Firm Profile > E&A Law Limited > London, England
E&A Law Limited Offices
42 BROOK STREET
E&A Law Limited > The Legal 500 Rankings
Oil and gas Tier 4
Ana Stanic leads the practice at boutique firm E&A Law Limited, which handles matters including upstream oil and gas issues, EU energy regulations, and investment treaty and commercial arbitration in the sector. Clients include energy companies, states and international financial institutions. The team has particular experience in South East Europe and the CIS. The addition of Maurice Sheridan from Matrix Chambers further strengthens the firm's EU, environmental and energy law offering.
‘This practice has the expertise of a large firm in a boutique format.’
‘Ana Stanic has an in-depth knowledge of EU energy law. She knows how to build and present her case in a very convincing way and can explain complicated legal issues in a very clear and understandable way. Moreover, she can work very well in a team where she provides very valuable contributions, not only with regard to her own area of expertise but also with regard to that of others, thereby contributing in a very positive and significant manner to the overall result.’
‘Ana Stanic is very knowledgeable in this field.’
Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat
E&A Law Limited > Firm Profile
E&A Law uniquely combines wide-ranging international legal expertise across the energy and natural resources sector, with an industry-leading understanding of the policy and political landscape of the European Union and a highly commercial approach.
The firm: E&A Law is a boutique law firm dedicated to providing specialist advisory services in the fields of energy, international dispute resolution, EU and international law. As lead counsel it assembles and coordinates cross-disciplinary teams of solicitors, barristers, and sector and policy experts who work closely with clients to achieve their commercial and strategic objectives. Founder Ana Stanic is an internationally recognised expert on the legal and policy environment around the EU energy sector, with a particular specialism in international law and international arbitration.
Types of work undertaken: E&A Law specialises in the energy and natural resources law, offering a broad range of services to prominent corporate clients across the sector, in addition to governments and international institutions. Advisory services cover the transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution aspects of energy projects. The firm advises on large energy infrastructure projects as well as on energy company mergers, acquisitions and privatisations. It regularly advises on EU energy, state aid and environmental law. As well as tailor-made legal counsel, the firm also advises clients on playing an effective, pro-active role in the policy development process which shapes the commercial and regulatory landscape.
E&A also specialises in public international law and international arbitration. It has advised on maritime border disputes, inter-state disputes, straddling oil and gas reserves, host government agreements concerning the transit of oil and gas, international commercial and investment arbitration disputes, and gas price review arbitrations.
The firm has a niche specialism in EU nuclear safety law and radioactive waste.
Policy expertise and thought leadership: Ana Stanic is an honorary lecturer of international commercial and investment arbitration at the University of Dundee. She is an expert on the legal and policy issues around the EU energy sector and international law. As a thought leader, Ms Stanic has written extensively on the firm’s key areas of expertise and regularly speaks at leading conferences in the EU, East Mediterranean, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Slovenia and Croatia, among others.
Notable work: energy: advised on international law rules concerning gas fields straddling the borders of two states; advised on host government agreements and international law rules concerning the transit of oil and gas, regarding a pipeline project in Central Asia; advised on a $lbn BOT LNG terminal project in India; and advised a state regarding an inter-state dispute concerning the construction of a large offshore gas infrastructure.
International law: advised on maritime border disputes, sovereign immunity, host government agreements and financial state succession; and negotiated and drafted bilateral investment agreements and free trade agreements on behalf of Slovenia.
Commercial arbitration and investment law: advising states and companies regarding investment treaty claims; advised on a $1bn shareholder dispute concerning a resource company; and advised on gas price review arbitrations pursuant to long-term LNG supply agreements.
EU law: advised on the restructuring of one of the largest companies in the world to ensure compliance with the EU third energy package; advised on an inter-state dispute on construction of energy infrastructure; represented clients before the Court of Justice of the EU; advised on stabilisation clauses, sovereign immunity and investment protection; advised an energy company on EU state aid and EU energy acquis; advised on the interplay between EU energy and competition law; and advised on proposed new EU energy legislation.
Corporate: advised on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions by US entities in Europe, including legal due diligence; and advised on the privatisation and restructuring of some of the largest energy companies in CIS and CEE countries.
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