Energy and Infrastructure

We regularly handle disputes arising from gas, oil, electricity and other forms of power.   

Examples of some recent matters that we have successfully handled: 

  • Acting for the Bulgarian Overgas Group in a US$105 million arbitration (settled in March 2021) with Russian oil giant Gazprom relating to Gazprom’s decision to stop supplying natural gas to Overgas in January 2016. 
  • Advising the world’s second largest Oil and gas company Rosneft in overturning the largest ever arbitral award of US$50billion made against it, known as ‘the Yukos award’. Our team were instructed as co-counsel to develop the successful strategy. 
  • Advising a listed Indian energy company in two SIAC international arbitrations with a value of US$320million arising out of a dispute with lenders following a private equity transaction with international investors to consolidate its shareholding in a company controlling major international assets.

We also have many years’ experience representing clients in disputes relating to construction, both in Court and arbitrations. 

Our recent work includes acting for: 

  • a Rwandan commercial client in an ICC arbitration in Paris, under a FIDIC construction contract based for the construction and development of a 4-star hotel; 
  • a high-net-worth individual in respect of disputes under the JCT Intermediate Building Contract over a Contractor’s design of two luxury multi-storey properties in Knightsbridge, London; 
  • a UK property developer in respect of disputes with the main contractor under JCT Design and Build Contracts for the construction of three luxury residential properties in Surrey; and 
  • a Guernsey-based investor in respect of an adjudication decision under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 pertaining to investment properties being constructed in England. 
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