISPUTES 2021
The team… has an impressive contentious offering
LEGAL 500 UK: OIL AND GAS
Standout arbitration capability coupled with an unrivalled breadth of regional coverage... Especially noted for its handling of investment treaty, energy and resources and construction disputes
CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC: ASIA-PACIFIC WIDE ARBITRATION
LOW OIL PRICE - HIGH DISPUTES RISK: THE SCOPE FOR DISPUTES IN A WORLD OF LOW OIL PRICES
Low oil price - high disputes risk: The scope for disputes in a world of low oil prices

Oil prices have recently reached historic lows. Oil companies are faced with a number of potential legal issues as low oil prices impact their trading and operational agreements. In this briefing we consider some of the key issues triggered by the current low oil price environment.

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