Joint Working Sessions of commissions – International Arbitration and Environmental & Energy Law

“Arbitrating energy disputes: Hot topics.”

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General reporters: Catrice Gayer, Pablo Cubel, Marc Krestin, Lucy Gordon

Over the past decade, the arbitration world has seen a steady increase in the number of energy-related disputes. Energy (and the unlimited access to energy resources) has become an increasingly salient issue in international trade and business between privately owned entities and states alike. Accordingly, new energy disputes arise every day. This Working Session will cover three types of challenging disputes in the energy sector: (1) Arbitrating long-term contracts, in particular gas-price revisions, (2) arbitrating energy disputes under ISDS (ECT, ICSID etc.) and (3) arbitrating disputes relating to renewable energies (solar, wind and water). Are the arbitration rules suited to providing a stable, predictable and effi cient means of resolving such disputes? What challenges do arbitral tribunals,
institutions, practitioners and clients face in this context? What procedural issues regularly arise? How do these types of disputes change and challenge the arbitration world? This Working Session will address all of these highly interesting topics, will identify risks and challenges, highlight interesting cases from different perspectives and will equip you with the necessary tools to win your case.

General Reporters: 

Catrice Gayer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Germany
Pablo Cubel, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Spain
Lucy Gordon, MME, Switzerland
Marc Krestin, Linklaters, Netherlands


Valeriya Kirsey, Allen & Overy, England
Silvia Dahlberg, Vinge, Sweden
Lara Pair, Legal Partners, Switzerland
Anton Molchanov,Arzinger, Ukraine
Pedro Claros, Gonçalves Pereira, Spain
Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Documents Session

General Report

National Reports: