The Energy Team at Thirty Nine Essex Street is comprised leading practitioners who are recognised for their expertise in Energy law, as well as in related fields including commercial law, construction and engineering law, environmental and planning law and public and regulatory law. Other relevant experience includes EC law, competition law and public and private international Law.
A number of the barristers in the Energy team have previous experience working in government, as industry regulators, as solicitors in city law firms and in academia. As such we are able to combine detailed knowledge of legal issues with an in depth awareness of practical, technical and commercial issues which arise in energy disputes.
The team draws on the breadth of its expertise to offer a comprehensive advisory and advocacy service across the energy sector. We are particularly well placed to deal with matters that do not fall into a single specialism and can put together teams to deal with all aspects of a complex project or dispute.
Members work with clients across all sectors of the energy industry including electricity, renewables, oil and gas to nuclear fuels. Our clients include oil exploration and refining companies, governments and regulators, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and oil and gas commodity traders as well as their financiers and insurers/reinsurers.
Members of Chambers have been involved in the drafting of, and dispute resolution associated with, long term commodities, infrastucture, pipeline, field development and production contracts involving the North Sea, the former Soviet Union, the USA, Australia, Africa and the Far East. Our multi-national experience also includes the associated financing and construction disputes involving oil rigs, hulls, pipelines, tenders and power stations.
Members of Thirty Nine Essex Street have substantial experience in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution within the UK and in many international jurisdictions. Members have appeared as advocates before arbitral tribunals in jurisdictions as diverse as the Middle East, the Far East, India, Southern Africa, Europe (Eastern and Central) and the Caribbean and have experience acting under all the main international arbitral rules.
Chambers has a number of experienced international arbitrators, adjudicators, dispute board members and mediators who between them have vast experience of domestic and international dispute resolution in the energy field.