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, energy from waste projects, 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.