Our work in this area involves a broad range of arbitration and litigation for both energy companies and states in disputes concerning: oil and gas exploration, development, production and transportation; the sale of such rights (farm-in agreements); and the operation of joint operating agreements.

Our energy and natural resources related work also extends beyond purely contractual issues: disputes in this sector can also raise questions falling within the scope of our company and chancery expertise, for example company law remedies available in relation to joint operating companies and remedies for breach of fiduciary duty.

In recent years members of Chambers have acted in a wide range of disputes, including for the Government of Rwanda in relation to a commercial dispute involving new technology for generating electricity from natural resources, for Dana Gas in relation to the termination of an upstream oil joint venture, for Gulf Keystone in its defence of a claim for a share of its exploration rights in Iraqi Kurdistan, and for Global Energy Horizons Corp and for Mr Gray in relation to the misappropriation of a corporate opportunity concerning new technology designed to increase production of inaccessible oil and gas reserves.