Alistair Calvert helps clients resolves disputes in the energy sector, with a focus on disputes related to oil and gas exploration. He provides advice on the management of legal risk during pre-action negotiations, managing litigation and international arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including expert determination and early neutral evaluation.
Alistair has extensive experience acting on major energy disputes in Africa, Europe and the UK.
Recent Notable Matters
Leading Nigerian downstream oil and gas company — Two sets of related ICC arbitrations (now consolidated) relating to the acquisition of strategic assets across several jurisdictions in West Africa, brought by the national oil and gas company of a West African state. Sums in dispute were in excess of $400 million.*
Listed oil company — defending breach of warranty claims proceedings in the Commercial Court*
Oriental Energy Resources Limited — Represented an indigenous Nigerian oil and gas exploration and production company, in English Commercial Court proceedings arising out of the well-publicized collapse of Afren Plc. Sums in dispute were in excess of $1 billion.*
Listed international oil company — high-profile ICC arbitration regarding a dispute over cost sharing within a joint venture to develop an oil field offshore Ghana*
International oil and gas company — LCIA arbitration regarding a dispute concerning termination of an O&M contract, in connection with an oil field offshore Nigeria*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell
Publications and Speeches
“Arbitration in the energy sector—an introduction” LexisPSL, March 2021.