Ben Holland is a partner in the Oil, Gas, and Resources practice group of the firm’s London office. Described as a “true energy disputes lawyer,” and “excellent for tricky, high-value disputes” (Chambers UK), he handles multijurisdictional large-scale dispute resolution for energy-sector clients around the world.
Ben works exclusively on energy-related disputes, with a particular emphasis on LNG and natural gas. The American Lawyer’s Arbitration Scorecard has recognised three of Ben’s LNG/gas-sector arbitrations as among the largest in the world.
Ben is experienced in hydrocarbon supply and pricing disputes under long-term international LNG, gas, oil, and coal sale agreements and the impact of economic and regulatory change on the commercial balance under them. He also focuses on disputes arising out of fluctuations in demand for energy and the price of crude oil and the consequential impact on the price of LNG, natural gas, oil products, coal, and other commodities.
Active in the oil, gas, LNG, power and utilities, renewables, and mining sectors, Ben advises on disputes concerning the construction, operation, and decommissioning of oil, gas, and LNG production facilities and equipment, production sharing agreements, operating agreements, joint ventures, mining projects, pipelines, international trading, onshore and offshore engineering, offshore wind, and power and renewables facilities. He also handles electricity regulatory work, power, and network code related disputes. His clients include power and utilities companies, national oil companies, international oil companies, energy sector investors, mining investors, and oil and gas marketers.
Based on his experience in the resolution of international energy disputes, Ben consults on project advisory, risk avoidance, and dispute strategy at senior executive level, with the majority of his work reporting directly to the CEO/beneficial owner.
Ben is a member of the Energy Institute, the International Bar Association, the UK Energy Lawyers’ Group, the Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (ENERAP) and is a ranked lawyer in Chambers and The Legal 500.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ben Holland