Phillip Ashley is a partner who "specialises in contentious matters relating to the oil and gas and power sectors" and has advised on "matters relating to oil and gas investments in every continent except Antarctica" (Global Arbitration Review).
He has “extensive experience of ICC and LCIA arbitrations, as well as court proceedings, concerning both oil and gas and conventional power assets” (Chambers Global). As a solicitor-advocate and regularly appears as counsel in significant energy related commercial arbitrations and expert determinations, including relating to LNG and natural gas sales agreements, joint operating agreements, transportation agreements, hydrocarbon ownership rights and FPSO charters. He is has appeared as counsel in energy related disputes in the High Court in London.
He is internationally recognised as being a specialist in high value energy disputes, including "energy pricing disputes, acting in a series of natural gas and liquefied natural gas price review arbitrations seated in London and Geneva, which were worth around US$10 billion" and "a US$16 billion pricing dispute over a long-term crude oil supply contract" (Global Arbitration Review). He is author of “Natural Gas Price Reviews: Past, Present and Future” (Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2012).