Our Energy team combines the strongest elements from our commercial, construction, technology and maritime expertise.

These strengths enable us to bring first-class advocacy, international experience and deep sector knowledge to the full spectrum of energy disputes. We pride ourselves on getting to the heart of the highly technical issues that often arise in these sorts of disputes and explaining complex matters with precision and clarity.
Our expertise within the energy sector includes:

  • Oil and gas: We have acted in disputes arising from the construction of some of the largest oil and gas infrastructure projects in the world, including onshore and offshore oil field developments, transcontinental pipelines, marine terminals and strategic oil and gas storage facilities. We have specific expertise in disputes relating to LNG plants, refineries and pipelines, as well as the construction and hire of drill ships, rigs and offshore supply vessels. We regularly act in joint-venture disputes relating to the oil and gas sectors and have acted in major disputes relating to Joint Operating Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements and other joint-venture agreements in the oil and gas sectors.
  • Renewables: We have acted in disputes concerning windfarms, biomass-fired furnaces, geothermal power plants, waste power generators, hydroelectric schemes and solar power plants, both domestically and internationally.
  • Power production: We have a wealth of experience in disputes covering aspects of power production across the globe, including disputes over mining and fuel-supply agreements, the construction of power plants and power-purchase agreements. More recently, the growth of terrorism and piracy in resource-rich parts of the world has led to members of Chambers acting in energy-related cases where there is also a national security dimension.
  • Nuclear: Our experience of the nuclear sector spans the whole process of energy production and distribution. Starting from the inception of nuclear plants and ending at the delivery of nuclear-derived energy, we are adept at dealing with disputes arising from any of the technically complex phases of the process.

Our Energy practice, like the energy industry, is truly international and we have provided representation in disputes on projects in Africa, Asia – China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore – Australia, Europe, the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Oman – and South America.

Queen's Counsel

Nick Vineall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2006

Sean Brannigan QC

Call 1994 Queen's Counsel 2009

John Rowland QC

Call 1979 Queen's Counsel 1996

Nigel Tozzi QC

Call 1980 Queen's Counsel 2001

James Cross QC

Call 1985 Queen's Counsel 2006

Stephen Cogley QC

Call 1984 Queen's Counsel 2011

Fiona Sinclair QC

Call 1989 Queen's Counsel 2013

Rachel Ansell QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2014

Sean O’Sullivan QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2014

Benjamin Pilling QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2015

Alexander Hickey QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2016

Lynne McCafferty QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2018

James Leabeater QC

Call 1999 Queen's Counsel 2019

Jessica Stephens QC

Call 2001 Queen's Counsel 2019

Juniors

Simon Henderson

Call 1993

Claire Packman

Call 1996

Jonathan Lewis

Call 1996

James Bowling

Call 1999

Jennie Gillies

Call 2000

James Watthey

Call 2000

Kate Livesey

Call 2001

Thomas Crangle

Call 2002

George Woods

Call 2003

James Hatt

Call 2003

Luke Wygas

Call 2004

Neil Henderson

Call 2004

Laura Crowley

Call 2005

Simon Hale

Call 2006

Alexander Wright

Call 2007

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Daniel Goodkin

Call 2008

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Sanjay Patel

Call 2010

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne

Call 2011

Gideon Shirazi

Call 2012

Ed Jones

Call 2012

Daniel Churcher

Call 2012

Robert Scrivener

Call 2013

Helen Dennis

Call 2013

Daniel Khoo

Call 2014

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

Full-time Arbitrators

Christopher Moger QC FCIArb

Full-time Arbitrator

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