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  1. Energy – Leading sets
  2. Energy – Leading silks
  3. Energy – 2016 silks
  4. Energy – 2017 silks
  5. Energy – Leading juniors

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β€˜First-class’ set One Essex Court is β€˜the very best in business for big-ticket energy work’ and has a β€˜fantastic range of talent from the up-and-coming juniors to the most senior silks’. In particular, Laurence Rabinowitz QC and Alain Choo Choy QC maintain a busy international docket of work. Jeffery Onions QC acted for Premier Oil in injunction proceedings arising from an oil and gas project, while multiple members acted in Transocean Drilling UK v Providence Resources, which has had significant impact on the offshore drilling industry.

4 Pump Court β€˜punches above its weight’ and β€˜resources work across the breadth of subject matters at little notice’. It is renowned for offshore energy disputes and high-profile arbitrations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. Alexander Gunning QC is acting for the respondent in a multimillion-euro arbitration arising from a geopolitically sensitive construction of a gas pipeline. Renewables is another area of focus, for example Sean Brannigan QC and Sean O’Sullivan QC represented opposing parties in Fluor v ZPMC.

The β€˜commercially strong’ and β€˜very well-managed’ 39 Essex Chambers houses Sean Wilken QC, who is handling a series of claims pertaining to the termination of drilling unit contracts after the collapse of the oil price. Stephen Tromans QC acted for the claimant in IPM Energy Trading v Carillion Energy Services.

Atkin Chambers is highly regarded for construction disputes in the energy sector. David Streatfeild-James QC led Mark Chennells in MT HΓΈjgaard A/S v E.ON Climate and Renewables and another, which concerns a failure of offshore wind foundations caused by the international design code.

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜among the elite sets’ and β€˜represents quality across the board’. Chambers’ headline instructions included BVI litigation proceedings arising from a multimillion-dollar energy joint venture between Russian oligarchs, and resisting appeal brought by Scottish Power against BP for alleged breach of long-term gas supply contracts.

β€˜Extremely well-regarded’ set Essex Court Chambers is β€˜gaining strong prominence in Asia’ and attracts praise in the UK for its β€˜tremendous experience and strength in depth’. David Foxton QC represented the appellants in Arcadia Petroleum and others v Bosworth and another; and Paul Key QC is involved in a multibillion-dollar dispute between three BSG companies and the Republic of Guinea. Ciaran Keller joined from Maitland Chambers.

Keating Chambers houses members who β€˜always go the extra mile and are devoted to maintaining strong client relationships’. Instructions range from oil and gas disputes and matters arising from power generation plants to nuclear power projects and onshore as well as offshore windfarms. Alexander Nissen QC is defending Nuclear Delivery Authority in causation and quantum proceedings filed by EnergySolutions.

7 King’s Bench Walk is a β€˜fabulous set with a roster of astonishing minds’, who handle energy matters related to shipping and insurance law. Jonathan Gaisman QC successfully defended Gulf Keystone against a multibillion-dollar claim brought by Excalibur Ventures and arising from oil exploration concessions in Kurdistan.

20 Essex Street is renowned for its expertise in marine and offshore litigation, and attracts instructions on matters arising from oil rigs, drilling and energy trading. Case highlights included OMV Petrom v Glencore, a high-profile fraud dispute relating to cargoes of crude oil.

Particularly recommended for the energy aspects of maritime work, Quadrant Chambers houses Lionel Persey QC, who appeared in Repsol Sinopec Energy UK v Baker Hughes. In other work, Simon Rainey QC represented Statoil in arbitration proceedings against Chevron, Petrobras and other oil major companies, pertaining to the redetermination of shares in oil field production in Nigeria.

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