Oil and gas disputes
Claiming damages from a JOA operator of an onshore block in sub-Saharan Africa, under the farm-in agreement, the JOA and PSC.
Expert determination – gas pricing dispute
Resisting a claim for a reduction in the price of North Sea gas under a price review clause following the alleged imposition of an environmental tax.
LCIA multi-party/multi-contract arbitration
Represented an independent US company and its affiliates in a dispute with the operator of an offshore Nigerian oil field.
UNCITRAL multi-party arbitration
Represented the claimant in a multi-party arbitration between an independent oil and gas company and its JOA partners concerning participation in an offshore India gas field.
Rights of use and allocation of capacity dispute
Advised the operator of an international gas pipeline in a dispute concerning rights of use and allocation of capacity in an UNCITRAL arbitration.
ICC arbitration – upstream oil and gas
Two ICC arbitrations involving an energy major and the national oil and national gas companies of a South American state, issues enforcing a contractual stabilisation clause.
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Appointed as co-Arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chair in arbitration proceedings under the LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules.
UNCITRAL arbitration – upstream oil and gas
Represented a major oil and gas producer in a JOA dispute concerning the rights of use, construction and engineering of a subsea gas pipeline.
Swiss chambers arbitration – shareholders agreement
Represented the claimant an arbitration concerning pre-emption rights under a shareholders agreement.
LCIA arbitration – LNG plant
Represented the respondent/counter claimant in an arbitration concerning the engineering and construction of an LNG plant in the Yemen.
ICSID arbitration – upstream oil and gas
Represented a US investor in a claim against a Caribbean state concerning the redevelopment of an offshore oil field.
LCIA arbitration – futures trading
Represented the claimant in an arbitration concerning a high profile scandal involving futures trading in the oil reserves of an African state.
UNCITRAL arbitration – reps and warranties
Advising an international bank in a reps and warranties dispute with a state agency following the sale of the bank by the agency.
Investment treaty dispute - mining
Advising a precious metals mining corporation in connection with a claim arising under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA and negotiations with host state government.
Successfully defended a jurisdictional challenge to an arbitral award relating to competing arbitration clauses - C v. D1 and Others  EWHC 2126 (Comm).
Successfully challenged a jurisdictional award where the arbitrators declined to exercise jurisdiction over defamation claims - S Limited v C Limited  EWHC B23 (Comm)
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