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Blending its specialist sector focus and know-how, our international energy disputes team handles matters spanning the full energy spectrum around the globe. In oil and gas, our lawyers advise on disputes concerning all aspects of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, including exploration, production, transportation, pricing, refining, processing and marketing. In the power industry, we are trusted advisors to clients involved in both conventional and non-conventional power disputes, including generation, transmission, networks and related infrastructure. Our international energy disputes team presents a comprehensive suite of dispute resolution services, drawing in particular on its extensive experience in leading all forms of complex, high-stakes investigations, litigation and international arbitration proceedings, including under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SIAC, HKIAC, SCMA, LMAA, GAFTA, CIETAC, DIFC and LCIA rules.

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Recent Notable Matters

International oil company — claims against a confidential oil and gas company, regarding LNG supply and operation contracts on a new $4 billion 2-train LNG facility in Yemen*

Italian oil and gas corporation — dispute with a British gas transportation company, concerning an agreement for the pipeline transportation of natural gas and condensate from North Sea production fields to onshore England*

Upstream operator — dispute relating to the approval required under a joint operating agreement for the drilling of a well, including an injunction application in the English Commercial Court*

Saudi Arabian/North American JV chemical corporation — claims brought by a Turkish EPC contractor on a propylene oxide plant project, forming part of a new $20 billion petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia*

French power company — ICC arbitration proceedings against a Russian engineering company, concerning the design of a step-up main transformer on a $650 million lignite-fired 330 MV thermal power plant in Greece*

Saudi Arabian EPC consortium — claims brought by a South Korean engineering contractor on a $3 billion 3100 MW power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia*

Gas and LNG buyers and sellers — significant number of disputes under agreements for the sale of pipeline gas and LNG, including in relation to price reviews, take-or-pay and metering*

FPSO owner — English Commercial Court proceedings arising from a dispute with a shipyard over upgrade and conversion work on an FPSO*

West African fuel distributor — arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules concerning warranties and indemnities in relation in the acquisition of a downstream business*

Pipeline owner — ICC arbitration in relation to the operation of a transnational oil pipeline*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

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