Introduction to “Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries”Lorraine de Germiny, Joachim Knoll, Timothy Foden, 2021
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LALIVE has extensive international experience in the mining and energy sectors, including the oil & gas and electricity sub-sectors. The firm’s expertise spans all energy sources, including renewable energy.
Our practice, which is particularly active in emerging markets and developing countries, focuses on the prevention, management and resolution of energy and mining disputes, in particular through international arbitration.
In addition, we provide advisory services regarding the structuring, financing and negotiation of large international upstream, midstream and downstream transactions in a variety of contexts, such as licences and concession agreements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, bidding processes and public procurement.
We have a strong track record advising and representing the main players in the energy sector namely large and smaller petroleum and mining companies, governments, regulatory authorities, public utilities, international financial institutions, investment banks, investment funds, independent power producers, power plant and mine operators, service suppliers, including consultants and construction companies specialised in the mining and energy fields.
We can add value in the following specific areas:
Publisher: Brill | Nijhoff
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International Law Office, Newsletter (International Trade), 12 February 2016
International Law Office, February 2015, Newsletter (Energy & Natural Resources)
International Arbitration Law Review, 2007, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 104-110
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Acclaimed group of international arbitration experts headquartered in Geneva. Operates a well-regarded investor-state and commercial arbitration practice, with particular expertise in the energy, construction, telecoms and mining sectors. Highly rated for its handling of significant disputes in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America. One interviewee was particularly impressed by "the phenomenal amount of work they do" and reported: "They leave no stone unturned and miss nothing, it is quite phenomenal. They're also extremely conscientious about keeping you in the loop. They forge a personal connection with you, which is very reassuring." Sources appreciate the team's efficiency, noting: "Their performance has been extraordinary. They were able to analyse a complex case within a short timeframe, and they had the skills to communicate in the different languages required for our case."
Chambers Global, Global-wide, Arbitration, 2018
Outstanding Swiss firm operating out of Geneva and Zürich with the experience and diversity to compete on a pan-European level, acting on disputes throughout the continent. Noted for its prowess in large-scale BIT, investor-state and commercial arbitrations on behalf of sovereign entities, governments and state-owned companies, as well as multinational clients. Particularly active in the energy, construction and telecoms sectors, with an increasing presence in finance and post-M&A disputes. Widely recognised and praised for the numerous prominent arbitrators within its ranks. Commentators describe Lalive as "a high-quality firm in European international arbitration," "a class outfit with a reach that goes beyond Switzerland." One client states: "I was blown away," adding: "It seemed like an exceptional level of commitment." The client goes on to say of the lawyers: "They are creative, smart and everybody makes a contribution."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 2), 2017
Geneva-based full-service firm Lalive provides the most lawyers in this chapter, with three practitioners selected from its 'substantial' energy practice. (Georges Racine, Matthias Scherer and Alexander Troller recommended)
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Power, 2013