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Our energy team will strengthen your balance sheet by reducing the value of your liability - efficiently.

We specialise in disputes arising from onshore and offshore energy installations. These include cases relating to losses and liabilities in the oil and gas, power generation, construction and mining industries.

We deal with commercial and insurance related disputes globally. We provide sensible, commercial and realistic advice on the merits of a matter and are often able to resolve disputes without the need to litigate or arbitrate. Where claims develop to a stage where dispute resolution is necessary, we have used mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to great success.

We have experience with almost every type of energy asset, from ports to power stations, petrochemical facilities to production platforms, and crude oil carriers to nuclear plants. We've also helped resolve disputes involving drilling rigs, ships, mines, hydro-electric plants, wind and solar farms and other renewable energy facilities.

Our team in Asia have a strong and recognised reputation of handling all manner of energy insurance disputes, with a particular focus on power generation and onshore/offshore oil and gas claims and recoveries.

Examples of work

Advising CAR insurers in relation to a $1.3bn claim for damage allegedly caused by defective installation of the Yme MOPUstor.

Advising insurers and reinsurers on policy response and subrogated recoveries following losses at power generation facilities (gas; coal-fired; hydro; geo-thermal) under both operational and construction programs globally.

Advising reinsurers in relation to a claim by an international energy company following a major loss at its petrochemical plant in Thailand.

Advising operational reinsurers in respect of claims in excess of $180m, arising out of damage to offshore operational pipeline and other subsea assets.

Advising on issues of causation, coverage, CAR v operational policy response, design defects and local Saudi law implications following losses at a methanol plant in Saudi Arabia.

The Team