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Energy Disputes lawyers

International energy companies operate in complex and challenging environments. Investments in the energy sector are often high-value, high-risk transactions involving projects that rely on cutting edge technology. The progressive development of reserves and infrastructure around the globe, and the need for ongoing geographic diversification, has exposed energy companies to increased legal and political risk. Despite best business practices, in such an environment disputes may be unavoidable.

When disputes occur, energy companies expect their lawyers to be true specialists that understand the industry. The CMS Energy Disputes Team focuses entirely on advising and representing clients in the energy sector. Their experience covers all forms of dispute resolution, including international arbitration (both commercial and investor-state), litigation (either of the underlying dispute or in support of arbitral proceedings), expert determination, adjudication and mediation.

CMS is consistently ranked in the Global Arbitration Review ‘GAR30’ of the world’s busiest international arbitration practices and ranked by Legal Week in 2015 in the top 10 litigation firms by revenue. The CMS Energy Disputes Team has a recognised expertise and track record in high value and complex international arbitration and litigation in the energy sector.

As trusted advisors to numerous international energy companies, our energy disputes offering is truly global. We advise clients in the UK and across the world, from South America to the Far East, with significant recent experience in regions such as continental Europe, sub-Saharan Africa (for example, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Madagascar, Nigeria), North Africa (including Algeria, Egypt, Morroco, Tunisia), the Russian Federation, the Middle East (including extensive experience in Iraq) and Brazil. 

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Jeremie Witt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jeremie is a partner in the Energy, Projects and Construction Team and is based in Australia. He has previously been a partner with CMS in our Dubai and our Singapore offices and has extensive experience...
Chris Gooding
Christopher Gooding
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
I can only explain the diversity of my practice by my 30-year career-long involvement in the Middle East and especially with its commercial connections with the Far East. Originally from an insurance...
Emma Nierinck
Emma Nierinck
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Emma is a dispute resolution lawyer based in CMS’ London office, focussed on disputes arising in the energy sector.Her experience includes advising on the full spectrum of disputes in the oil and gas...
Katherine Ramo
Katherine (Katia) Ramo
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Katherine (Katia) Ramo is an Associate in the Technology, Media, IP and Competition (TMIC).Katherine is a multi- award-wining global lawyer who advises on a wide range of transactional corporate M&A,...
Laurie Carrette
Laurie Carrette
As­so­ci­ate
(England & Wales and France Qualified)
United Kingdom, London
Laurie Carrette is a Dual Qualified Lawyer (Avocat/Solicitor) in the Energy, Projects and Construction department.
Madalena Houlihan
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Madalena is an Associate in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes team, based in London. She has acted on a range of disputes for international oil and gas, and construction companies on...
Leontine Mathew
Leontine Mathew
As­so­ci­ate
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Leontine Mathew is an Associate and Solicitor Advocate  in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes Team.
Randall Walker
Randall Walker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Randall is a partner specialising on disputes arising primarily in the energy and natural resources sector. He is described as a “disputes expert” and “name to note for energy arbitrations”, and...