The Resolution of Energy Disputes at Times of Dynamic Geopolitical Changes
Join us for a hybrid program on November 15th (9:30-11:10 am ET / 6:30-8:10pm GST) at Jones Day in Dubai in celebration of Dubai Arbitration Week!
Historically, U.S. supermajors and National Oil Companies dictated the rules, with many contracts from the early 20th Century adopting the laws of Texas, or domestic law such as in the famous ad-hoc arbitrations Petroleum Development Ltd. v. Sheikh of Abu Dhabi or Saudi Arabia v. Arabian American Oil Company.
Since the 80s – perhaps due to the perception, fueled by mega damages awards such as in Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco that the U.S. courts are unpredictable – the law of England and Wales started to be used more frequently and today represents the default choice for JOAs and PSAs at least in the Middle East and Asia. In disputes involving Soviet parties, Stockholm and Swedish law became commonplace along with Switzerland due to the perception of political neutrality. As we know, this is no longer the case.
Today, the laws of the DIFC, together with a reinvigorated DIAC and the now well established DIFC Courts, represent an attractive proposition as a third-country neutral forum for dispute resolution and legal seat for international arbitration proceedings.
The panelists from different jurisdictions (New York, England and Wales, Switzerland, and Dubai) will discuss their experience in using their home jurisdiction as governing law or forum for arbitrating of oil and gas disputes.
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- November 15, 2023
- 9:30 AM
- 11:00 AM
- Outside USA
- Virtual Participation
- Jones Day
Al Fattan Currency House Tower 2 - Floor 33 Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
- Sheila Shadmand, Speaker, Jones Day, UAE
- Andrew Spink KC, Speaker, Outer Temple Chambers, UK
- Natasja Pollemans, Speaker, Horizons & Co. Law Firm, UAE
- Rodrigo Carè, Moderator, Horizons & Co. Law Firm, UAE
- Andreas Schregenberger, Speaker, Gabriel Arbitration, Switzerland
- International Section
- United Arab Emirates