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Energy Disputes

Deep understanding of the complexities and implications of global trends

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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

Cavendish Fluor Partnership

Advising Cavendish Fluor Partnership as the successful bidder in relation to EnergySolutions EU Limited v the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; also advising Cavendish Fluor Partnership and Magnox Limited in relation to a further claim brought by Bechtel in respect of the same procurement process

Various Site Licence Company and Parent Body Organisations

Advising various Site Licence Company and Parent Body Organisations in relation to their rights under, and potential disputes pursuant to, Nuclear decommissioning contracts with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

A GLOBAL ENERGY COMPANY

Advising a global energy company on its rights under, and the implications of withdrawing from, a renewable energy project in a disputed territory, including advice in relation to the joint venture and contractual matrix, international law and business and human rights implications

Ausgrid, Endeavour & Essential Energy

Representing the three government owned electricity distribution business in NSW in an appeal to the Australian Competition Tribunal of pricing and revenue cap determinations by the Australian Energy Regulator (a division of the Australian Competition & Consumer commission). Estimated value A$3.6 billion

A LEADING PRC STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISE

Representing a leading PRC state-owned enterprise as claimants against its joint venture partner in a multi-billion dollar arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), relating to their investment in a European company.

NORD STREAM 2

Representing Nord Stream 2, in the first-ever Energy Charter Treaty claim against the European Union

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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