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Bracewell (UK) LLP


Alistair Calvert helps clients resolve disputes in the energy sector, with a focus on disputes related to oil and gas exploration and other energy and infrastructure projects. Mr. Calvert’s practice encompasses high-value international arbitration and litigation. He has over 15 years of experience acting on international arbitrations. He also provides advice on the management of legal risk during pre-action negotiations and specializes in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Calvert has extensive experience acting on major energy disputes in Africa, Europe and the UK.




Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; College of Law, London, LPC 2003
St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, B.A., Law 2001

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Bracewell (UK) LLP ‘punches above its weight on the energy side’ and is unique in being the only international firm in London that is focused purely on the energy industry. Much of the firm’s work derives from emerging economies in Africa and the Middle East, and it counts Premier Oil, Savannah Energy and Petrogas E&P among its clients for major projects. The majority of its work relates to oil and gas projects, though it is increasingly involved in renewable energy projects. It recently advised a Marubeni and Total Solar consortium on the development and financing of the 800MW Al Kharsaah Solar IPP in Qatar. Jason Fox leads the practice, which has recently recruited heavily to round out its offering. In early 2021, Ronen Lazarovitch, who advises on energy and infrastructure projects in EMEA, joined from  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Furthermore, Tom Jamieson, Jo En Low and Gordon Stewart joined from Clifford Chance LLP to build on the firm’s expertise in renewable energy and power matters, while Alistair Calvert from Pinsent Masons LLP added to the firm’s energy disputes team. Emerging talent Eimear Murphy is now a partner.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Bracewell (UK) LLP‘s London office is highly regarded for energy sector disputes involving Africa and the Middle East, as well as the UK and continental Europe. Team head John Gilbert has particular expertise in disputes over gas sales agreements, including price reviews and the operation of take-or-pay provisions, while ‘standout‘ senior associate Robert Meade is experienced in international arbitration under the LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL rules. Energy disputes partner Alistair Calvert joined from Pinsent Masons LLP in late 2020.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

Bracewell (UK) LLP‘s ‘small but expert‘ disputes team has ‘enormous experience in energy disputes‘ with a particular focus on emerging economies including Africa and the Middle East. The ‘extremely brightJohn Gilbert, who counts representing clients locked in disputes over gas sale agreements among his specialisms, leads the team, which has benefitted from the addition of oil and gas exploration disputes expert Alistair Calvert from Pinsent Masons LLP.