Consulting editor(s): Ronnie King, Ashurst LLP
Publication date: May 2012
By bringing together practitioners' perspectives on different key issues regarding the resolution of disputes in the energy sector, the book under review makes an original contribution to grasping a not well-known aspect of energy law.
In sum, this publication will be of great interest to in-house corporate counsel and commercial personnel at companies operating in the energy sector, as well as to students and practicing lawyers.
It is a helpful and practical primer on a wide range of energy dispute topics.
Energy disputes cover a broad canvas, and I believe the book is particularly useful for enabling a specialist in one area of energy work to understand points of contact with other, related areas – essential in dealing with this increasingly complex and interconnected subject.
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The international energy industry frequently gives rise to complex, high-value disputes. As economic and commercial circumstances change, joint venture partners may disagree over operations, sellers and buyers may manoeuvre to amend pricing terms and states may seek to improve their take from investment projects. Any of these outcomes can have significant consequences for the long-term prospects of companies operating in the sector.
These are just some of the issues covered by this new title, which provides a practical, user-friendly overview of the essentials of dispute resolution in the energy industry. Leading practitioners from international law firms and global companies consider, among other things, the drafting of dispute resolution clauses, the effective use of international arbitration, the management of large-scale energy disputes, and the development of case law in oil and gas disputes, construction disputes, environmental disputes and disputes arising in the nuclear sector.
Edited by Ronnie King, head of the arbitration team at international law firm Ashurst LLP, this title will be of practical value for all dispute resolution lawyers advising in the energy industry, and for others who have an interest in the important issues discussed.