Oil and gas disputes: International dispute resolution framework and institutions
Produced in partnership with Craig Tevendale of Herbert Smith Freehills
Oil and gas disputes: International dispute resolution framework and institutions

The following Energy practice note produced in partnership with Craig Tevendale of Herbert Smith Freehills provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Oil and gas disputes: International dispute resolution framework and institutions
  • Oil and gas disputes
  • Types of disputes
  • Company v company
  • Company v state
  • State v state
  • Planning for disputes in oil and gas sector
  • When to consider planning for disputes during a deal
  • Ways to minimise costs and time delays
  • Dispute resolution methods
  • More...

Stop press: The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released updates to its ‘Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration’ (the ICC Note). The revised ICC Note took effect on 1 January 2021 to coincide with the entry into force of the 2021 ICC Arbitration Rules (2021 ICC Rules). The ICC Note was last updated in 2019 and the updated version will apply to all ICC arbitrations regardless of the version of the ICC Arbitration Rules apply in a particular case. For further information on the 2021 ICC Note, see News Analysis: Updates to ICC Note released to reflect 2021 ICC Rules and on ICC arbitration proceedings more generally, see: ICC arbitration—overview.

Oil and gas disputes

A significant proportion of international arbitration cases are energy disputes. For example, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) 2019 Casework Report recorded that 22% of LCIA disputes related to the energy and resources sector.

Energy claims are likely to continue to increase in light of the projection that up to $US 67 trillion of investment will be needed to supply the world's energy needs up to 2040.

This Practice Note will focus on the types of disputes that arise in the oil and gas sector, how to plan for a dispute, the different methods of

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