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Energy Disputes

Energy is a fast-evolving sector and with climate change top of the agenda, it’s centre stage for many organisations.

More than that though, energy effects everyone, and recent global issues have helped to highlight the risks energy suppliers are facing and how this can negatively impact businesses.

We can help you navigate the risks and opportunities that are part and parcel of today’s energy landscape.

How we can help

Our clients come to us for help when things go wrong, and we help them minimise the impact when we can’t avoid a problem altogether.  This is important for clients working with new and pioneering technology, especially when it comes to renewables.   With decarbonisation critical to the future of our energy clients, we think you’ll agree it’s important to be prepared.

We help untangle supply chain disputes – which are an increasing problem since the cost of raw materials and supply chain delays have been caused  by turbulent global events. These challenging times have made moving feedstocks across jurisdictions difficult and we advise clients on the best way forward as well as issues of force majeure and frustration.

In the event that long term contracts are no longer suitable or profitable, we help our clients to negotiate an early exit or simply exercise their contractual rights.

Our clients

We work with business-to-business energy suppliers, as well as renewable energy companies, independent power producers, large corporates with decentralised generating capabilities and innovative businesses with emerging technology.

Our team

We’re proud of the depth of knowledge and expertise within our team, which includes in house experience within the energy industry.  We’re confident we know what we’re talking about when it comes to energy disputes, but we understand that each case is unique, so we also work collaboratively across the firm to make sure our clients have the best possible chance of reaching a successful outcome.

What we do

Our expertise includes the following areas:

  • Power Purchase Agreement Disputes
  • Transformer/Combined Heat and Power asset failures
  • Warranty claims relating to the acquisition of assets or businesses
  • Force Majeure claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Project disputes
  • Secret/Half-Secret Commission Claims
  • Disputes with brokers
  • Supply disputes
  • Insolvency proceedings
  • Technology disputes
  • Protestors
  • Judicial Review / Procurement
  • Joint Venture Disputes
  • High Court Proceedings
  • Expert determination
  • ADR – mediation

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