Additional Specialized Areas of Focus


They've had to make a very deep analysis of issues and interpretations under New York law and have done it extremely thoroughly and quickly.
— Chambers USA
We work as a team beautifully.
— Chambers USA
Where Advocacy Meets Business

Our energy clients entrust us with bet-the-company cases worth billions of dollars, but also know we can handle smaller matters efficiently.

Our team has been resolving energy disputes for over 30 years. Our clients span the oil & gas and power/renewables sectors, as well as related industries like mining and shipping. In addition to our extensive construction experience, we handle disputes involving shareholder/JV/partnership agreements, JOAs and concessions, M&A deals, hedging contracts, long-term supply agreements, power purchase agreements, and O&M agreements.

Many of our energy clients’ most critical disputes are resolved in arbitration. They turn to us for our market-leading arbitration expertise and insights into the process and key players.


We represent or have represented:

  • Brazilian company in a tripartite LCIA-administered arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules arising out of a joint operating agreement.  (Brazilian law; Paris seat)
  • Multinational owners of a power plant in Central America in a $1.2 billion ICC arbitration against a Chinese contractor concerning termination of an EPC contract and financing agreement. (New York law; Singapore seat)
  • German parent and its US subsidiary in an ICDR arbitration against a Canadian infrastructure company concerning supply of turbines to a major wind farm project in Texas.  (New York law; New York seat)
  • Subsidiary of a European energy company in an ICC arbitration over termination of a Spanish contractor for a BOT hydro dam project in Central America, also involving litigation over security. (New York law; Miami seat)
  • US energy company in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration of post-acquisition claims for breach of warranties/fraud arising from the purchase of a power plant in Pakistan.  (English law; Singapore seat)
  • Multinational engineering company in an ICC arbitration concerning warranties for remediation of a site used for petrochemical activities.  (Florida law; New York seat)
  • Owner of a combined cycle power plant in Guatemala in advising on claims arising out of installation of a defective turbine, including claims against the OEM as well as the installer.
  • US energy company in an ICSID arbitration against a Latin American state, seeking recovery for breaches of international law arising out of interference in the power generation and distribution markets.
  • European oil company against a multinational oil company in an ICC arbitration in a dispute arising out of a JOA for a concession in Venezuela.  (New York and Venezuelan law; New York seat)
  • US oil company in an UNCITRAL conciliation against a North African state-owned entity in a dispute concerning contractual renegotiation.
  • European energy company in an ICDR arbitration over tax allocations in a JV agreement for an LNG project in the Caribbean (and overseeing local litigation strategy).  (New York and Trinidad law; New York seat)
  • African state-owned petroleum company in court proceedings in New York and Washington D.C. regarding the enforcement of a multi-billion dollar arbitration award in US federal court; the arbitration underlying the award involved a complex dispute with JV partners regarding profit-sharing and tax implications.
  • Brazilian corporation in an ICDR arbitration and parallel US litigation concerning international sales contracts for fuel supply. (New York law; New York seat)
  • Multinational engineering company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a JV for construction/refurbishment of an oil refinery project in Mexico. (New York seat; New York law)
  • US power company against an instrumentality of an Indian State Government in an ad hoc arbitration in India. (New York and Indian law; Indian seat)
  • Middle East oil and gas company in New York litigation against a major US investment bank regarding claims arising out of a complex hedging program.
  • Multinational company in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore concerning claims for fraud and breach of warranty following the acquisition of a co-generation plant in Pakistan. (English law; Singapore seat)
  • Multinational energy company on managing and ultimately settling a series of alleged breaches of an M&A agreement for the acquisition of a bundle of energy-related assets arising out of the largest intra-South American energy deal.
  • European energy company in an international law dispute against a sovereign, with claims brought under the ECT and the applicable BIT regarding the sovereign’s regulatory restructuring of its energy sector.
  • Multinational energy company in reviewing and coordinating multiple commercial arbitrations and litigations affecting power and gas assets throughout Brazil, including settling a long-standing dispute with the Brazilian energy regulator.


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