The political and economic volatility in the energy sector has resulted in complex, high-value disputes across a range of jurisdictions.
The increasing incidence of state intervention, coupled with increased competition for resources and stronger regulation has also contributed to a rise in contentious matters.
We have advised on many of the most high profile cases in this area, managing effectively and efficiently the many disputes where hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, with significant volumes of documentation and complex, disputed facts. We have an outstanding record of assisting our clients in avoiding or resolving disputes and regulatory issues through negotiation, mediation, international arbitration, litigation, expert determination and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Recognition for our work
"The firm provides 'full cross-sector support on oil and gas matters'; clients highlight its 'thorough capital markets, M&A and litigation expertise', while its projects and regulatory work 'sets the industry standard'." Legal 500 2011 (Oil and Gas)
"Despite turbulent market conditions, this elite firm continues to perform strongly in the energy, projects and infrastructure sectors. Sources say: 'Allen & Overy's personal service is what sets it apart.' 'I am impressed by its perfect command of the project, the depth of legal investigations carried out and the quality of the work produced.'" Chambers Global 2011 (Projects and Energy)