Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce the publication of The Guide to Energy Arbitrations, Global Arbitration Review’s (“GAR”) first full-length book. The Guide to Energy Arbitrations is divided into eight sections, each dealing with a particular area of contention or type of dispute, and includes a chapter on “Expropriation and Nationalization,” by Debevoise partners Mark W. Friedman and Dietmar W. Prager and associate Ina C. Popova, as well as a chapter on “Compensation in Energy Arbitrations,” by Debevoise partner Sophie Lamb, international counsel Aimee-Jane Lee and associate Samantha J. Rowe.
As one reviewer told GAR, the book “will undoubtedly become a must have and must read book for anyone seriously engaged in international arbitration within the energy business.” The same reviewer stated that “the book’s approach is a very helpful combination of scholarly analysis and practical insight.”
Another reviewer told GAR that the book “provides an alpha to omega discussion of the issues and problems that might arise or be encountered, written by experienced practitioners, and is an invaluable source of learning in this fast expanding area of legal activity.”
From the landmark 1977 TOPCO award to the first investment treaty award in excess of $1 billion, Debevoise has a depth of experience in energy disputes that few other firms can match. In 2014, the International Dispute Resolution Group advised on nearly 200 matters worldwide. These involved clients from six continents and 42 different countries. As well as significant matters in North America and Europe, nearly 60% of the Group’s matters involved disputes concerning emerging market jurisdictions in Latin America, Africa or Asia. Spanning Debevoise’s New York, London, Paris, Moscow and Hong Kong offices, the practice’s lawyers are fluent in more than 30 languages and trained and qualified under a host of common law and civil law systems. The Group participated in more than 20 hearings in 2014.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.