Jameela Bond’s practice focuses on complex international disputes in the energy sector. She advises clients on the full dispute resolution cycle, including dispute avoidance. In particular, Jameela has considerable experience in international commercial arbitration conducted under the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. She has also acted for states in investor-state arbitration.
Jameela has represented clients in a wide range of energy and project-related disputes arising from joint ventures, concession agreements, production sharing contracts, sales and purchase agreements as well as general commercial matters. She has significant experience in major oil and gas disputes in West Africa.
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.*
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*
Eastern European state — High-profile ICC arbitration proceedings concerning construction of a hydroelectric power plant. Also acted in parallel investor-state arbitral proceedings under the ICSID rules in connection with the same project.*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell
Publications and Speeches
Challenges in Arbitration, LexisNexis Butterworths, November 2019.