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Energy  disputes

Entities in the energy industry operate in a complicated, highly regulated environment. The Eversheds Sutherland energy disputes team has extensive experience in the issues facing these entities and understand how disputes arise. Our legal team will help you to mitigate risk so that you can focus on reaching your commercial objectives.

Experienced energy and disputes lawyers

When legal proceedings cannot be avoided, we recognize the critical importance of efficient, cost-effective case management. Our dedicated team recognizes the importance of client resources, and we use early case assessment to quickly develop strategies with you to achieve optimal results.

From risk mitigation to crisis management, contracting advice to international arbitration, we work with energy sector clients operating across the whole spectrum of business areas: energy companies, integrated majors, producers, pipelines, drillers, mining companies, power generators, nuclear developers, renewable energy developers, commodity traders, crude transportation companies, operators and businesses that finance and insure the industry.

Our team guides, negotiates, arbitrates, litigates and resolves the legal needs of energy sector clients.

International arbitration lawyers

Our market-leading practitioners regularly act in all areas of international arbitration, including:

  • international commercial arbitration involving a variety of contractual disputes, such as breach of warranty, indemnity claims, termination, price revision, force majeure and general breach of contract
  • investment arbitrations arising under bilateral or multilateral investment treaties
  • public international law, particularly inter-state boundary disputes in the context of contested oil and gas resources and sanctions regimes/embargoes

We also regularly advise prospective investors on structuring their transactions to take maximum advantage of available treaty protections.

We have particular in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas sector, from upstream to downstream, and have worked extensively with both IOCs and NOCs, giving us a unique perspective of interests on both sides.

Commercial disputes lawyers

We regularly act for energy sector clients on some of the most heavyweight and high profile disputes coming before the courts. Our experience spans all areas, including oil and gas, mining, power generation and renewables litigation.

The team have experience in joint venture and shareholder disputes, product liability claims, technology disputes, environmental claims and group actions.

Construction and engineering lawyers

Our experienced construction and engineering energy lawyers create and deliver effective strategies for the resolution of disputes for major clients in the oil and gas, clean energy, power generation and nuclear sectors. We use litigation, arbitration, adjudication, Dispute Adjudication Boards and alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and early neutral evaluation.

We can support you with energy projects from negotiation through construction and into the operation and maintenance phase. Our team have substantial experience with EPC contracts and, as well as advising on bespoke contracts, are familiar with all relevant standard forms such as FIDIC, LOGIC, IChemE and NEC.

Contact our energy disputes team

If you would like any further information or need advice on energy disputes law, then please do not hesitate to contact our legal team.

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