Energy & Infrastructure Disputes
The firm has a proven track record of advising on energy disputes throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, using litigation, arbitration and ADR.
Working with the firm’s pre-eminent global energy and infrastructure team, Linklaters’ disputes team appears on the most complex energy and infrastructure disputes. The team’s track record includes cases involving the world’s biggest oil production platform and the world’s biggest automated air cargo facility.
Governments, multinationals and financial institutions turn to Linklaters in disputes as varied as exploration rights; construction and upgrade of production platforms; pipeline capacity rights and take or pay obligations; construction of LNG plants; oil storage facility and pipeline failures; oil purchase contracts; power plant construction; turbine failures; power purchase agreements; nuclear reactor testing and nuclear fuel; construction of offshore wind farms; electricity and gas trading; mining projects and air and rail transport infrastructure projects.
Recent energy, natural resources and infrastructure litigation cases include advising:
- a leading company in the field of constructing and operating off-shore wind parks with regard to potential investment protection claims under ICSID and the Energy Charter Treaty in the event of revocation of the construction and operation license
- Alstom Power, in a consortium with Alstom Power and Ansaldo Energia, in arbitration proceedings brought by Pont Ventoux regarding a contract for the construction of an hydroelectric plant in Susa Valley
- a large multi-national corporation in two SCC arbitration procedures in a dispute concerning a failed joint venture project in an emerging Eastern European country for the production and trading of energy products
- China Development Bank Corporation, The Export-Import Bank of China, Sberbank of Russia and Gazprombank (Joint-Stock Company) on their €3.6bn facility to fund the construction of the Yamal LNG Project
- a large multinational corporation in two SCC arbitration procedures in a dispute concerning a failed joint venture project in an emerging Eastern European country for the production and trading of energy products
- a multinational petrochemical group in a US$ multi-million arbitration in India arising out of gas sale agreements
- an international energy supplier and its parent against a Luxembourg company Soteg in an ICC Arbitration regarding a demand for price adjustment of a gas supply agreement
- a major chemical company in connection with a judicial investigation following the filing of a complaint by an environmental NGO. The company risks a criminal conviction and an order to restore a polluted industrial site
- two leading companies in the nuclear fuel cycle and the nuclear transportation sectors in obtaining a short notice injunction to protect the transport of a shipment of plutonium from the UK to France and dismissing a claim seeking disclosure of the related contracts
- Areva providing advice relating to criminal actions being brought against one of its subsidiaries by an environmental protection association in connection with the alleged pollution of a river and the unlawful stocking of radioactive and polluting waste on site. The political dimension of this case, which occurred in the context of the recent significant growth of the nuclear energy sector, adds to the challenge for the defence