Power and renewables

The lawyers you choose to work with on your renewable energy projects need to have a deep understanding of renewables. They must also have an appreciation of the impact of de-carbonisation incentives, and the wider political landscape in which renewable energy operates. Our specialist power and renewables team advises on the full spectrum of renewables including wind farms, biomass, energy-from-waste, anaerobic digestion, biofuels, solar, marine power, energy storage, cleantech projects and hydrogen.

Our experience includes:

  • Acting for a European power generator and trading group in an expedited arbitration tribunal appointment to address whether or not a long term supply agreement made with JP Morgan Commodities had been varied by agreement and whether specific terms of performance could be implied.
  • Representing a vendor of sub-sea levelling tools for foundation pilings in claims concerning offshore windfarm and commercial bribery.
  • Representing a European energy company in a Zurich-seated ICC arbitration in relation to an agreement for the supply of electricity.
  • Acting for the investor in an ICSID arbitration concerning an electricity generation and transmission project in a South American state.
  • Representing an East African energy company in a London-seated LCIA arbitration against a state-owned company in relation to operation of a tax retention clause and the non-delivery of electricity.
  • Acting for the owner of a power plant in the Middle East against offtakers in arbitration proceedings relating to the calculation of payments due under power purchase agreements.
  • Advising and representing a consortium in a multi-hundred million US dollar arbitration relating to a nuclear power plant project in the Middle East.
  • Representing a Middle Eastern state in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a contract to construct a power plant.
  • Defending claims on behalf of a European power utility in UNCITRAL arbitration that the threshold to trigger a price review and renegotiation of the price for fuel under a long term fuel supply agreement to a power plant had been activated.

Global reach

From our offices in the UK, China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, we have extensive global experience – both representing and sitting as arbitrators – in arbitrations at the world’s leading institutions including the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and DIFC-LCIA.

South Africa

South Africa

Acting for a large African power generation company in an arbitration against the main contractor arising out of a gas plant in South Africa under the NEC form.

Tanzania

Tanzania

Advising Dowans Holdings SA and Dowans Tanzania Ltd in relation to the enforcement in England of a US$80 million ICC award against the State Electricity Company of Tanzania.

India

India

Acting for an Indian state-owned engineering corporation in a dispute against a Middle Eastern state-owned power corporation regarding the refurbishment of a prominent hydroelectric power project in the Middle-East.

Acting for a leading Indian infrastructure corporation in a dispute under a Bilateral Investment Treaty against a South Asian State arising from the establishment of two power projects.

Guatemala

Guatemala

Acting for Jaguar Energy in claims arising out of delay to the construction of a power plant in Central America, including claims for delay/extensions of time, and breaches of the construction contract and vendor financing agreements. The dispute was beset with innumerable extra-contractual efforts made to derail the arbitration. Secured arbitration award in favour of the client for over US$150 million. The award was challenged unsuccessfully by the contractor in the Singapore Courts.

Greece

Greece

Acting for a Greek energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to the exercise of its rights under an indemnity clause pursuant to a share sale and purchase agreement.

Iraq

Iraq

Advising the Republic of Iraq as respondent in an international arbitration case filed by an Indian electricity contractor (BGR). The claim arises out of the termination of a contract for the construction of a power plant in the Nasiriya province.
 

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Advising a Saudi Arabian based client (as main contractor and claimant) in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning disputes arising from a series of energy conversion agreements relating to the construction of three electrical power and steam cogeneration plants valued at US$200 million.

  • Greece

    Acting for a Greek energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to the exercise of its rights under an indemnity clause pursuant to a share sale and purchase agreement.

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  • Guatemala

    Acting for Jaguar Energy in claims arising out of delay to the construction of a power plant in Central America, including claims for delay/extensions of time, and breaches of the construction contract and vendor financing agreements. The dispute was beset with innumerable extra-contractual efforts made to derail the arbitration. Secured arbitration award in favour of the client for over US$150 million. The award was challenged unsuccessfully by the contractor in the Singapore Courts.

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  • India

    Acting for an Indian state-owned engineering corporation in a dispute against a Middle Eastern state-owned power corporation regarding the refurbishment of a prominent hydroelectric power project in the Middle-East.

    Acting for a leading Indian infrastructure corporation in a dispute under a Bilateral Investment Treaty against a South Asian State arising from the establishment of two power projects.

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  • Iraq

    Advising the Republic of Iraq as respondent in an international arbitration case filed by an Indian electricity contractor (BGR). The claim arises out of the termination of a contract for the construction of a power plant in the Nasiriya province.
     

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  • Saudi Arabia

    Advising a Saudi Arabian based client (as main contractor and claimant) in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning disputes arising from a series of energy conversion agreements relating to the construction of three electrical power and steam cogeneration plants valued at US$200 million.

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  • South Africa

    Acting for a large African power generation company in an arbitration against the main contractor arising out of a gas plant in South Africa under the NEC form.

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  • Tanzania

    Advising Dowans Holdings SA and Dowans Tanzania Ltd in relation to the enforcement in England of a US$80 million ICC award against the State Electricity Company of Tanzania.

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