Alistair Calvert helps clients resolve disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with a focus on disputes related to projects in the oil and gas, power and renewables space. He has acted on disputes relevant to all aspects of projects including procurement, engineering, operational and financing matters.
Alistair's practice encompasses high value international arbitration and litigation. He has over 15 years' experience acting on international arbitrations and conducts his own advocacy. He also provides advice on the management of legal risk during pre-action negotiations and specializes in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has a track record of engineering successful outcomes for clients.
Alistair is described by clients in The Legal 500 UK as "pragmatic and hands on" and as "a standout litigator." Alistair is currently ranked by Chambers and Partners.
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.