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Governing Law and Dispute Resolution in the Oil and Gas Industry

9781786434647 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Eduardo G. Pereira, Honorary Professor, Siberian Federal University, Russia and Associate Professor, The University of the West Indies, Tuuli Timonen, Senior Licensing Manager, Nokia Technologies Oy, Finland and Elina Aleynikova, Senior Associate, International Arbitration Group, White & Case LLP, France
Publication Date: August 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78643 464 7 Extent: c 576 pp
The oil and gas industry’s wide international exposure and constantly changing landscape leave it particularly vulnerable to disputes. As this practical book demonstrates, the risks associated with disputes can be mitigated by parties utilising governing law and dispute resolution clauses in contractual agreements within the sector. Examining a global range of jurisdictions, the book offers clear guidance on the most appropriate choice of law and choice of dispute resolution forum for oil and gas contracts, analysing the key issues and defining the legal contours involved.

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The oil and gas industry’s wide international exposure and constantly changing landscape leave it particularly vulnerable to disputes. As this practical book demonstrates, the risks associated with disputes can be mitigated by parties utilising governing law and dispute resolution clauses in contractual agreements within the sector. Examining a global range of jurisdictions, the book offers clear guidance on the most appropriate choice of law and choice of dispute resolution forum for oil and gas contracts, analysing the key issues and defining the legal contours involved.

Key Features:

· Insightful contributions from over 40 leading practitioners and expert legal scholars
· Examination of domestic and international case law, with analysis of the local laws of 24 jurisdictions globally
· Consideration of the future of disputes in the oil and gas industry by tracking the evolution and latest trends of the global energy market
· Examination of the dispute resolution mechanisms used to mitigate disputes, with a focus on international arbitration as a forum for dispute resolution
· Discussions of a range of operations in the oil and gas industry, including upstream, midstream and downstream projects, and the various contracts that exist within these

Featuring a comparative and practice-oriented perspective, this highly informative book will prove an essential resource for practitioners advising parties concerning contractual agreements in the oil and gas sector, as well as a valuable reference point for scholars of energy law and arbitration.
Contributors
Contributors include: Phillip Abraham, Elina Aleynikova, Olayemi Anyanechi, Ketevan Betaneli, Marcos Blanco, Lisa M. Bohmer, Philippe Boisvert, Francis Nii Botchway, Anna Chuwen Dai, Mark Clarke, Abdullah Dohan Al Shammari, Anna Dreyzina, Seyram Dzikunu, Seyed Nasrollah Ebrahimi, Jorge Eduardo Escobedo Montaño, James Hart, Rachel A. Howie, José-Miguel Júdice, Dmitry Kazhaev, Thomas Kojo Stephens, Kasper Krzeminski, Denis Lysenko, Kim Martyn, Agathe Mercier, Ramiro Moreno, Ali Nasir, Kirsten Odynski, Adrienne O’Reilly, Waniss Almashri Otman, Eduardo G Pereira, Michael Polkinghorne, Ana Oliveira Rocha,, Noah Rubins, Pablo Rueda, Myroslava Savchuk, Lisa Schoenmakers, Juan Carlos Serra Campillo, Taras Shmyh, Menalco J. Solis, Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosahas, Debby Sulaiman, Ana Coimbra Trigo, Tuuli Timonen, Bakhyt Tukulov, Alexey Yadykin, Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Vanessa Winkler
Contents
Contents:

Preface xxvii

PART I KEY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES RELATED TO GOVERNING LAW
AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
1 The oil and gas industry is prone to disputes 2
Elina Aleynikova, Tuuli Timonen and Eduardo G Pereira
2 Governing law of oil and gas agreements and of disputes arising in the oil and gas industry 22
Elina Aleynikova, Tuuli Timonen and Eduardo G Pereira
3 Dispute resolution planning in oil and gas projects 59
Elina Aleynikova, Tuuli Timonen and Eduardo G Pereira
4 Future of oil and gas disputes 86
Elina Aleynikova, Tuuli Timonen and Eduardo G. Pereira

PART II KEY JURISDICTIONS’ APPROACH TOWARDS GOVERNING LAW
AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
A. Americas
5 Argentina 102
Pablo Rueda and Marcos Blanco
6 Bolivia 117
Ramiro Moreno Baldivieso
7 Brazil 126
Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa and Vanessa Winkler
8 Canada 139
Philip Abraham, Rachel A. Howie, Kim Martyn and Adrienne O’Reilly
9 Mexico 157
Juan Carlos Serra Campillo and Jorge Eduardo Escobedo Montaño
10 United States of America 168
Lisa M. Bohmer
B. Africa
11 Algeria 187
Waniss Almashri Otman
12 Angola 210
José-Miguel Júdice, Ana Oliveira Rocha and Ana Coimbra Trigo
13 Ghana 220
Thomas Kojo Stephens and Seyram Dzikunu
14 Libya 233
Waniss Almashri Otman
15 Mozambique 253
José-Miguel Júdice, Ana Oliveira Rocha and Ana Coimbra Trigo
16 Nigeria 261
Olayemi Anyanechi
C. Asia
17 Azerbaijan 280
Anna Dreyzina
18 China 294
Michael Polkinghorne and Anna Chuwen Dai
19 Indonesia 315
Debby Sulaiman and Ali Nasir
20 Iran 329
Seyed Nasrollah Ebrahimi
21 Kazakhstan 348
Yerbolat Yerkebulanov and Bakhyt Tukulov
22 Qatar 360
Francis Nii Botchway and Abdullah Dohan Al-Shammari
23 England and Wales 372
Mark Clarke and James Hart
24 France 389
Kirsten Odynski, Philippe Boisvert, Menalco J. Solis, and Agathe Mercier
25 Georgia 404
Ketevan Betaneli
26 The Netherlands 422
Kasper Krzeminski and Lisa Schoenmakers
27 Russia 435
Noah Rubins QC, Alexey Yadykin and Dmitry Kazhaev

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