Energy & Natural Resources

Described as a “standout set for energy-related construction disputes”, Keating Chambers has specialist advocates with a genuine understanding of the demanding technical and commercial issues that arise in disputes within the energy sector. Our “virtually unrivalled strength in depth” is built upon many years of experience with onshore, offshore and marine projects, and our “top drawer” barristers are praised for their “practical, hands-on approach”. With a number of our barristers having a dual qualification in engineering, we are well-equipped to handle disputes involving complex technical issues.

In the oil and gas industry, we have wide-ranging experience throughout the world, from the construction of artificial islands for oil extraction operations to the design and fabrication of topside units in the Middle East.  This experience extends from well share agreements and oilfield exploitation disputes on the upstream side to plant performance and equipment defects on the downstream processing side.

Members have considerable litigation and arbitration experience in power generation, including coal and oil fired power stations, combined cycle power stations and hydro-electric.

In the nuclear sector, our members have acted in disputes including new build, spent fuel, reprocessing of fuel, disposal of fuel, the design of nuclear waste storage and decommissioning.

Recently, the sustainable energy market has seen a large increase in the number of disputes concerning onshore and offshore windfarms, and our members have acted in all the high profile disputes, both as advocates and arbitral tribunal members.

We also have considerable expertise in marine engineering matters, and have advised on and acted in numerous international shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes. Our experience extends to vessels destined for the oil and gas industry such as topside processing plant, accommodation modules, FPSOs, jack-ups, ferries, dredgers, cable laying, naval and general cargo vessels.