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Energy & Natural Resources

Members’ experience in complex dispute resolution means that they work extensively in the energy and natural resources sector. They advise and act, across the globe, for many of the world’s major energy companies and international engineering contractors.

Instructions have seen members act in disputes concerning jackup rigs, oil and gas pipelines, FPSO oil platforms, drilling contracts, and petrochemical refineries.

Examples of cases in which members have been involved include:

  • BP Amoco v Rowan Industries
  • West African Pipeline Company v Wilbros [2012] EWHC 396
  • Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures [2014] EWHC 2132
  • Sabic UK Petrolchemicals v Punj Lloyd Ltd [2013] EWHC 3202
  • Vivergo Fuels Ltd v Redhall Engineering Solutions Ltd [2013] EWHC 4030

Atkin Chambers has a particular skill in litigating in the renewable energy sector. Members have acted for clients in many of the leading cases in this field. Examples of our experience include:

  • Fluor Ltd v Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd [2016] EWHC 2062 (TCC) (offshore windfarm)
  • MT Hojgaard AS v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd & Anor [2017] UKSC 59 (wind turbine foundations)
  • MT Højgaard A/S v E.On Climate And Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 710 (wind turbine foundations)
  • RWE Npower Renewables Ltd v J N Bentley Ltd [2013] EWHC 978 (TCC) (hyrdro electric power plant)
  • Laker Vent Engineering v Jacobs E&C Ltd [2014] EWHC 1058 (biomass CHP Plant)