John Gilbert resolves disputes in the energy sector through litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation. He advises on a broad range of disputes related to oil and gas exploration and production, the construction and operation of pipelines and the downstream sector. John has particular experience representing clients locked in disputes over gas sales agreements, including price reviews and on the operation of take-or-pay provisions. In addition, he has advised on disputes relating to power generation, both conventional and renewables.
John has also represented clients in issues related to business and human rights, the application of soft law and on conducting incident investigations. For six years, John previously served as in-house counsel in the dispute resolution team of an oil and gas supermajor.
Recent Notable Matters
Shipyard — LCIA arbitration concerning a dispute over conversion and upgrading work on an FPSO*
Oil services contractor — dispute arising from operational safety concerns in relation to work conducted on an FPSO*
North sea operating company — Commercial Court proceedings relating to the requirement for approval to drill a well, including injunction application*
Offshore construction contractor — LMAA arbitration arising from a charerparty for an offshore construction and diving support vessel*
Upstream company — ICC arbitration regarding the operation of pre-emption rights under a joint operating agreement*
Engineering company — LCIA arbitration arising from a joint venture agreement for the development of subsea compression technology concerning the ownership of intellectual property rights in the technology*
Fuel distributor — ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules arising from the sale of a downstream fuel distribution business in West Africa*
Engineering company — ICC arbitration relating to commission payable for sales of compressors to the wastewater market in China*
Owner of oil pipeline — ICC arbitration arising from the operation of an oil pipeline*
Multinational energy company — bilateral investment treaty arbitrations at ICSID and under the UNCITRAL Rules following the nationalization of two businesses in a Latin American state*