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Rob Wilson is a partner and Head of the firm’s Energy Disputes Practice. He has been advising on disputes since 1994 and has worked with the energy sector since 1998.
Rob is dual qualified (Scotland and England & Wales) and experienced in litigation (both in England and Scotland), international arbitration (including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC and LMAA) as well as mediation both as mediator and in representing clients. He is also often engaged by clients with regard to the avoidance of disputes before proceedings are commenced. Much of Rob’s work is of an international nature and in particular he is known for advising on construction/engineering issues arising out of EPC contracts.
Rob’s team is an extension to the firm’s transactional oil and gas, power and renewables team. This allows for a seamless flow in the advice required by energy clients. In recent years the team has advised on a wide range of energy disputes including JOA disputes, LNG and natural gas price reviews, transportation and processing disputes, termination issues, pipeline disputes, FPSO and rig disputes, insolvency issues, EPC disputes involving variation orders, consequential loss and force majeure claims, investment treaty claims, defects claims in relation to power stations and wind farms, judicial review proceedings in relation to renewables projects and regulatory breaches in the power sector.
- A trading affiliate of a major international oil company in relation to a 14 party, UNCITRAL Rules arbitration relating to the operation of an oil transportation agreement.
- An operator in the Middle East in relation to an LCIA arbitration and claims of approx. USD 450m arising from a construction contract relating to an oilfield development project.
- A major oil & gas services company in relation to litigation in the TCC in London arising from a contract to design, fabricate and construct process packages for installation onto an FPSO.
- A major offshore services company in relation to litigation arising from the drilling of an onshore well and the drilling of side-tracks.
- An international drilling contractor in relation to an LCIA arbitration in relation to taxation issues in Angola.
- An oil company in relation to issues arising from the drilling of a dry well offshore Namibia.
- An EPC contractor in relation to litigation in the TCC and later the Court of Appeal on claims and counterclaims arising from the fabrication and construction of the topsides of an FPSO.
- A major utility in relation to allegations of miss-selling and breaches of the Standard Licence Conditions.
- A windfarm owner in relation to issues arising from an O&M Agreement and associated claims including those relating to the availability warranty.
- A power generating equipment supplier in relation to issues arising from the supply of turbines to a power plant in the Middle East.
- 2002 - ADR Group Accredited Mediator 2002
- 2001 - UK Oil and Gas Law Course, University of Dundee, Dundee
- 1999 - Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
- 1999 - Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test
- 1993 - Enrolled as a Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland
- 1991 - Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow University, Glasgow
- 1990 - LLB (Hons), Glasgow University, Glasgow
- Member, Law Society
- Member, Law Society of Scotland
- ICC Commission on Arbitration: Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958
- Committee Member of Civil Justice and Remuneration Committees, Law Society of Scotland
- Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
- Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)